"Showmanship plays an important part in the movie-going experience. With digitisation and the automation of showing movies, much of the care and attention that goes into creating the right atmosphere and showing the movie as the filmmaker intended is slowly being lost. There are however some exceptions to this and the recipients of this years’ team of the year award goes to a cinema and indeed team that are dedicated to providing an incredible customer experience from the moment the movie-goer enters the building."
"A welcoming destination for cultural, creative, social and business visitors alike, this team has worked tirelessly over many years to create engaging, vibrant and welcoming spaces that are accessible to all and a cinema space where technical excellence in movie presentation is shown at all times. This year’s team of the year is awarded to Watershed Bristol."
Ewan Dunford, Watershed's Technical Manager, attended the event and collected the award. He says:
“This award acknowledges the fantastic work of Jon, Ruben, Aaron, David, Gareth, James and myself in the Technical & Projection team, and it also acknowledges what we at Watershed, as a true independent cinema, achieves in every department. Our role in the projection box is to exhibit films, talks and other events to the highest standard possible.
We are one big family at Watershed - and this award is dedicated to all who are here now, who have gone before and are yet to grace us with their presence. The hard work by all in the Projection team, within a fully supportive organisation pays off in fantastic results. We will celebrate this award in true Watershed style!”
A massive congratulations to Ewan, Jon, Ruben, Aaron, David, Gareth and James from the rest of Watershed - you guys are the best!
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed's Cinema Curator also attended the event with the team and says:
"I am so delighted that the hard work and dedication of our Projection and technical team has been recognised by the CTC. Every detail in the projection of films - from the quality of the image and the sound presented to audiences and the technical presentation for our conference and events customers - is delivered to the highest standard with great care. This award is testament to the skill and professionalism of Ewan and his team."
CTC members represent all facets of the film industry: from film distributors to cinema exhibitors, integrators, manufacturers, journalists and thought leaders. Our membership community is united by a shared passion for technology and the cinematic experience.
Congratulations also to all of the other award winners who were recognised for their significant contribution to improving the film-going experience.