Tech-talk and cocktails with ARRI in Cannes

ARRI attends the Cannes International Film Festival and looks forward to exchanging information with filmmakers.

From May 17 to 28, 2017 the who´s-who of the movie world meet in Cannes. In its centennial year, ARRI travels to the Croisette to attend the 70th edition of the International Film Festival. “Cannes is the most important film festival worldwide. As a supplier of many products and services for the motion picture industry, it´s important for us to be present,” says Dr. Jörg Pohlman, Executive Board member of the ARRI AG. And adds: “Since its inception, ARRI has prided itself on building and maintaining exceptional relationships with filmmakers. The Festival de Cannes is a great opportunity for us to meet with directors, cinematographers, and other industry professionals from around the world and exchange information. There we get feedback, which we can directly put into the development and continuous improvement of our products.”

Again in 2017, ARRI is present at the Festival de Cannes

To intensify industry relationships and build new ones, ARRI renews its long-standing partnership with the Directors' Fortnight and invites directors and cinematographers to a get-together titled: “Cocktails with ARRI.” In addition, ARRI welcomes, together with the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the Union des Producteurs de Cinéma (UPC), and Film France, various producers to a reception. During both events, ARRI experts from the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, and Rental are present. It´s also possible to have a look at the camera systems ALEXA 65, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini, and AMIRA including lenses, stabilizer systems TRINITY and MAXIMA, as well as lighting equipment like the SkyPanel.

During both events, ARRI experts from the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, and Rental are present

Ultimately, many filmmakers count on ARRI products. The majority of the films participating the Cannes festival – from the main competition through to “Un Certain Regard” and “Director´s Fortnight” to “Critic´s Week” – were shot with ARRI equipment. Some of them were serviced by ARRI Rental: for example, OKJA from director Bong Joon-Ho, filmed by DP Darius Khonddji (ASC, AFC) with ALEXA 65. At the “Un Certain Regard” contribution DIRECTIONS – where director Stephan Komandarev and DP Vesselin Hristov worked with ALEXA Mini – ARRI Media is responsible for worldwide distribution of the film.

Shot with ALEXA Mini and distributed by ARRI Media: DIRECTIONS

At the Marché du Film, ARRI Media International Sales presents its complete portfolio at the Lerins Booth M.11 in Palais des Festivals – demonstrating which synergies and advantages are available to customers through ARRI’s various business units.

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Photos: FDC (1), Argo Film (1), ARRI (2)