Following last month’s Deauville Festival in France, here are details of similar Blu-ray Disc events happening in other European territories this month.
A BD film festival in Milan is taking place at the Cinema Apollo from the 7th – 10th October. The first day is reserved for press, with the following three days open to the public.
Media attending the festival will be able to attend the first ever Blu-ray Disc screening of Disney Pixar’s Up, hear the latest statistical data for the Italian region, review the BD promotional group’s local activity and discuss future developments for the format, including 3D.
A three-day BD festival is taking place from the 15th – 17th October at the Village Cinema, Angelo Hotel and Andel Hotel in central Prague.
Timed to coincide with the ‘Home Cinema Prague’exhibition, which attracts a high volume of press attendees, the festival will include two themed afternoons (‘HD – the future of home entertainment’on the 15th and ‘BD – the new quality of surround sound’on the 16th), exclusive BD screenings and opportunities for one-to-one briefings with local Blu-ray Disc spokespeople.
Two BD press workshops will take place at the Event Lounge in Brussels on the 29th October. The first will cater for Flemish speaking press and the second for Walloon speakers.
As Belgian consumers strive to get the maximum out of their HDTVs, the Blu-ray Disc format is growing in popularity. The events will highlight to the media BD’s success in the region, breaking through into what has traditionally been a tough market.
Details on other BD events happening later in the year will appear here over the next few weeks.