Digital cinema front, center in Paris


PARIS -- Digital cinema was in the spotlight in Paris on Wednesday as the sixth edition of the International Digital Film Forum (IDIFF) kicked off for the first time in the French capital.

More than 2,000 film industry professionals are expected to attend the three-day event, the only such showcase in Europe devoted entirely to digital film.

The IDIFF will host some of the industry's biggest players including Barco, Eclair, Christie, Panasonic and Sony.

A digital film market component hopes to promote international sales of digital feature films aiming for theatrical release.

Professionals can attend new technology-focused conferences with such names as "Creating and Delivering a Digital Print," "Making 3D Films at Disney" and "4K Post Production" and workshops including "3D Post-production" and "Lighting and Make-up for Digital Cinema."

Lea Fazer's romantic comedy "What If?" and Gilles Legrand's children's movie "The Young Girl and the Wolves" will hold premiere screenings in the digital format for IDIFF attendees.