'Shoonya' Indian entry at Rotterdam film fest

MUMBAI: Century Communication Limited (CCL) will have a presence at 36th International Rotterdam film festival held in The Netherlands, from 24 January to 4 February 2007, with Shoonya the official selection from India.

The firm is an integrated media and entertainment company with interests in airtime sales, post production of video and film, radio, digital news room services

Shoonya went through the digital intermediate process at post production facility Pixion. Pixion studios have introduced IQ in­ India making it the holder of the largest concentration of Quantel systems in India . Pixion facilities are used to provide complete solutions ranging from offline to online processing, graphics and digital sound for broadcasters and animation design filmmakers. These functions normally account for about 25 per cent of the total budget allocation made by any producer in every project.

The film by the debutant director Arindam Mitra, was one of the three films selected from India along with films of veteran Film-makers Girish Kasaravalli and Gautam Ghosh.

Pixion CEO Naresh Malik says that the film was shot on the HDV format, which was converted digitally through the DI process at Pixion and transferred back to film for the cinema audience.

"The entire DI process took close to four weeks and was colour graded by Robert Lang, a film grade artist at Pixion. Shoonya has been a pleasant experience for us and we take great pride in this film's international acceptance and success."

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