European Digital Cinema Forum


The EDCF is holding its first Annual Convention in Munich on 1st December 2016 and you are invited. As members of the EDCF, you will have free entry to the day's discussions and events and get the chance to share your views with a group of the industry's leading companies and professionals. Non-members will be charged a minimal cost of EUR100 to attend, to cover our administration costs. If you are not a member of EDCF, please consider joining us in time for the Convention. Join now and you will receive membership for the remainder of this year and the whole of 2017.

The structure of the day is yet to be finalised, as we are partly building an 'open' day around the members' survey undertaken earlier this year, but the topics to be covered could include HDR, HFR, "The Whole Shebang", RGB laser projection, laser phosphor, 4K and UHD, 3D, immersive audio systems, immersive audio standards, SMPTE DCP, electronic delivery, digital archiving, 4D, immersive motion seating, Haptic Cinematography, Virtual reality: creation, Virtual reality: screening, Cinema analytics and more. Potential broad session themes are given below but these may change.

A draft outline of the day is as follows:

Date Thursday December 1st

Venue HFF film school, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München

Wednesday November 30th EDCF members only

18h30 Visit to ARRI. To include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision and Atmos for home entertainment. Dinner Bavaria "Tafelgold"

Thursday December 1st

08h00 Registration & coffee

08h45 EDCF membership meeting (EDCF members only)

10h00 Opening of the Annual Convention (Open session)

10h00 Presentation of 2016 questionnaire results leading into a determination of the panel discussion areas for the day. In effect, EDCF members are to set topics for discussion during the rest of the day

10h30 Session 1—New digital cinema technology: market context, uses of technology, the ROI of cinema technology, getting technology right for the customer experience

12h30 Lunch (including a Strictly Come Digital survey of cinema technology)

13h30 Session 2—Immersive imaging

14h45 Session 3—Immersive sound:

15h45 Session 4 â€" Quick fire topics: short discussions on other items of interest as determined by the survey. Include a report back from UNIC Technical Group which takes place 2 weeks before in Bruxelles.

16h30 Wrap-up of the day, including results of the Strictly Come Digital survey

16h45 Drinks reception

17h30 Close

We have negotiated discounted rates at the ANGELO BY VIENNA HOUSE MUNICH WESTPARK Albert-Rosshaupter-Str. 45 | 81369 Munich | Germany

Tel.: +49 89 411 113 0, Fax: +49 89 411 113 0 or email to

Please Quote reference ABK EDCF 84143 for the discounted rate


Our partners, the FKTG, are handling the registration process for us. Please register now in order to guarantee your place at the Convention, as numbers may end up being limited if there is high demand.

They can be contacted on:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich at our first Convention in what we hope will be an invaluable knowledge sharing, discussion and learning event, the only one of its kind in Europe.

Best regards

David Hancock

President, EDCF

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