SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013

ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists on Festival de Cannes 2013 Entries

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At the 66th Festival de Cannes, May 15 - 26, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing, and/or SCRATCH Lab® for their production dailies or VFX reviews. The Cannes Film Festival is the world's premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers.

ASSIMILATE® congratulates Alchimix/Wallpaper (France) Arane Gulliver (France) Cosmo Digital (France), Mikros Image (France), Jeffrey Flohr (USA), Cinecolor Argentina, Technicolor France, In The Mood (France), Basecamp (Malaysia), Fundacion Universidad del Cine (Argentina), Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (Mexico), Gary Jackemuk and (USA), Ludovico Bettarello (Italy) for their high-quality post-production and/or dailies of the following features, short films and documentaries accepted by the Festival de Cannes 2013 and related venues.

In Competition:

La vie d'Adéle (2012), drama directed by Abdellatf Kechiche. Mikros used SCRATCH Lab for the VFX data management.

Post Production Facility: Mikros Image (

Un Certain Regard:

The Bling Ring (2013), feature film directed by Sofia Coppola.

Post-Production:  Jeffrey Flohr, DIT for dailies and DI, including conform, color grading and finishing. (

Wakolda (2013), feature film directed by Lucia Puenzo.

Post-Production facility: Cinecolor Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina), (

Les Salauds (2012), drama-thriller, directed by Claire Denis. Mikros Image used SCRATCH Lab and SCRATCH for the grading on set, conform, and final color grading.

Post Production Facility:  Mikros Image (

Out of Competition:

Blood Ties (2013), crime thriller directed by Guillaume Canet.

Post Production Facility:  Technicolor France (

Le Dernier Des Injustes (2013), a documentary directed by Jean Claude Lanzmann. The conform was done on SCRATCH by Mikros Image.

Post Production Facility:  Mikros Image (

Quinzaine des Realisateurs (Directors' Fortnight):

La Fille Du 14 Juillet (2013), comedy directed by Antonin PeretjatkoCosmo Digital used SCRATCH for conform, color grading and finishing of "La Fille."

Post Production Facility:  Cosmo Digital (

Un Voyageur (2013), documentary directed by Marcel Ophuls.

Post Production Facility: In the Mood (

The Congress (2013), drama directed by Ari Folman. Mikros did the data management of VFX on SCRATCH Lab.

Post Production Facility:  Mikros Image (

Les Apaches (2013), drama directed by Thierry De Peretti. Cosmo Digital used SCRATCH for conform, color grading and finishing of "Les Apaches."

Post Production Facility:  Cosmo Digital (

The Cinéfondation Selection:

Mañana Todas Las Cosas (2013), short film directed by Sebastián Schjaer.

Post-Production: Fundacion Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), (

Contrafabula De Una Niña Disecada (2012), short film directed by Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal.

Post Production: Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC Mexico)  (

La Marché Du Film(screenings, worldwide film market):

Path Of Souls (2012), drama directed and produced by Jeremy Torrie. Conform, Color Grading and DCPGary Jackemuk,

Robokicks (Bola Kampung) (2013), animation directed by Ah Loong and Chua-Chong Tee.

Post Production Facility: Basecamp (Malaysia) (

War of the Worlds Goliath (2012), sci-fi animation directed by Joe Pearson.

Post Production Facility: Basecamp (Malaysia) (

Neverlake (2013), horror film directed by Riccardo Paoletti. Ludovico Bettarello did the dailies and color grading in SCRATCH.

Colorist: Ludovico Bettarello (

Au Bord Du Monde (2013), documentary directed by Claus Drexel. Cosmo Digital used SCRATCH for conform, color grading and finishing of "Au Bord Du Monde."

Post Production Facility:  Cosmo Digital (

Ô Heureux Jour (2013), documentary directed by Dominique Cabrera.

Post Production Facility: In the Mood (

La Bataille De Solferino (2013), drama by Justine Triet. Cosmo Digital used SCRATCH for conform, color grading and finishing of "La Bataille."

Post Production Facility: Cosmo Digital (

Critics' Week:

Nos Heros Sont Morts Ce Soir (2012), drama directed by David Perrault. Post Production Facility: Alchimix/Wallpaper (­)

The Lunchbox (Dabba) (2013), drama directed by Ritesh Batra.

Post Production:  Arane Gulliver (

3X3D(2013), documentary by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, and Edgar Pera.Cosmo Digital used SCRATCH for conform, color grading and finishing of "3X3D."

Post Production Facility:  Cosmo Digital (

Cannes Classics:

Le Joli Mai (1963) directed and restored by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme (1963, new length 2013: 2h25). Mikros Image used SCRATCH for final color grading.

Post Production Facility:  Mikros Image (

"ASSIMILATE and its SCRATCH product line have been at the epicenter of the global digital cinema revolution from the very beginning, and the main catalyst for this revolution has been independent productions", said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. "We're honored that so many of the entries accepted at this year's festival were conformed, color graded or finished in SCRATCH. We congratulate the artists who continue to push the envelope in digital storytelling, and we join the rest of the community in celebrating their accomplishments."


ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company's SCRATCH products, running on Windows and Mac OS X, are the heartbeat of today's most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip directors, DPs, on-set professionals and artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for conform, versioning, color grading, playback, compositing and finishing for nearly all popular digital workflows, including, RED, ARRI, Sony F65 and F55, Canon 5D, Phantom, Go Pro and many more. SCRATCH Lab delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies.. To learn more, visit

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