ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2012 Entries

Press Releases

26.06.2015 Kinefinity and ASSIMILATE Partner to Deliver KineRAW Codec and Real- time Post Production to Chinese Filmmaking Market
09.04.2015 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH 8.3 to Extend Its Cloud-based Ecosystem for Dailies and Post-Production Workflows at a Gotta-Have-It Price – $650 USD per Year
12.01.2015 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Stuck On On for Post Production of Golden Globe Winner Boyhood
17.12.2014 ASSIMILATE Expands Metadata Support In SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
17.12.2014 ASSIMILATE Introduces SCRATCH Web, the Ultimate Cloud-Based Client Review Tool for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Artists
02.12.2014 SpectraCal Launches New CalMAN 5 3D LUT Color Calibration Software for SCRATCH
25.11.2014 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH Play v8.2 Featuring Native Support For Oculus Rift And VR Media
14.08.2014 Sony to Offer One Year of SCRATCH Lab Software with the Purchase of Selected Large Sensor Camera
14.05.2014 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2014 Entries
08.04.2014 ASSIMILATE Optimizes SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 for New Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X
18.03.2014 ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 Encoding on Microsoft Windows Platform
18.03.2014 MyASSIMILATE Cloud-Enabled Workflow Smashes the Barriers of Location and Proximity for Dailies and Post-Production Artists
18.03.2014 ASSIMILATE Announces Powerful SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8; Includes Groundbreaking Native ProRes Encoding for Windows
19.11.2013 Versatile Distribution Services Announces SCRATCH Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K DI and Dailies Workflows.
12.09.2013 Visual Impact South Africa Offers Free License of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with Purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
12.09.2013 Live Preview of SCRATCH v8 Features Simultaneous DI Collaboration among Artists in Amsterdam, Miami, Los Angeles and Mumbai
03.09.2013 ASSIMILATE Launches SCRATCH Play - A Free, Comprehensive Media Player for Professional and Consumer Formats
20.08.2013 ASSIMILATE Demos Latest SCRATCH Workflows at Broadcast & Cable 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
19.08.2013 ASSIMILATE to Demonstrate Battle-Tested SCRATCH 4K Workflow in Paris, London, and Amsterdam
19.07.2013 ASSIMILATE Announces Intensive SCRATCH Workshop at 2013 Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), Mexico
16.07.2013 ASSIMILATE Announces the Most Affordable SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Ever
12.07.2013 Sherif Sadek Wins Best Director of a Short Documentary, From Queens to Cairo, at Madrid International Film Festival 2013
20.06.2013 Sony Professional Solutions Latin America offers a license of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
06.06.2013 Sherif Sadek, Director of Award-Winning From Queens to Cairo, Goes Home to Egypt for Ismailia International Film Festival
14.05.2013 SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013
09.05.2013 Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site License
07.05.2013 Sherif Sadek, Director of Award-Winning From Queens to Cairo, Heads to Madrid International Film Festival
08.04.2013 Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows
21.03.2013 ASSIMILATE to Showcase SCRATCH 4K Workflows at NAB 2013
01.03.2013 ASSIMILATE Presents SCRATCH v7 Finishing at 2013 Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)
19.02.2013 Limited-Time Offer on the ASSIMILATE Store - Buy SCRATCH Lab and Get Pomfort LiveGrade and Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro Free
14.02.2013 ASSIMILATE Offers Free Trial of SCRATCH v7
31.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Strengthens Sales Operations in South Asia and South East Asia with Appointment of Whiteways Holdings as Exclusive Distributor
29.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Ships Support for a Wave of New Cameras and Formats in SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
17.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Post Production Houses Chilefilms, Animal VFX, Offhollywood, Metropolis Post and Stuck On On for their Sundance 2013 Nominations
17.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Expands Sales and Support for SCRATCH in the U.S. and Canada with CineSys-Oceana
17.12.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Offers Innovative Rental Options for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
23.11.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces the Immediate Availability of the worlds first truly integrated tool for digital workflows, from Advanced Dailies to Creative DI
