This year, AmPav will also feature an 'invitation only' silent disco event scheduled to take place during the second week of the festival, featuring Paris-based Sennheiser artist DJ Speedermike. During the silent disco, attendees will be able to hear the performance solely through the supplied Sennheiser RS 120 wireless headphones.
"We are excited to feature Sennheiser's wireless headphone technology for the second year in a row at The American Pavilion," commented Julie Sisk, director and founder of The American Pavilion. "Our experience last year was a great success and brought an entirely new element of interactive technology to our events — this year, we are extending this experience to create a brand new, silent disco."
AmPav, which was completely redesigned last year as a result of its partnership with American Express and The Peninsula Hotel properties, boasts a new conference center, bar, restaurant and a media terrace/green room. By utilizing wireless headphones courtesy of Sennheiser, guests of The American Pavilion will be able to enjoy conference content wherever they roam within the facility.
The American Pavilion Industry in Focus and In Conversation Series feature industry panels each day that focus on topics like film finance, acquisitions, producing and film + technology. The interactive sessions are moderated by well-known entertainment journalists and routinely attract the top names in entertainment. In prior years, guests have included Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorcese, Robert Duvall, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Anjelica Huston, James Cameron and many others.
The American Pavilion, which is located in the International Village next to the Palais, has become a hub for film industry professionals to gather and share ideas during the Cannes Film Festival — the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world. The festival itself attracts over 20,000 industry professionals and over 4,000 journalists from around the globe.
About The American Pavilion:
Recently celebrating its 26th year as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professional and emerging filmmakers together. The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and more.
Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.
For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation, and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings.For more information, visit www.ampav.com.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.