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Omniversum to Host Euromax 2014 Meeting

[quote]We are delighted to be welcoming them once again with never-seen-before productions in Europe, 4K Digital 3D projection and Laser-illuminated technologies.” — Euromax President/CEO Laurent Dondey[/quote]

Paris, France and Den Haag, The Netherlands /MarketWire/ Euromax/
(, the European Association for giant screen, specialty and
institutional documentary films, has announced its 2014 annual meeting,
which will be held at Omniversum, Den Haag (The Netherlands), May 21-24.
This year’s industry event will be hosted in parallel to the European
Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE) annual conference
( in collaboration with the International Giant Screen Cinema
Association (GSCA).

An exciting film program accompanies the 2014 event, including eighteen new
documentary films, available from leading distribution companies, most
premiering for the very first time in Europe:

National Geographic Cinema Ventures: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D,
Jerusalem 3D, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D, Pandas 3D: The Journey Home
nWave Pictures Distribution: Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, The Great
Apes 3D, Penguins 3D

IMAX Corporation: Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar

MacGillivray Freeman Films: Hidden Universe, Journey to the South Pacific

BIG & Digital: Watermelon Magic 3D, Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal
Creatures, Napa Valley Dreams

3D Entertainment Distribution: D-Day: Normandy 1944

Giant Screen Films: Wonders of the Arctic, Antarctica 3D, Tiny Giants 3D

Helifilms: The Earth Wins

Speaking about the conference, Laurent Dondey, Euromax President and CEO of
Paris-based giant screen theatre La Géode commented, “We are hugely excited
about our meeting this year. Each Euromax event attracts leading players
from across the production, distribution and exhibition industry.”

In addition to the extensive line-up of films, clips, trailers,
demonstrations and discussions, this year Euromax will offer delegates of
ECSITE’s annual conference (hosted in Den Haag during the same week), a
taste of the giant screen and institutional documentary film industry. In
partnership with the International Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA),
Euromax will be hosting a special free giant screen breakfast event for
ECSITE delegates on Friday, May 23rd.

The event is expected to attract over eighty delegates from institutional
theatres, museums, film production companies and distributors across the
globe. Alongside the 15-perf./70-mm film and 4K Digital 3D presentations, a
special demonstration workshop featuring Laser-illuminated projection from
NEC Display Solutions, installed by D3D Cinema, will also be unveiled.

With an existing IMAX 15-perf./70-mm projection system, the Omniversum
giant screen dome theatre is also being furnished with a state-of-the-art 4K
3D Digital projection system for the Euromax film event to allow screenings
in a wide range of formats. The 4K 3D Digital System will be supplied and
installed by European technical services company 2AVI, featuring the newest
CP4230 projection system from US manufacturer Christie Digital Systems.

“The Euromax and GSCA associations are key resources for educational films
and cinema technologies. We represent the business of educational cinema
experiences worldwide, and the bridging of our associations with ECSITE will
facilitate new networking, learning and business exchange opportunities,”
explains Beth Nicholas, Euromax General Administrator.

“We are very excited about partnering with Euromax for ECSITE this year,”
says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “GSCA has had much success in our
partnership with ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) in the US,
and expanding our relationships with European science centers will bring
tremendous value to the giant screen and educational cinema network

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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