Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film Festival


Palme d’Or winner and nominees rely on Avid Artist Suite to produce compelling stories

Last Updated: May 23, 2016 3:59 pm GMT
(Burlington, MA--May 23, 2016) Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) congratulates its international customers in competition at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or. Films from acclaimed directors including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodovar relied on the Avid Artist Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, for the creation of compelling visuals and pristine sound as well as efficient media management.

The Palme d’Or winner, I, Daniel Blake is the latest film from director Ken Loach, who previously won the Palme d’Or in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Jonathan Morris, who also edited many of Loach’s previous films, edited the film using Media Composer, and Sound Editor Ray Beckett, whose credits include Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker and A Room With A View, completed the sound mix with Pro Tools.

Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodovar, made its international debut at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Editor Jose Salcedo, a longtime collaborator of Almodovar, used Avid Media Composer® to edit the film, while Sound Editor Pelayo Gutierrez used Avid Pro Tools®, for audio post production.

Many other films in competition employed solutions from the Avid Artist Suite, including Toni Erdmann, The Last Face, Bacalaureat, La Fille Inconnue, Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden) and Mal de Pierres (From The Land Of The Moon).

“Avid creative solutions empower storytellers to create stunning images and beautiful soundscapes that have the power to move us,” said Avid Chairman, President and CEO, Louis Hernandez, Jr. “We congratulate all the winners and nominees at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival on their artistic achievements.”

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