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CTC Announces 2021 Award Winners

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 21ST 2021 — Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the world’s largest not-for-profit independent trade organisation with more than 700 members in over 75 countries has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2021 awards at a special online YouTube Premiere.

Hosted by film-critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode and CTC’s own ‘Last Projectionist Standing’ Dave Norris, the awards recognise individuals and organisations that continue to drive excellence in movie-going through the use of technology and outstanding service to the industry.

The 2021 Award Recipients

  • Technology of the Year – Christie CounterAct Technology

  • Auditorium Technology of the Year – GDC Espedeo Supra-5000

  • Cinema of the Year – The Royal Tuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

  • Rising Star – Helen Budge

  • Technology Pioneer – IMAX Corporation

  • Outstanding Achievement – Boston Light and Sound

  • Lifetime Achievement – Jon Kidder

  • Lifetime Achievement – Jim Unick

“This years award recipients represents one of, if not the strongest line-ups of award winners we’ve ever selected. The winners represent all that is incredible about our industry and each and every one of them deserves the highest accolades for helping to drive the best movie going experiences for audiences around the world. 2021 has proved in many ways as challenging as 2020 but our industry has stood up, come together and innovated driving audiences back to cinemas. And whilst we celebrate each of our winners we also acknowledge and honour the sad passing of Jon Kidder (National Amusements) who was such a respected technology voice for our industry. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Governors, Advisory Council and our members, we congratulate our award recipients,” says Richard Mitchell, President of CTC.

The awards ceremony is available to view via the CTC website. For further information on CTC including membership opportunities, visit or email

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About CTC

With over 700 members in more than 75 countries, Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the global cinema technology network, is the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to assist the cinema industry in recognizing the importance that cinema technology and indeed the way in which it’s utilized can have a profoundly positive effect on the movie-going experience.

As well as providing guidance and support, CTC engages in a number of activities aimed at educating and improving the cinema experience. These include training courses, lectures, technical handbooks, educational visits, seminars, web seminars, networking events, professional certification, digital media and video content and the industry’s leading technical journals, Cinema Technology Magazine.

For more information, visit the CTC web page at

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