From the seventh edition of the course
“DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies”
Helsinki, 17-21 February 2010
- daily update -
participants at the seventh edition of the course “DigiTraining
Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies”, opening
tomorrow in Helsinki, come from as many as 13 different countries and
are over 60.
The initiative, organized by MEDIA Salles with the support of the European
Union and the Italian Government, is the only training measure in the
MEDIA Programme devoted to digital technologies from the theatres’
point of view.
Following a method that has been appreciated and consolidated over the
years, the course programme will alternate lectures on theory, group-work
and visits in the field.
In line with this close relationship between theory and experience, this
year it will be Finland to host the course: thanks to the project “Network
of digital cinemas”, approved in 2009 by the Ministry of
Education and the Finnish Chamber
of Films, whose objective is to involve the whole of the cinema chain
in digitalization, today this Nordic country constitutes an interesting
European lab for digital cinema.
At January 2010, 48 screens - i.e. around 15% of the total number of screens
- already had digital projectors installed.
Some of the most innovative of these cinemas will be visited during the
course, such as the Flamingo complex, belonging to Finnkino, the major
exhibition chain in Finland, or the Bio Grand in Tikkurila, a digital
3D cinema 15 km north of the Capital.
A close-up on Finland, then – thanks also to an open-door session
on Thursday morning in collaboration with the Finnish MEDIA Desk –
but with plenty of attention to all the signs coming from other parts
of the world; a focus will, for example, be devoted to Russia and to burning
issues on the international scenario, from the different business models
being adopted or tried out, to the availability of digital content, to
the prospects for 3D.
As always during the course, the DGT Online Informer transforms itself
to provide a daily bulletin and keep you up-to-date on course proceedings
and the topics covered, as well as introducing the speakers, well-known
professional players on the international scene.
here to see the course programme)