Since 1973, the Norwegian International Film Festival has been held annually in Haugesund, Norway. It runs for 10 days in August, during which attendees have the opportunity to view over 70 films from 24 countries. In the cinema world, the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund is considered "The Nordic Cannes".
Most of the films are screened at Edda Kino, which has five theatres. QSC Cinema products are installed in four of the venues, including the DCP 100 and DCP 300 digital cinema processors and DCS loudspeakers.
The largest room, Edda 1, which accommodates 529 people, is where the major premieres are screened. Edda 1 is equipped with three model SC-434 4-way screen channel systems, three model SB-7218 dual 18-inch subwoofers, and twenty-four SR Series surround loudspeakers. All the loudspeakers are powered by DCA power amplifiers, including DCA 1622, DCA 2422, and DCA 3422.
“Regular everyday operation of the cinema is made much easier with the QSC DCP processors, a product that communicates perfectly to our existing digital systems,” says Thor Vidar Hjelmervik, the festival’s Technical Director. “They are incredibly easy to operate, both from booth and from the TMS system we use. Channels and presets can be programmed to our specific needs during a busy festival but also for our rentals.”
Installation and system commissioning was done by Videvox, a full-service cinema products dealer based in Sweden with offices in Norway. The Videvox team was led by key accounts manager Ulf Quicklund. Despite the grueling schedule of 250 to 300 screenings within the period of just a little over a week, all went off smoothly without any problems. Hjelmervik says, “I cannot praise them enough; Videvox is a company with true and proper professionals.”