The visit to the Cityscoop in Roeselare, on the morning of Saturday 8 April, was the start of a day rich in experiences and content. In the cinema’s largest theatre, seating 320, fitted with an 18.5-metre screen, a Barco DP100 projector and an EVS server, a wide range of European titles digitalised by XDC was screened.

The participants were able to observe the results of the different filming options (35mm, HD, S16mm, DV cam and archive), in a series of 7 extracts (below the fact cards for the films can be visualised): the distinctive feature of the selection of titles was the diversity, in terms both of genre and of geographical origins, by which they are marked and which certainly made the best of this important experience for “tasting” digital technology.
First amongst the clips Joyeux Noël/Merry Christmas, by Christian Carion, which received the “European Film of the Year award” from MEDIA Salles during “Focus on Europe” at Cinema Expo International 2005 and was linked to the guided tour of Ypres planned for the evening: the common theme is the First World War, portrayed in the film, in which the town of Ypres was one of its most dramatic settings. The screenings then ran through a range of genres and themes: from the blockbuster Oliver Twist to the clip from Salvador Allende, which offered significant historical images and footage on Chile in the ‘Seventies, to Congo River, acting as the ambassador for the documentary genre and characterised by production backed, amongst others, by the MEDIA Programme and Eurimages.