Still five days left to apply for Digital Production Challenge II
- The workshop, to be held in Vilnius from 4 to 7 November, will compare and analyse the best digital production and post-production workflows
Although digital technology is now part of everyday life, a plethora of workflows on one hand and a lack of lasting standards/supports on the other make the work of film professionals more challenging: how to fulfil the demands of the partners? How positioning the films on the market?
Digital Production Challenge II enables professionals to get a better grasp of this complex environment, of the task division between the partners involved, while allowing being more confident in directing, producing and distributing in this ever-evolving digital world. This upcoming edition will take place in Lithuania, Vilnius, from 4-7 November 2015.
The training formula is based on practical case studies: comparison of the most-used workflows in Europe, presentations of different budget ranges (special focus on low and "standard" budgets) by experienced producers and their post-production providers.
Two case studies are already confirmed: the documentary The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
film profile] by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders (Special Prize Cannes in Un Certain Regard 2014, Best Documentary at the French César Awards) and A La Vie [+see also:
film profile] by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2014 and Best Photography at the Lumieres Awards 2015), presented respectively by French producer David Rosier and by cinematographer Rémy Chevrin.
“There are many novelties for this seventh edition. It is the first time that we have organised the seminar in close cooperation with a European film festival, Scanorama”, explains Sophie Bourdon, DPC II’s project manager. “The programme runs for three days instead of two, and it is open to sales agents, distributors, festival and market organisers and Funds, besides filmmakers, cinematographers, producers and post-production professionals.”
The workshop will be run by an experienced pool of professionals including:
Martin Hagemann, German producer at zero fiction (The Turin Horse [+see also:
interview: Béla Tarr
film profile] by Béla Tarr, Fay Grimm by Hal Hartley, Moloch & Father and Son by Aleksandr Sokurov),
Florian Rettich, German DIT (Pina [+see also:
interview: Wim Wenders
film profile] by Wim Wenders, Measuring the World [+see also:
film profile] by Detlev Buck, Highlander - The Source by Brett Leonard)
Tommaso Vergallo, French consultant with a 20 year experience at Swiss Effects, Duboi, Quinta and Digimage (Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Asterix and Obelix, Mission Cleopatra by Alain Chabat, René by Alain Cavalier, Amour by Michael Haneke [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile], Ten by Abbas Kiarostami, On the Road [+see also:
film profile] by Walter Salles).