Digital Production Challenge II workshop, Vilnius

DPCIIApplication deadline Sept 22!


Dear film colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the 2015 edition of our Digital Production Challenge II workshop will take place in Vilnius on November 4-7. Working language is English.

It is designed to improve teamwork between film professionals in the digital age, from development stage to distribution, and make better choices in terms of digital workflows (with budget impact).

Since this initiative opens this year its doors to cinematographers (beside producers, production and post production managers), we’ve thought it could interest some of your members. We would really appreciate if you could forward the information to them or publish it on your website, facebook or/and twitter.

I’m thus providing you with the main documentation: mailing text hereunder (with a shorter version for facebook/twitter), promotional flyer herewith.

I obviously remain at your disposal should you need any additional details.
Kind regards,
Sophie Bourdon

Sophie Bourdon – DPC II Project Manager
FOCAL resource
Intl Mob +33 (0)6 09 91 91 87


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DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE II 2015 in VILNIUS – Registration closes by September 22!

DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE II enters its seventh year.
The European workshop on digital production workflows, especially designed for 35 film professionals, becomes multi-disciplinary and widens its doors to all film professionals and from all countries.
From filmmakers, cinematographers to post-production supervisors,
From producers, line producers, production managers to film funders, distributors, sales agents,
Working on feature, documentary and cross-media projects.

This upcoming edition will take place in Lithuania, Vilnius, from 4 to 7 November 2015 in close cooperation with the European film festival SCANORAMA.

It will be run in English by an experienced pool of professionals including:

Martin Hagemann, German producer at zero fiction (“The Turin Horse” by Béla Tarr, “Fay Grimm” by Hal Hartley, “Moloch” & “Father and Son” by Aleksandr Sokurov),

Philippe Ros, French DoP, AFC (“Oceans” by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud, “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand),

Florian Rettich, German DIT (“Pina” by Wim Wenders, “Die Wermessung der Welt” 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, “Ten” by Abbas Kiarostami“, ”On the Road” by Walter Salles).

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 their work more challenging for all film professionals, including producers to fulfill the demands of their partners (co-producers and distributors) and to position their films on the market.

DPC enables professionals

  • to get a better grasp of this complex environment, of the tasks division between the partners involved  – from the filmmaker to the post-production provider;
  • to be more confident directing, producing, distributing in this ever-evolving digital world;
    … thanks to:
  • Comparison of the most used workflows in Europe, case-study presentations of different budget ranges (special focus on low and “standard” budgets) by experienced producers and their post-production providers; 2 case studies are already confirmed: “Summer in Sangailé” by  Alanté Kavaïté (Best Director, Sundance 2015- World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Panorama Competition-Berlinale 2015) and the documentary “The Salt of the Earth” by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders (Special Prize Cannes Un Certain regard 2014, Best Documentary at French César Awards);
  • Discussions on selected participants’ projects (feature/documentary/cross-media films);
  • Panel discussions on key topics such as teamwork, digital archiving, distribution and exhibition (including distributing through Internet protocol);
  • Focus sessions on selected technical aspects.
  • DIGITAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGE II is proposed by FOCAL resource in co-operation with FOCAL, SCANORAMA and with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA, a programme of the European Union, and the Lithuanian Film Centre. Affiliated programme: TorinoFilmLab.

Registration is open until 22 September 2015 at
Participation fee for 3 days (including meals):

350 Euro for full board accommodation (excluding travel). Some scholarships are available.
150 Euro excluding accommodation & travel.

More information on our website: