The Golden Elephant Award
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|Written by: Johan C. M. Wolthuis,
International 70mm Publishers
Strohmaier and Johan Wolthuis. Image by Linda Carfagno
International 70mm Publishers in The Netherlands has taken the
initiative to create a new Award for those people who have worked for
many, many years promoting and researching the heritage of 70mm film and
original Cinerama and have never received any official recognition. In
cooperation with a committee of advisors consisting of Mark Lyndon,
March and Nigel Wolland they have presented their first Award during the
Widescreen Weekend 10-13 April in Bradford, UK to David Strohmaier from
Los Angeles who has attended the Weekend on many occasions.
The official words on the Award say:
The 70mm Publishers Golden Elephant Award presented to David
Strohmaier for his Outstanding Contribution and Cinerama History
Research, his Restoration Work and for making the first Cinerama film in
the Picture" in 2012. International 70mm Publishers
April 2014. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
If David Strohmaier had not done his extensive research on the Cinerama
process, it would have been completely forgotten!
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70mm Day in Aalborg
70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg
Denmark, 26. April 2014
Lawrence and John Wolthuis. Image by Tony Earnshaw
On Tuesday April 15, a second Award was presented to the former
programmer of the Widescreen Weekend, Bill Lawrence in his office in
Halifax, UK. In 1993 Bill started this 70mm and Cinerama Widescreen
Weekend after they had installed the very unique Cinerama projection
equipment in the National Media Museum's Pictureville Theatre. The first
program was a festival of famous classic movies. Among them was a
3-strip “This is Cinerama” print, 70mm prints of “Lawrence of
Arabia” , “2001: A Space Odyssey” and a 70mm blow-up of
“The Sheltering Sky”. Guest of honour was producer Jeremy Thomas who
talked about his work for “The Last Emperor” and the 70mm
production of “Little Buddha”, which was nearly finished and
released in 1994.
The wording on Bill's Award says:
The 70mm Publishers Golden Elephant Award presented to Bill Lawrence
in Appreciation and Gratitude for his longtime Dedication to, and
Promotion of 70mm, Cinerama and Widescreen Weekend. International
70mm Publishers April 2014. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
and Johan. Image by Tommy Hald
On April 26, during the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the
Biffen 70mm Cinema in Aalborg, Danemark, a third Award was presented to
Thomas Hauerslev, for his work on the in70mm.com website.
The 70mm Publishers Golden Elephant Award presented to Thomas
Hauerslev for his Extensive 70mm Website, "the World's leading online
Resource devoted to Large Format Cinema". For his Promotion of 70mm
Festivals, his Interviews with the key people of Widescreen Cinema. His
outstanding Contribution and Dedication to the Promotion of the 70mm
Format worldwide and for the Promotion of the important 70mm Heritage.
Aalborg, Danemark, 26 April 2014 International 70mm Publishers
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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