PARTNERS

Reelport GmbH

Reelport GmbH has been working with film professionals online for 14 years. Its mission is to provide innovative and smart solutions that make managing film files and film data more effective and to contribute to the exposure of films worldwide. PicturePipe is a full range of VoD services for the film and TV industry. PicturePipe can upgrade any existing website to implement video-on- demand services, from uploading to streaming, including user registration, submission forms, quality control, viewing statistics, permission management, payment systems, advanced security features, etc.

Spin Digital

Spin Digital develops high-performance video codecs for the next generation of high-quality video applications. The company is specialized in highly efficient software implementations of the HEVC/H.265 video coding standard and its extensions. Spin Digital codecs enable ultra-high quality video applications such as 8K and 4K with commodity computing hardware. Target applications include UHD-TV, immersive video projection, videowalls, and virtual reality devices.

Sunnyside of the Doc

Sunny Side of the Doc is the international marketplace dedicated to documentary & specialist factual content, that brings together each year broadcasters, decision makers, distributors, filmmakers and producers from around the world to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find coproduction partners. The 4-day event creates unique opportunities for all +2,000 professionals from 60 countries, to follow the latest industry trends, make new connections and embrace new forms of storytelling through a variety of high-level pitching sessions, panel discussions and the added value of an exhibition space. The 28th edition will be held in La Rochelle from June 19-22, 2017.

Tampere Film Festival

The Tampere Film Festival is a short film festival held every March in the Finnish town of Tampere. It is accredited by the film producers' society FIAPF, and together with the short film festivals in Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand, it is among the most important European short film festivals. The first festival was held in 1969, and since 1970 it has been held in its current form, which makes it the oldest short film festival in Northern Europe. Approximately 500 short films are screened during the five days of the festival each year, and there are lots of seminars and other activities surrounding the festival. The festival gathers an audience of 30 000 each year. It is an important meeting place for film professionals and enthusiasts, as well as a traditional local event.

Marche Du Film

The Marché du Film is the most important event of the film industry and the meeting point of more than 11,000 professionals, including 3,200 producers, 2,300 distributors, 1,500 sellers and 790 festival organizers. The 2016 edition has closed with a record in registrations, including 11,902 registered participants who attended the Marché du Film, with 1,747 buyers, a total of 5,201 companies and 3,450 films presented. From these titles, 1,426 films had screenings, 790 of which were market premieres. Also, many networking and business opportunities are available to the participants during the market through its Industry Programs. Amongst these programs, NEXT is the innovators’ hub at the Marché du Film. It is both an exclusive venue that brings together creative companies as well as conference/screening rooms hosting a daily program of round-tables, workshops and screenings, all focused on the future of cinema. Since 2016, its VR theatre offers a curated selection of the best VR films on the market.

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction visual storytelling. Operating in the heart of the UK, we’re a hub for all documentary and non-fiction content across all platforms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects. The Festival comprises: - Film programme for the very best international screenings; - Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation; - Talks & Sessions to inspire, inform and debate; - Marketplace for international business; - Live events and networking; - All Year screenings and training for outside the festival period. Sheffield Doc/Fest returns 7-12 June 2018.

What is DDD60?

Driven by the games industry, VR devices are currently flooding the market. Film and TV are picking up VR as well: Content is produced in all areas of film, led by documentaries and journalism, VR is revolutionizing the industry. At a much slower pace, the creators of fictional content are experimenting with the new technology as well.

While the creatives are developing the craft of creating VR films, one major obstacle for the distribution of VR content remains: The files are huge. And since the internet infrastructure does not grow as quickly as the size of VR files, content distributors, in an effort to minimize file size, have to greatly reduce the quality of the content they show online – if they can show it at all. In addition, storing big files is expensive, especially for the budget of creative industry SMEs.

DDD60 will greatly enhance the quality of VR content delivering online: By improving compression technology and transcoding mechanisms, the size of the files and the amount of information to be delivered through the internet will be reduced greatly, giving distributors the chance to deliver higher quality. And by improving storage and delivery workflows the efficiency and the cost for delivery will be reduced to an extent that will make the online screenings of VR content a viable business for European SMEs.

FINANCING

FILM 265 IS FINANCED BY THE HORIZON2020 PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

NEWS

DDD60 at Sunny Side of the Doc 2017

DDD60: Next Generation of High Quality VR at Sunny Side of the Doc Virtual reality has emerged as a new form of content experience that has the potential to disrupt the media industry. Driven mainly by the game industry VR devices are becoming very popular. For film and TV industry, ... read more


DDD60 at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

As part of the Talks & Sessions programme at Sheffield Doc/Fest DDD60 are sponsoring a session exploring the future of virtual reality distribution, which Tilman Scheel is participating in. Exploring the Future of Virtual Reality Distribution 14:30 Monday 12th June A Panel of VR creators, distributors and exhibitors will tackle ... read more


Spin digital at NAB 2017

Spin Digital to demonstrate an 8K HEVC solution at NAB 2017 Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH (Spin Digital) will present an 8K HEVC video solution at NAB 2017. The exhibition will take place from April 24th to 27th at Las Vegas Convention Center – booth SU14212. Spin Digital is going to demonstrate a me... read more


DDD60 at Avant Première Berlin

DDD60 participated at the Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin that took place in Berlin from Feb 11th to 15th 2017. Spin Digital CEO Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa gave a talk on Wed. Feb. 15th at the Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz . The talk was titled Next Generation Immersive Media: 4K, 8K, and B... read more


DDD60 – High Quality VR for Film & TV Industry Professionals

ANNOUNCING AN EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECT ON VIRTUAL REALITY A consortium of European film and technology organisations – reelport, Spin Digital, Sunny Side of the Doc, the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, Tampere Film Festival, and Sheffield Doc/Fest - have come together to collaborate on a joint venture designed to ... read more