Panasonic Sponsors Hamptons International Film Festival And Unique 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge

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Last Updated: October 20, 2005 8:07 pm GMT
(SECAUCUS, NJ -October 20, 2005) Panasonic, the number one plasma TV brand in America, is proud to sponsor the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival, October 19 - 23, 2005. 


As the official display technology provider of the festival, Panasonic is supplying 50-inch and 65-inch plasma monitors for the festival’s box office lobbies, VIP screening rooms, presentations and special events.

The company is also providing home theater audio equipment, DVD players, Panasonic Toughbook® computers, wireless routers and professional video equipment for use in several venues.

Panasonic will also host The Panasonic 48-Hour Film Challenge, a unique and exciting competition challenging four award-winning alumni filmmakers to write, shoot, edit, and present a short film at the festival in just 48 hours!  The results will be judged by festival audiences.  Panasonic is supplying professional Mini-DV cameras, monitors and VTRs for the challenge, as well as a new camcorder for the winning filmmaker.

“Panasonic takes pride in its active participation in this festival, which so visibly exemplifies the spirit of innovation and creativity,” said Bob Greenberg, VP of Panasonic brand marketing.  “We are delighted to provide the festival with our plasma displays, the ultimate viewing platform, as well as other advanced technologies that will enhance participants’ and the audiences’ enjoyment.”

The 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival is celebrating its 13th annual presentation of films, programs and events, and will take place in venues in East Hampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk. This year’s event features 27 world premieres, 23 U.S. premieres, 4 North American premieres, 18 East Coast premieres and 7 New York premieres.

“We are grateful to our new host sponsor, Panasonic, for helping us define the Hamptons International Film Festival experience,” said the festival’s Director of Programming, Rajendra Roy.  “Through their support and state of the art hi-def equipment, Panasonic is helping to discover some of the most talented filmmakers of tomorrow, and providing them with the technology they need to realize their visions.”

A leader in digital video technology, Panasonic offers a broad range of innovative digital media recording and editing equipment for the professional, such as multi-format, variable frame rate HD cinema camcorders, plasma and LCD HD monitors, HD cinema frame rate converters, digital video projection systems, digital A/V mixers, digital video recorders, non-linear editing systems and digital video servers.

About Panasonic
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America markets a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) of Japan, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S.  marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at http://www.panasonic.com

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