08.09.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Offers Beauty Box Plug-In and LiveGrade Color Management Software to Enrich SCRATCH Capabilities
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic Television
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE and DiaQuest Turbocharge SCRATCH Integration with Avid Interplay
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH Powers Creative DI and Advanced Dailies Revolution with Innovative Pay-As-You-Use and Site-License Subscription Options
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH Lab v7 Fuels Advanced Dailies Revolution
12.06.2012 ASSIMILATE to Exhibit at Broadcast Asia 2012 in Singapore
17.05.2012 ASSIMILATE Expands Sales and Support for SCRATCH in India with DOTS Techno-Creative Solution
15.05.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2012 Entries
16.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD Radeon HD Graphics on MacOS X
16.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces the Availability of SCRATCH Lab Self-Paced Training on the ASSIMILATE Store
05.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Offers New SCRATCH Lab Certification Program for DITs, Video Engineers, and other Dailies Professionals
09.03.2012 ASSIMILATE is First 3rd Party to Support REDgamma3 and REDcolor3 Color Science
29.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Continues Rapid Expansion with Addition of LightSpace Color Management Tools
21.02.2012 SCRATCH Lab is Dailies Workflow Powerhouse for New Generation of Digital Cinematography Cameras
10.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Breakthrough 48 FPS Playback of RAW RED EPIC Stereo Streams in SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
07.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Features NEAT Video Pro Plug-in for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab; and Tangent Element Control Panels
01.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Chilefilms for Sundance 2012 Winner, "Violeta Went to Heaven"
19.01.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates DuboiColor and Offhollywood NYC for Golden Globe Award Winners, The Artist and Beginners
10.01.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for RED SDK 4.2; Raises the Bar for RED Workflows with the Release of SCRATCH 6.1
10.01.2012 New SCRATCH Lab 6.1 Delivers the Best Price-Performance to Production Dailies Workflows
23.11.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces "Cyber Monday" Promotion at Expanded Online Store
25.10.2011 ASSIMILATE Launches On-line Store for all things SCRATCH
11.10.2011 ASSIMILATE Creates New Division In India
29.09.2011 ASSIMILATE announces support for 64-bit THX cineSpace LUTs
09.09.2011 ASSIMILATE announces SDI output, for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab on Mac OS X via AJA KONA 3G card
09.09.2011 SCRATCH Lab powers new on-location DIT Station
08.09.2011 ASSIMILATE partners with The Bridge for SCRATCH training
25.08.2011 ASSIMILATE Expands European Sales Channels with Appointment of Ezequiel Sarser
19.07.2011 ASSIMILATE To Unveil Next Innovations of SCRATCH Six and SCRATCH Lab at IBC 2011
04.07.2011 ASSIMILATE ships SCRATCH Lab Digital Lab application on Mac OS X and Windows
04.07.2011 ASSIMILATE ships new SCRATCH Six data-centric DI suite on Mac and Windows
26.05.2011 ASSIMILATE Salutes SCRATCH Users for Cannes Film Festival 2011 Victories
26.05.2011 SCRATCH Automates 2D and 3D VFX Dailies For Thor
17.05.2011 ASSIMILATE and Local Hero Post Showcase Worlds First RED EPIC Camera Workflow
17.05.2011 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Users On Cannes Film Festival 2011 Entries
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Unveils Next Generation of SCRATCH Data-Centric DI Suite on Mac OS X & Windows 7 at NAB 2011
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH Lab Digital Lab Application on Mac and Windows at NAB 2011
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH Product Family on Mac OS X
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces Strategic Technology Partnership with Panasonic for Post Production of Panasonic 3D Cameras
07.04.2011 Company 3 proves RED Epic 5K 3D stereo workflow with SCRATCH on "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
07.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces Full SCRATCH Support for RED Epic 5K Camera
24.03.2011 ASSIMILATE Selects Sniper Systems as its Sales Arm in South India
10.03.2011 ASSIMILATE Unveils Next Evolutions Of SCRATCH...
01.02.2011 ASSIMILATE Strengthens North American Operations with...
18.01.2011 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Stuck On On, Offhollywood...
11.01.2011 ASSIMILATE Realizes Record Sales of SCRATCH into RED...
11.01.2011 SCRATCH 5.2 now supports RMD, REDGamma2, and REDColor

