Advance News of DigiTraining Plus 2008


Now in its fifth edition, DigiTraining Plus moves this year to the United Kingdom, the European market that has proved to be most dynamic up to the present in adopting digital screening.
A new venue but a constant objective: to offer professional players in Europe thorough and detailed training on which to base their choices and business strategies in dealing with the digital transition.
The course, which will be moderated once again this year by Mads Egmont Christensen, a producer and teacher of cinema, will approach the theme from the points of view of technology, theatre management, content and business models, on the basis of a combination of

  • lessons by internationally known experts:

DigiTraining Plus 2008 will open with a talk by Dave Monk, EDCF:
What do we talk about when we talk of digital cinema?
A unique opportunity to sum up the current situation, analyzing trends for the near future and comparing ideas with one of the most authoritative figures in the world of digital screening.

The English model: public intervention behind the launch and development of the Digital Service Network
Fiona Deans
and Nicola Gaddes of Arts Alliance Media.
Alex Stolz of the UK Film Council
  • reports by exhibitors who have already experimented with digital technology:

Curzon Cinemas: the technical aspects of digital projection
presentation and question-and-answer session with Mick Stephen, group engineer

Kino Cinemas: how to create and manage a “digital only” cinema
in the words of the founder Paul Corcoran

  • visits to significant sites and screenings:
    starting with the Curzon Soho, scheduled for 10 April, arriving at the Odeon Surrey Quays, a thorough tour through the various types of cinemas that have already adopted digital, with the chance to see 3D digital images for yourself, including a selection of the European productions distributed in digital format.

As well as:
Which business models for Europe? From VPF “made in Usa” to the answers suggested by XDC, Technicolor and Arts Alliance Media
Contents and availability: films and alternative products, with participation by More2Screen and DDCinema
The prospects of 3D, with the collaboration of RealD