Eric Martin Shares Insights Ahead of Harkness Screens’ Participation in the 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Paris, France – As the highly anticipated 2023 Cannes Film Festival approaches, Harkness Screens, a global leader in cinema screen technology, is preparing to showcase its unparalleled expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional projection experiences. Eric Martin, General Manager of Harkness Screens’ French manufacturing facility, recently provided key insights into the company’s participation in the prestigious event.

Harkness Screens has been an integral part of the Cannes Film Festival for over 35 years, supplying their renowned screens and more recently Qalif products, to ensure the highest quality projections in various auditoriums, including the iconic Salle Louis Lumière in the Palais des Festivals. This longstanding partnership with the festival’s organizing committee underscores Harkness Screens’ unwavering dedication to providing superior cinema screen solutions.

While Harkness Screens will not be showcasing specific products at the event, they will leverage the informal setting of a cocktail event hosted on the CST (Commission Supérieure Technique de l’image et du son) booth to engage with industry professionals, share the latest company updates, and foster meaningful connections with customers.

When asked about meeting the unique requirements and demands of the film industry, especially for prominent events like the Cannes Film Festival, Eric Martin emphasized the company’s commitment to innovation and superior manufacturing. “Harkness Screens offers an extensive range of materials, various types of finishing, and a relentless focus on research and development to continually enhance product specifications. Their unmatched manufacturing quality and responsiveness further solidify their ability to meet and exceed customer expectations”.

Looking ahead, Harkness Screens has made significant investments to support the cinema industry’s evolving needs. Their recently established Innovation Center in Stevenage, equipped with a dedicated team of scientists, embodies their long-term vision to drive continuous advancements in screen technology and meet the ever-changing demands of the market.

As industry professionals and potential customers gather at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Eric Martin extends a message on behalf of Harkness Screens. He states, “Harkness Screens, with manufacturing facilities across four continents and our cutting-edge innovation center, is fully equipped to deliver custom-made cinema and event screens of the highest quality with reasonable delivery times. We invite you to experience our unwavering commitment to excellence and join us in shaping the future of the cinema industry.”

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specializing in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes and large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year, helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.

With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC, Precision White, Nova and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools (Qalif), digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China, and combines unrivaled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at

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