DigiTraining Plus 2014: New Technologies for the European Cinemas of the Future
9 - 13 July, Germany
Course programme

Wednesday, 9 July Thursday, 10 July Friday, 11 July Saturday, 12 July Sunday,13 July

Arrival of participants

in Munich

Munich at ARRI headquarters (Movie Theatre)

Session open to the audiovisual professionals from Bavaria and Baden Württemberg and to cinema schools

9.00 a.m.
Welcome message, by Franz Kraus, Chairman of ARRI
4K demo introduced, by Franz Kraus, Chairman of ARRI

10.00 a.m.
Digitalization in Europe and worldwide: facts and figures, by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles

10.30 a.m.
Digital Cinema 2.0
Innovative efforts in the cinema experience have moved away from high frame rates (HFR) to high dynamic range (HDR), immersive sound, and higher brightness 3D, by Michael Karagosian, MKPE

Q&A session

Coffee break

11.50 a.m.
ARRI booking system, by Matthias Ritschl, ARRI

12.30 p.m.
Visit to the ARRI digital cinema dept
(DCP duplicating, digital delivery colour grading suite, demo of HDR content)


Programme focused on the impact of digitization on independent, quality and countryside's theatres

9.00 a.m.
Visit to Scala Filmtheater (Constance) with presentation of the cinema and its programming and marketing strategies, by Detlef Rabe

9.30 a.m.
Session on public policies:

MFG funding policy in the region of Baden-Württemberg,
by Maria Gomez, Head of Cinema, Distribution and Sales Funding of MFG

10 a.m.
The future of film distribution: different possibilities for electronic delivery, by Carsten Schuffert, VP Content Services (dcinex)

Move to Überlingen
(Bus transfer organised by MEDIA Salles)


Munich - at ARRI headquarters (Movie Theatre)

9.15 a.m.
Accessibility in Cinemas

Presentation for CCAP, by Daniel Vogl, Sound Division Manager of ARRI

Demo of Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses

Q&A session

Transfer to ARRI Dubbing Studio

11.00 a.m.
Coffee break

11.30 a.m. (at Dubbing Studio)

Event cinema

Added content and its role for the enhancement of the social and cultural role of cinemas, by Klaudia Elsässer, Pannonia Entertainment Video and Isabelle Fauchet, Founder and CEO of Live Digital Cinema Video

Q&A session

Munich - at ARRI headquarters (Dubbing Studio)

Group work based on experiences of participants.

Off the beaten track: a critical look at conventional wisdom on digitization by Vittorio Polin

The Spanish market and its digitization, written contribution by Pilar Sierra, Gremi d'Empresaris de Cinemes de Catalunya

Open letter on the cinema of tomorrow: group work

Ideas and inspiration for exhibitor training initiatives

Conclusion of the course

  Lunch at ARRI headquarters

Free time in Überlingen including lunch

Free time in Munich including lunch  

At ARRI headquarters in Munich (Studio 2)

2.00 p.m.
Registration and welcome coffee

2.45 p.m.
Welcome speeches from the organizers and partners

- Mike Vickers, Treasurer of MEDIA Salles
- Klaus Schaefer
Director of FFF Bayern
- Martin Schwertführer, Head of Cinema Distribution of ARRI

3.30 p.m.
Introduction DigiTraining Plus 2014: structure & content, by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles and moderator of the course

4.15 p.m.
Panorama of German cinema and how digitization is proceeding in Germany, by Andreas Kramer, Director of HDF Kino

Digital technology at the service of quality cinema: the German experience, by Felix Bruder, AG Kino

Presentation of participants

Move to Monopol (tram 27)

At ARRI headquarters (Studio 2)

1.30 p.m.
Xenon vs Laser, by Jens Kayser - NEC

2.15 p.m.
Masterclass: Benjamin Dauhrer (CineCitta), a pioneer of the digital transition

3.00 p.m.
Move to Constance
(Bus transfer organised by MEDIA Salles)


7.00 p.m.
Visit to the cinema Zebra Kino (Constance)

Welcome speech from Dieter Krauß, Member of the Management Board of MFG

Presentation of the cinema and its programming and marketing strategies, by Marvin Wiechert followed by drinks and finger food

2.00 p.m.
Visit to Cine Greth (Überlingen) with presentation of the cinema and its programming and marketing strategies, by Thomas and Nicole Lailach

3.30 p.m.
Move to Munich
(Bus transfer organised by MEDIA Salles)

At ARRI headquarters (Dubbing Studio)

2.00 p.m.
The Digital Kitchen Sink (DCP, KDMs, Accessibility, Immersive Sound and High Quality Projection), by Michael Karagosian, MKPE

3.00 p.m.
Panel: How to contain the costs of managing a digital cinema

- Till Cussmann, dcinex,
- Gerrit Doorn and Albert Jan Vos, JT Cinema

4.30 p.m.
Programme focused on the offer to the public: new content and new services

Exchange of experiences on:

Insight into electronic delivery in 2014 and beyond/New possibilites with Cinema on Demand, by Harry Schusterov, Director Business Development of Gofilex Germany GmbH
Insight into electronic delivery in 2014 and beyond
New possibilites with Cinema on Demand

Gaming - A case study by Tom de Bont, Heerenstraat Theater b.v.

Restored film: a new opportunity for cinemagoers, by Tereza Czesany Dvorakova, National Film Archive

The use of social media for theatre marketing and audience development, by Marian Plieštik, Kino Aero

Q&A session

6.30 p.m.
In collaboration with EDCF

The European cinemas of the future: which prospects for cinema experience?
by Dave Monk, EDCF

Q&A session

Departure of participants from Munich

Visit to Cinema Monopol - opening dinner

Free evening in Constance

Free evening in Munich

Closing dinner in Munich