SFF chooses SILVER TRAK DIGITAL as key programming production partner

The 65th Sydney Film Festival brought the world’s best new films to Sydney for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks, parties, international director and actor guests and more. This year Sydney Film Festival (SFF) has chosen Silver Trak Digital as their key programming production partner with Silver Trak responsible for managing the logistics and quality of all the Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) submitted and more.

Silver Trak CEO Tim Creswell said, “We are responsible for the creation and updating of multiple films, shorts and advertising DCPs for the Festival. We are also responsible for the delivery of these films for each screening including having a heavy validation completed on each DCP received and ensuring the films’ projectionist receives all vital information so the festival runs as smoothly as possible.”

Silver Trak’s digital cinema media technician Kirstin Farrugia and CEO Tim Creswell

The decision to use Silver Trak came after an exhaustive and comprehensive evaluation process by the Festival’s program coordinator Andrew Perkins as he explained, “I met with Silver Trak with a view to finding a better, more efficient and cost effective solution programming and production solution. The brief included Silver Trak being responsible for downloading, QC spot check and validating hundreds of DCPs from various locations and they had to create and repair DCPs throughout the Festival. We also wanted them to provide comprehensive technical support. I’m happy to say that Silver Trak was able to supply all of the above at a cost that worked within the SFF’s budget.”

With many years of digital distribution experience, a wealth of DCI knowledge and state of the art equipment and facilities it was clear to the SFF that Silver Trak would be their ideal and major post-production partner leading up and throughout the festival.

Creswell added, “We also committed to regular and transparent communication and to meeting all the SFF’s timeframes. A very high level of customer service was key for the SFF as was our ability to handle all the festival’s programming and production requirements at our one stop shop Sydney facility.”

With Sydney Film Festival growing in size and reputation each year, the technical side of its programming and production also increases in importance as does its choice of technology and post production partner.

Andrew Perkins concluded, “When you visit Silver Trak’s Sydney HQ you can’t help but be impressed with their knowledge, pricing and service level capabilities. All of this has helped us put on the best Sydney Film Festival to date.”

About Silver Trak Digital
With over 30 years of experience in audio, visual and data content management, Silver Trak Digital provides leading edge media asset management, broadcast duplication, QC, technical assessment, content management, disc duplication and replication services as well as pro media distribution from world leading brands.

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About Sydney Film Festival
From Wednesday 6 June to Sunday 17 June 2018, the 65th Sydney Film Festival offers Sydneysiders another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, international guests and more.

Sydney Film Festival also presents an Official Competition of 12 films that vie for the Sydney Film Prize, a highly respected honour that awards a $60,000 cash prize based on the decision of a jury of international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals. Previous Sydney Film Prize winners: On Body and Soul (2017); Aquarius (2016); Arabian Nights (2015); Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011); Heartbeats (2010); Bronson (2009); and Hunger (2008).

The Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals. For more information visit: sff.org.au.

The 65th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The Festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

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