Production Value 2023

The European Scheduling & Budgeting Workshop

From 7 to 15 January 2023 - Riga, Latvia

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The 16th edition of PRODUCTION VALUE took place in Riga, Latvia, from Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 January 2023.

This edition has included a focus on Virtual Production, with the collaboration of LED UNIT studio in Riga.

Production Value is the only master class workshop for assistant directors and line producers from all over Europe. Its process is unique and offers also an opportunity to producers and directors to have their film project scheduled and budgeted.
Over its 16 editions, Production Value has trained 191 juniors (98 female and 93 male) and scheduled and budgeted 96 projects (84 feature films and 11 limited series).

For the 2023 edition, 14 young professionals from 13 countries (out of the 67 applications from 23 countries) had been selected (9 female and 5 male):

Junior Assistant Directors:
Eva Ferradas, Spain
Errika Makrogianni, Germany
Jagoda Pieronek, Poland
Maria Kljukina, Estonia
Lukša Benić, Croatia
Santeri Salminen, Finland
Thomas Kaufmann, Switzerland

Junior Line Producers:
Shona Mackenzie, UK
Louise Krieger, France
Roos Smitt, Netherlands
Elin Högberg, Sweden
Annina Titoff, Finland
Njål Lambrechts, Norway
Justinas Pocius, Lithuania

The following trainers lead the scheduling and budgeting process of 7 film projects and limited series in development and financing:

Vlokkie Gordon, Senior Line Producer, South Africa
Jose Luis Escolar, Senior Line Producer, Spain
Malte Forssell, Senior Line Producer, Sweden
Stuart Renfrew, Senior Assistant Director, UK
Scott Kirby, Senior Assistant Director, Germany
Frank Schlegel, VFX Consultant, Germany
Neeltje van der Heijden, Post-production Consultant, Netherlands
Niko Remus, Virtual Production Consultant
Dörte Schneider Garcia, Greenfilmmaking Consultant, Portugal

Out of 13 submissions, 7 European production companies brought their film or limited series project to the 2023 edition of the workshop. Their producers and directors joined the workshop in the last days:

(OneTwo Films, Germany & Incognito Films, France / Producers Fred Burle & Eric Dupont)

(tellfilm, Switzerland / Producer Katrin Renz & Director Nicolas Steiner)

ADORA NOKADOI – Feature Film
(4 ½ Fiction, Norway / Producer Håkon Øverås & Director Andrea Eckerbom)

(Hobab, Sweden / Producer Nima Yousefi & Director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén)

KRAKEN – Feature Film
(Handmade films in Norwegian Woods, Norway / Producer Einar Loftesnes & Director Pål Øie)

KEEP HER QUIET – Feature Film
(Schubert Film, Austria / Producer Johannes Schubert & Director Franz Böhm)

E14 – UNIT FOR SPECIAL INTEL – Limited Series
(Rubicon, Norway / Producers Gudny Hummelvoll & Ubbe Havind)

Production Value is a training initiative organized by FOCAL Switzerland (Lausanne) in coproduction with the Norwegian Film Institute (Oslo), the Swedish Film Institute (Stockholm), the Finnish Film Foundation (Helsinki), with the support of the Compensating Measures of the Federal Office of Culture FOC.

Swiss filmmaker Denis Rabaglia was as Head of Studies for the 14th time.
Hannah Lichtenstein was General Coordinator for the 9th time.