SCRATCH Digital Workflow Software is Backbone of Post-Production for Multiple Cannes Festival Entries

Santa Clara, CA, May 15, 2012 – At the 65th Festival de Cannes, May 16 - 27, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing. The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers.

ASSIMILATE congratulates Cosmo Digital (Paris, France), Cinecolor Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia), Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Digital Cube (Bucharest, Romania), Filmosonido Chile (Santiago, Chile), Onemore Pictures (Rome, Italy), Raamw3rk (Gouda, The Netherlands), and Fundacion Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for their high-quality post-production of the following feature and short films accepted by the Festival de Cannes 2012 and related venues.

Short Film Palme d’Or Competition:

Waiting for P.O. Box (2012), short film directed by Bassam Chekhes. A surreal story dealing with bureaucracy and disconnect in Jordan. Barend Onneweer of post house Raamw3rk did the conform, color grading, titles, and finishing. Post-Production Facility: Raamw3rk (Gouda, The Netherlands),

Un Certain Regard:

La Playa D.C. (2012), feature film directed by Juan Andres Arango. A young man flees war on the Pacific Coast and heads for Bogotá. The film blends images of the harshness of the road and the congested metropolis of Colombia's capital city with memories of the coast and sea. Cinecolor Colombia did the conform, color grading, finishing, DCP mastering, and sound final mix. Post-Production Facility: Cinecolor Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)

Elefante Blanco (2012), feature film directed by Pablo Trapero. This is the story of two friends, both Catholic priests, who are working on behalf of the poor and dispossessed in a slum of Buenos Aires overrun by powerful drug cartels and corrupt police. Cinecolor Argentina did the conform, color grading, and DCP mastering. Post-Production facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina),

Film Market Premiere (Marché du Film):

Fairy Tale (2012), super-natural thriller directed by Ascanio Malgarini and Christian Bisceglia. Following a divorce, a mother and daughter move to an austere building of the fascist age, which hides a mysterious closet with dark secrets. Post facility Onemore Pictures, Rome, did the conform, color grading, finishing, and mastering from RED RAW material. Post-Production facility:

Semaine de la Critique:

Horizon (2012), short film directed by Paul Negoescu. The film asks the questions, if a fisherman mysteriously disappears in the depth of the Black Sea and there is nobody around to hear him, does he make a sound? Digital Cube did the conform, color grading, finishing, and DCP encoding. Post-Production Facility: Digital Cube (Bucharest, Romania),

Yeguas y Cotorras (2012), short film directed by Natalia Garagiola. This is a story of feminine intrigue: Delfina and her two soul mates, who all spend one day together at her family’s manor house before her wedding guests arrive. Cinecolor Argentina did the conform, color grading, and DCP mastering. Post-Production facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina),

Los Salvajes (2012), feature film directed by Alejandro Fadel. Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province. They must pilgrimage a hundred kilometers on foot, across the hills, for the promise of a home to continue their days. A progressive voyage into the wilderness, that soon becomes a mystic fable about courage and grace. Cinecolor Argentina did the conform, color grading, and DCP mastering. Post-Production Facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina),

Quinzaine des Realisateurs (The Directors’ Fortnight):

La Sirga (2012), feature film directed by William Vega. A young woman flees a massacre in her Colombian village, and attempts to make a new life in the high Andes at a lakeside hostel, La Sirga. Cinecolor Colombia did the conform, color grading, finishing, with scanning of 2K material at Cinecolor Mexico. Post-Production Facility: Cinecolor Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia),

Tram (2012), animation short directed by Michaela Pavlatova. The film tells a slightly erotic story about the fantasies of a tram conductor. Cosmo Digital did the conform, color grading, finishing, and final DCP mastering. Post-Production Facility: Cosmo Digital (Paris, France)

NO (2012), feature film directed by Pablo Larrain. Inspired by true events, an advertising executive creates a happy and positive message for a contender’s campaign that ousts dictator Augusto Pinochet. Filmosonido Chile did the conform, color grading, finishing, VFX supervision, and DCP mastering. Post Production Facility: Filmosonido Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Infancia Clandestina (2012), feature film directed by Benjamín Ávila. Juan lives a clandestine life. Like his mother, father, and adored uncle, outside the home he has another name. He meets Maria, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is one about love. Cinecolor Argentina did the conform, color grading, and DCP mastering. Post-Production Facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina),

Special Screenings:

Villegas (2012), feature film directed by Gonzalo Tobal. Two cousins drive together to their grandfather’s funeral in Villegas, a small inland town where they grew up together. The trip becomes an emotional journey, punctuated by reunions, the past, and the end of an era. Cinecolor Argentina did the conform, color grading, and DCP mastering. Post-Production Facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina),


Stalingrad Lovers (2010), feature film directed by Fleur Albert. The film explores the themes of drugs and social exclusion in the working-class area of Goutte d’Or in Paris. Cosmo Digital did the conform, color grading, VFX, finishing, and DCP mastering. Post-Production Facility: Cosmo Digital (Paris, France)

The Cinéfondation Selection:

Pude ver un Puma (2012), short film directed by Eduardo Williams. An accident leads a group of young boys from the high roofs of their neighborhood, passing through its destruction, to the deepest depths of the earth. Post-Production Facility: Fundacion Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires),

“ASSIMILATE and its SCRATCH product line have been at the epicenter of the global digital cinema revolution from the very beginning, and the main catalyst for this revolution has been independent productions”, said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. “We’re honored that so many of the entries accepted at this year’s festival were conformed, color graded or finished in SCRATCH. We congratulate the artists who continue to push the envelope in digital storytelling, and we join the rest of the community in celebrating their accomplishments.”