Posted Wed Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The electronics company will sponsor the upcoming film festival.
VIZIO and AFI have announced a partnership for AFI FEST 2014. As part of the agreement, VIZIO will showcase its latest products and host the opening night of the festival which is set to feature the world premiere of 'A Most Violent Year,' directed and written by J.C. Chandor.
"We're honored to support the world premiere of 'A Most Violent Year' and collaborate with AFI FEST to bring technology and filmmakers together," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "With the continued advancements, we're investing to set the new picture and audio quality standard for consumers. It's now more important than ever to work with cinematographers and directors to support their technology needs as they bring their vision to life for both the home as well as the theater."
Throughout the festival, the VIZIO Ultra HD Lounge will also host several events, allowing filmmakers to check out the company's latest Ultra HD Smart TVs. In addition, VIZIO will be handing out a 70" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV and a 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar System to the winner of the VIZIO Visionary Special Jury Award for extraordinary visual story telling. Finally, all on-site pass holders will also have access to the VIZIO Chill and Charge Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel, allowing attendees to charge their phones, grab a drink, and demo VIZIO's P-Series Ultra HD TVs.
AFI FEST 2014 will be held November 6 through November 13 in Hollywood, California.
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