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FilmLight Recognised With Queen's Award for Enterprise

London based company awarded for motion picture film scanner innovation (May 24, 2005)

FilmLight Ltd., a leading provider of digital filmmaking technology, today announced that it has been recognised with The Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2005. The award relates to the Northlight motion picture film scanner, which helped to change the way in which the film industry manages the post-production process and has facilitated the widespread adoption of digital techniques. Brought to market in 2002, over 35 Northlight scanners have been purchased by leading studios worldwide and used to scan hundreds of major motion pictures including: Sahara, Cold Mountain, Lemony Snickets' a Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Film scanning brings full quality film images into computer systems for the addition of digital visual effects, and colour grading prior to returning to film.

Companies such as FilmLight receive the Innovation Award based on business performance, commercial success, and outstanding innovation and development sustained over a period longer than two years. The in-depth evaluation process assessed FilmLight on the invention, design, production, marketing, and after sales support of the product, as well as benchmarking the company's relations with its staff, suppliers, and the environment.

"FilmLight is delighted and proud to have earned such a high level of recognition for the Northlight and for our business success," comments Peter Stothart, Commercial Director, Filmlight. "This award has a deep validation process which means a lot to us. We are a young and rapidly expanding business, and the Northlight was our first product. Our new products are achieving a similar level of success, and we feel confident that we can continue to carry the banner for British high technology products in the film industry."

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About FilmLight Ltd
FilmLight was established to develop an integrated digital film mastering process by providing the worlds highest quality digital film scanning, grading and colour management techniques. The FilmLight team has been pioneering digital film techniques for nearly 20 years enabling it to offer unsurpassed industry knowledge. The companys clients for its pioneering Northlight, Baselight and Truelight digital film technology include Cinesite, ILM, Éclair, Rhythm & Hues, Pacific Title, FotoKem, Framestore CFC, Matchframe and the Moving Picture Company. FilmLight has offices in London, Los Angeles and New Zealand.

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