Searchable multi-dimensional Data Lakes supporting Cognitive Film Production & Distribution for the Promotion of the EuropeaN Cultural HeritagE

Feb. 01, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2026

SCENE’s platform will combine cutting-edge technology with a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. From AI-based audience scouting, distribution mechanisms, and blockchain for IPR protection to 3D representations of monuments, the project is revolutionizing the industry while respecting the values of the European Bauhaus.

The project will aim in advancing key scientific areas and exploring new business models, all while supporting fair working conditions and the needs of its stakeholders.

SCENE will validate its end-to-end tool-chain in three pilots in Greece, Cyprus and Italy

  • Greece: Increase of Athens visibility and integration of tools for location scouting, post-production, IPR management and distribution channels
  • Cyprus: Discover the Troodos ophiolite sites in Cyprus through new ICT technologies in filming, 3D models preparation, audio – visual content, light and sound simulation engines.
  • Lecce: Demonstration of 3D models use in film industry by optimizing the model of Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and creating a 3D model of De' Monti Castle, Corigliano d'Otranto

SCENE is funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon CL2 Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries call under Grant Agreement: 101095303 and comprises 13 partners from seven countries.

Fraunhofer FOKUS business unit Future Applications and Media (FAME) is leading the work package for the end-to end tool-chain of the pre-production, production, post-Production & distribution tools.

Primary activities of Fraunhofer FOKUS will be the development of quality metrics to improve the aesthetic and artistic aspects of the content, utilizing AI-enabled models, as well as recommender systems for content distribution, utilizing the experience gathered from FAMIUM Deep Encode in addition to an audience preferences scouting tool, based on the HbbTV-based Broadcast Measurement and TV Research Tool and the streaming analytics and metric reporting solution FAMIUM SAND. Furthermore, FOKUS expertise extends to AI-enhanced virtual photorealistic environments within the metaverse. Leveraging various metaverse technologies and cutting-edge AI algorithms, we are dedicated to streamlining the creation, delivery, and evaluation of photorealistic scenes powered by the FAMIUM Metaverse Framework.