(updated as at 25 August 2015)
DigiTraining Plus 2015: What do you do with digital now you've got it?
26 - 30 August 2015, Prague (CZ) and Bratislava (SK)

Wednesday 26 August

Thursday 27 August

Friday 28 August

Saturday 29 August

Sunday 30 August

Arrival of participants in Prague - Axa Hotel

Transfer to Světozor Cinema by tram: 3 or 24; or 20 minutes on foot

In Prague and Bratislava

8.30 am
Group transfer from Axa Hotel by rented bus to Premiere Cinema Hostivař (with light luggage)

9.30 am
Welcome message and presentation of Premiere Cinemas by David Horáček, Founder of Premiere Cinemas

9.45 am
Kick-off speech by Paolo Protti, President, MEDIA Salles

10.05 am
Film sound technology in the digital era by Michal Pajdiak, Sound Designer, SoundSquare studio

10.45 am (by groups)
- Coffee break

- Visit to the projection booth, with Jan Procházka

11.30 am
Back to the future - Classic cinema in the digital age by Nick Varley, Managing Director, Park Circus Limited

12.15 pm
Technical session:

Digital Technologies at the service of accessibility
by Michael Karagosian - MKPE

In Bratislava and Prague

Transfer from Austria Trend Hotel to Kino Lumière (walking distance)

Session open to audiovisual professionals from the host country

9.00 am
Digitization in Europe and worldwide: facts, figures and challenges by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles

9.15 am
The Slovak cinema landscape

- Kino Lumière: quality films by Peter Dubecký, General Director, Slovak Film Institute

9.40 am
Restored films: a new opportunity for cinemagoers by Peter Csordás - Digital Department of Slovak Film Institute

10.10 am
- Coffee break

- Visit to Kino Lumière and Digital Department

10.40 am
How to use social media in the cinema business by Adam Zbiejczuk, Social Media Expert

11.40 am
High Definition Alternative content programs by Giovanni Cozzi - Rising Alternative

Translation into Slovak - WHOLE DAY

In Prague

8.30 am
Transfer from Axa Hotel to Aero Kino by tram 3 and then 9

9.00 am
The Aeroškola project by Linda Arbanová, Project Manager, Aeroškola 

9.30-10.30 am group 1 10.30-11.30 am group 2
Session on audience building in the digital era Linda Arbanová, Project Manager, Aeroškola
- Group work for the production of a short animated movie
video 1 - video 2

9.30-10.30 am group2 10.30-11.30 am group1
Session on the cinema of the future

- New spaces for new spectators' needs
Adam Gebrian, Architect

11.30 am
Coffee break at Aero Kino

12.00 noon
Artistic choices in cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals and film archives by Peter Bosma, Independent programmer and researcher

In Prague

Transfer from Axa Hotel to Světozor Cinema

10.00 am
Sharing contents of itinerant group work sessions

11.15 am
Coffee break

11.30 am
Evaluation of the course and brainstorming on new training activities to meet the needs of the European cinema exhibitors in future years



1.00 pm
Free time (including lunch) in Hostivař shopping mall

1.00 pm
Free time (including lunch)

1.00 pm
Soup and sandwiches at Aero Kino


2.00 pm
Gathering at Světozor Cinema.

Registration and welcome coffee.

Session open to audiovisual professionals and cinema schools from the host country

Translation into Czech

2.45 pm
Welcome speeches from organizers and partners

- Mike Vickers, Treasurer, MEDIA Salles

- Ondřej Šír, Chairman, APK Czech Exhibitors' Association

3.10 pm
Introduction of DigiTraining Plus 2015: structure & content
Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles and moderator of the course

3.45 pm
Participants introduce themselves

4.30 pm
The Czech cinema landscape:

Technological and Audience development by Pavlína Kalandrová, Creative Europe Desk CZ

Czech Cinema landscape in averages by Marek Loskot, State Cinematography Fund - CZ

5.15 pm
Coffee break

5.30 pm
End of digitization: a new beginning by Michael Karagosian - MKPE

Q&A session

7.00 pm
"Terry Posters" shop and much more by Pavel Rajčan, Manager, Union Film
Translation into English

2.40 pm
Group transfer to train station by rented bus (with light luggage)

3.42 pm
Group transfer to BRATISLAVA by train
(Jan Jesenius EC175 - PRG) from Praha hl.n. (Hlavní nádraží)

7.50 pm
Arrival in Bratislava:
- check in at Austria Trend Hotel (walking distance from the station)

- Transfer to Kino Lumière (walking distance)

3.45 pm
Gathering at the train station

4.10 pm
Group transfer to PRAGUE by train
(EC 274 Jaroslav Hašek)

2.00 pm
A special Q&A session to go home with no doubts about the present and future of digitization and cinema management by Dave Monk - EDCF

3.00 pm
Transfer to Cinema Ponrepo by tram 9
(in the heart of the Old Town)

3.45 pm
The Czech Audiovisual Heritage - Digital opportunities
by Michal Bregant, CEO, National Film Archive

4.30 pm
Free time

6.30 pm
Group transfer to Karel Zeman Museum by boat
Meeting point at "Prague Boats", Dvořákovo nábř on the riverbank
Sightseeing of Old Prague from Vltava river.

7.30 pm
Visit to Karel Zeman Museum (guided tour)

In the afternoon

- National Film Museum: NAFILM - exhibition
(Optional visit - A small donation is required)

8.00 pm
Transfer to Nákladové Nádraži Žižkov by tram 9

- Welcome dinner (buffet)

9.30 pm
- Summer Cinema screening with live music

9.00 pm
Welcome drink and chill-out at Kino Lumière Bar.

Free evening in Bratislava including dinner

8.18 pm
Arrival in Prague and transfer by Metro C or tram 5 to Axa Hotel for check in

9.15 pm
Free time including dinner (free tickets for cinema screenings on request)

8.30 pm
Closing dinner (Karel Zeman Museum)
(The Museum will be exceptionally open for the DGT participants only)
Sightseeing by night guided by true Prague citizens