The European Digital Cinema Forum recently held its bi-annual elections for Board membership for the coming two year period. There are several new Board members, and the overall Board covers a very wide range of the cinema business and across European countries.
This breadth is a unique strength of the EDCF and is important for a membership-based group so that we can continue to take into account all of our membersâ€™ interests and provide real value to the industry as a whole.
In a very competitive election, members voted the following people onto the Board:
Angelo dâ€™Alessio â€" Venice film Festival, Italy
Oleg Berezin â€" Neva Film, Russia
Tom Bert â€" Barco, Belgium
Tammo Buhren â€" ZweiB, Germany
David Hancock â€" IHS Markit, UK
Dave Hodgkinson â€" Universal Studios, UK
Cathy Huis in tâ€™veld Esser â€" Gofilex, Netherlands
Matt Jahans â€" Harkness Screens, UK
Julian Pinn â€" Julian Pinn Ltd., UK
Jan Runge â€" ICTA, Germany
Patrick von Sychowski â€" Celluloid Junkie, UK
Jack Watts â€" Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema
The Boardâ€™s first action was to renew the mandate of current President David Hancock, which was unopposed.
David Hancock comments â€śI would like to thank everyone who stood as a Board member in these elections, the most competitive I can remember. I was impressed by the range and industry stature of the candidates and am heartened by that. It is a very good sign for the EDCFâ€™s future that our membership is so active.
I would like to thank the last Board for their hard work over the past two years, which has seen the EDCF re-energised and imbued with a new sense of purpose. I also wish to thank those that have stood down from the Board for their longstanding commitment and service to the EDCF and wish them good luck in their continuing venturesâ€ť.