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DALSA to Award HDFEST Deffie Winner with Origin Package

Deffie Award for Best Short Film will receive a special awards package from DALSA Digital Cinema (November 22, 2005)

HDFEST and DALSA Digital Cinema announced today that the winner of the HDFEST Deffie Award for Best Short Film will receive a special awards package from DALSA Digital Cinema. The winner will receive his/her choice of one weeks free use of either an Origin camera package with digital lab services to be provided by DALSA or an HD camera package plus one day of personalized training on the Origin 4K camera and workflow tools.

The HDFEST Deffie Awards are held annually recognizing the year's outstanding achievements in High-Definition filmmaking and we are pleased to provide this year's recipient with a look beyond HD into the 4K future of filmmaking . On Sunday December 4th, the HDFEST Deffie Award winners will be announced at 10:30pm during HDFEST Los Angeles 2005 Presented by Intel.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Laboratories' Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. John Coghill, Vice President & General Manager of DALSA Digital Cinema will be on hand at HDFEST Sunday night to present the award at HDFEST.

HDFEST's Goals
The schedule for HDFEST's upcoming film festival event which will be held December 1st through December 5th can be found at HDFEST Los Angeles 2005 Presented by Intel will be held at Dolby Laboratories' Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank and ETC's Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre is located at 6433 Hollywood Blvd. Since 2000, HDFEST has been presenting the world's best in High-Definition cinema and independent HD filmmaking. The festival screens HD films created exclusively using HD technology, all festival material is also presented using HD projection equipment. At HDFEST panels and seminars also take place about digital cinema and HD filmmaking. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour takes place in Los Angeles, London, New York, Helsinki, Fort Lauderdale and Hämeenlinna.

DALSA Digital Cinema
Through its Los Angeles facilities DALSA Digital Cinema rents the most advanced equipment, from the latest ENG cameras to Origin, the most powerful digital cinema camera in the world with 4k digital output. In addition to high-performance cameras, DALSA also provide lenses, lighting, grip, and accessories. More information about DALSA can be found at During HDFEST at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank Sunday night, DALSA Digital Cinema will also be presenting a seminar about digital acquisition Sunday December 4th beginning at 8:30pm which is entitled "4K: The Future of Filmmaking". Admission to both the HDFEST Deffie Award Ceremony and the DALSA Digital Cinema presentation is free of charge with advance registration. Registration forms available for download can be found at

The DALSA Origin camera was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of professional cinematographers. Origin is the only digital camera to provide over 12 stops of exposure latitude, an optical reflex viewing system and a large format CCD sensor optically compatible with high performance 35mm film lenses. Origin also represents a paradigm shift toward high performance file based data centric workflow systems that can offer results superior to 35mm film.

DALSA's prize package will provide an HDFEST filmmaker with a highly unique opportunity to work with some of the world's most advanced high dynamic range, high resolution digital cinematography equipment. HDFEST Festival Director Issac Alexander states "The HDFEST Deffie Award winner for Best Short Film will have the opportunity to work with an amazing breakthrough in digital cinematography. HDFEST is dedicated to promoting High-Definition filmmaking and educating independent filmmakers. We want to assist Directors and DPs in their quest to gain access to the best tools possible for their creative vision, and that is exactly what DALSA has done with the Origin camera."

HDFEST Information
HDFEST 2005 Los Angeles is presented by Intel. Premiere Level Sponsors of the event include Dolby Laboratories, DALSA Digital Cinema, DivX, Kappa Studios, Film and Video Magazine and Production Update Magazine. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour is also sponsored by Goldcrest Post Productions, Video Gear Source, RGB Communications, Midtown Video, Royalty Free HD, SYPHA, Guardian Entertainment, ProductionHub, and BBC Post Production. Dolby Laboratories' Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II is located at 3601 W Alameda Ave, and the Hollywood Pacific Theatre is located at 6433 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets for HDFEST Los Angeles are $10 per screening sequence or panel, and available for purchase online or at the door at the festival the day of the event. Tickets can also be purchased at TicketWeb by calling 1-866-468-3399.

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