To encourage the distribution of works in 16mm on their original support, Light Cone offers programmers the possibility to rent 16mm projectors and availability of projectionists at very reasonable rates.

Projecting a film

For best projection results, please observe the following points:

  1. Make sure the equipment is compatible with the required type of projection (for example, projection speed of 18 frames per second; separate sound on magnetic tape, cassette, or CD; magnetic soundtrack; multiple screens; etc.).
  2. When a film is to be projected at 18 fps, make sure that the projector bulb is not too hot and that the fan works properly, otherwise the film strip may get burned.
  3. Carefully clean the film path and all sprocket wheels. Use a compressed air duster and a non-abrasive brush such as a toothbrush. The projector must be completely clean – otherwise, scratches may occur.
  4. If you splice short films together, never cut head or tail leader. Any cutting of a print is strictly forbidden. Retain all leader when splicing films together, and if necessary, turn up the house lights during the intervals.
  5. Focus the image at the start of the film.
  6. Note any problem that occurs during or after projection.
  7. Do not cut or discard individual frames if a film should break during projection or rewinding. Just make a one-sided tape splice.
  8. After projection, rewind all films using the correct wind.
  9. Do not throw away or write on the inspection sheet included with the film.