“LISTEN” – Final 2021 Case Study Announced

 The Digital Production Challenge II team is pleased to announce the final confirmed case study for its 2021 edition, featuring the Portuguese film, LISTEN (dir. Ana Rocha de Sousa).
LISTEN tells a heart wrenching story about a Portuguese couple lost in the UK’s social services system, whose efforts to protect children from abuse can result in children undergoing forced adoptions. The film was selected for a number of high profile film festivals, such as Busan IFF, Thessaloniki Film Festival, and 2020’s Venice International Film Festival, where it won 4 awards including the Lion of the Future Award.
The case study workshop will be joined by producer Rodrigo Areias and editor Tomás Baltazar, who will discuss the hurdles of shooting in a foreign location, the importance of finding the right co-funding partner, and the creative teamwork between the producer, editor and director in finalizing the film. They will also discuss the film’s distribution and how it has been effected by the global pandemic.

Digital Production Challenge II 2021 edition will run as an online workshop between 29 March and 1 April.