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Building MOMENTUM in Cannes: Sennheiser Brings its Wireless Listening Experience to The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival

American Pavilion Interactive Panels and Showcases to Feature a Wide Range of Filmmaker Talent and a Silent Disco, with Pristine Wireless Audio Provided by Sennheiser

· Cannes, France – For the second year in a row, audio specialist Sennheiser will support The American Pavilion (AmPav) at the Cannes International Film Festival during its Industry In Focus panel discussions and In Conversation celebrity interviews this year in Cannes, which will feature panels, workshops and interactive showcases with the film industry’s leading talent and entertainment personalities. Over the course of the 12-day festival, which is the most high profile event in the film industry, audiences will be able to listen to AmPav content through Sennheiser wireless headphones.

Last year, Sennheiser brought wireless content to hundreds of guests of The American Pavilion during the Cannes International Film Festival.

Last year, Sennheiser brought wireless content to hundreds of guests of The American Pavilion during the Cannes International Film Festival.

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.

Former Senator Christopher Dodd, listening to a pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones.

Former Senator Christopher Dodd, listening to a pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones.

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.