Production Value

6 junior assistant directors and 6 junior line producers.
For details about the level of applicants, consult
Applications from producers with a feature film or a limited series project to schedule and budget are subject to selection by the head of studies. Please write to

Date and venue
From Saturday, 11 January to Sunday, 19 January 2020 , in Budapest
Registration/Application deadline
€ 800, including food and lodging for line producers*
€ 500, including food and lodging for assistant directors*
€ 300, including food and lodging for producers selected with a project.
Travelling costs are not included.

*3 to 4 participants from countries with an emerging economy are eligible for a half or full scholarship covering expenses for travel and subsistence, provided that the participants have not already benefited from another scholarship for the same expenses.
English only. Fluent English is a prerequisite for all participants.
Hannah Lichtenstein, General coordinator
Now heading for its 14th edition, Production Value is an eightday residential workshop on scheduling and budgeting European feature films and limited series with budgets ranging from 3 to over 15 million Euro. Working in teams of two, junior line producers and junior assistant directors from all over Europe are assigned real projects in development, as brought to the workshop by their directors and producers. Teams are coached by top-level European line producers and assistant directors. Additional experts in visual effects and post-production are part of the process. Directors and producers of the projects play an important part: they join the workshop towards the end to discuss the various concepts, options and results. The workshop is completed both by plenary sessions dealing with general topics related to line producing and assistant directing, and by case studies by the seniors.

The objectives of Production Value are the improvement of best practice in Europe in the fields of assistant directing and line producing, as well as the consolidation of a network of professionals sharing the same values and similar experience. Emphasis is placed on understanding different European working conditions. Production Value is an established initiative within the European film industry that successfully trained over 150 juniors and discussed 75 projects so far; it is the only training programme addressing this segment, and its working process is a unique training experience that you won’t forget!

For further information, application and making-of of the previous editions, please consult
Jose-Luis Escolar, Senior Line Producer (ES)
Daniela Forn Mayor, Senior Assistant Director (SP)
Udo Happel, Senior Line Producer (DE)
Scott Kirby, Senior Assistant Director (DE)
Alberto Mangiante, Senior Assistant Director (IT)
David Alvarez Martinez, Senior Assistant Director (ES)
Marco Valerio Pugini, Senior Line Producer (IT)
Stuart Renfrew, Senior Assistant Director (UK)
Michael Schwarz, Senior Line Producer (DE)
Mathias Schwerbrock, Senior Line Producer (DE)
Kaare Storemyr, Senior Line Producer (NO)


Denis Rabaglia

Proposed by


Co-funded by

  • OFC
  • MEDIA Desk Suisse

In partnership with

  • Norwegian Film Institute
  • Swedish Film Institue
  • Finnish FIlm Foundation
  • Hungarian National Film Fund