Smart Production, or: How to Economise and Optimise Your Film
Monday, 11 February 2019, 2 - 4 pm
The session is followed by a reception from 4 – 5 pm

Please note that the information currently given below refers to the EFM Horizon 2019 and is shown in order to offer a general insight. All relevant content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.


EFM Horizon
Berliner Freiheit, 10785 Berlin

In today's constantly changing landscape of film and technology, everyone is looking for an edge. What are the latest hacks saving both time and money for film producers? How can we implement evolving technologies and processes toward our advantage? In collaboration with EFM's 2019 Country in Focus Norway, this three-part session examines how Norway is helping lead the charge toward the future of film production with innovative thinking around new technologies.

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Moderated by Wendy Mitchell (Journalist and Film Festival Consultant), the event kicks off with an enlightening one-on-one with Norwegian filmmaker Erik Poppe - director of films like Utøya 22. juli (U - July 22, 2018 in the official Berlinale Competition programme) or Kongens nei (The King’s Choice, 2016), whose groundbreaking work with actors and multi-pronged story threads has earned him well-deserved acclaim and international recognition. Erik will talk about his experience as an early adapter of the presented evolving technologies for production.

The second part of the event brings three Norwegian tech companies onto the stage, presenting how their work is contributing to more efficient film production in Norway and beyond. First up is Drylab, who are changing the game on producing dailies through a digitalized approach. Storyline will then present its work around non-linear workflows using metadata, making a case for more flexible and streamlined post production. Finally, we will hear from Gimpville, a leading-edge VFX and animation studio and Norway's largest, which will present a case study of Ella Bella Bingo.

Wrapping on the event, Wendy Mitchell brings it all together through an interactive panel with all participants, highlighting takeaways and opening the discussion for audience questions and observations.

Audun Vaaler (Digital Media Specialist and CTO), Drylab
Torgeir Busch (COO and Partner), Storyline
Torgeir Sanders (CEO and Producer), Gimpville

This session is presented in collaboration with the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) and followed by a Networking Reception - in co-operation with the Norwegian Embassy.