Toronto International Film Festival

Our partner, Arts Alliance Media, supported Toronto International Film Festival with Lifeguard and Screenwriter Solutions.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, are proud to have supported the celebrated Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the world’s largest public film festival, after enabling Lifeguard (powered by CIELO) and Screenwriter to monitor and optimise hardware, consumables, and screenings.


After delivering more than 300 films across an eleven-day period, this month, TIFF offered a global audience the chance to enjoy screenings, lectures, workshops, and meeting opportunities with filmmakers, to present the best of international and Canadian cinema.

To guarantee smooth and error-free operations, TIFF selected Lifeguard, a centralised hardware management system powered by CIELO, to monitor all network-wide devices and prevent potential faults ahead of time. Screenwriter, meanwhile, monitored all the festival’s screens from one central point to ensure comprehensive content control and screen visibility.

“To have supported TIFF as their trusted software provider for this landmark event symbolises both the power of our solutions and confidence we instil in our partners,” explained Peter Kim, VP of Sales for the Americas & Korea at AAM.


Lifeguard presents exhibitors and festival organisers with their own NOC solution, helping to identify issues early by measuring hardware performance, enable detailed visibility through meticulous device monitoring, and gain additional intelligence from over 30 operational reports.

While Screenwriter, a solution responsible for scheduling features, trailers and advertisements, monitoring screens, and controlling playback for over 42,000 screens worldwide, enables organisations to centralise their daily workload, allowing site-level staff to focus on audience facing positions.

Peter Kim added “Lifeguard allows film festivals to actively work to prevent show-stopping issues and reduce lost revenue, while Screenwriter has proven success in managing high-profile events.”


About Arts Alliance Media

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. AAM offers a wide range of solutions to exhibitors which enable them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers. AAM software touches over 45,000 digital screens globally, while their network operations center (NOC) supports several thousand screens. AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider, alongside Volfoni, a global leader in 3D technology.


CIELO is an enterprise software company that unlocks business efficiency through machine connectivity. Founded in 2015, CIELO is the fastest growing software leader enabling customers to compete in the new era of cinema with next generation technology. CIELO’s software solutions are agnostic and support the multivendor environments that exhibitors have today.

They are installed in over 16,000 screens in over 50 countries processing over 56 billion transactions a year.

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