The Secretariat of CEN/TC 457 would like to inform you that the third Call for Tender for preservation of digital cinema has been put on the Homepage of the DIN Standards Committee Entertainment Technology, Photography and Cinematography (NVBF).
The purpose of this call is to find a film archive representative – project team expert 5 – for the Project Team which will be in charge of the bulk of the practical work in this standardisation project.
The tasks of the project team expert 5 include:
- Taking part in project team meetings (at least at 3 month intervals) to discuss results and next steps, to monitor progress and results, in order to ensure the agreed timeline
- Evaluating standards and collecting requirements regarding film archives together with expert 4
- defining the archive framework together with expert 2 and expert 4
- Describes common workflows in film archive processing together with expert 3 and expert 4
- Supports project group with requirements of film archives, especially make recommendations on legal deposit and workflow implementations
- Supports PT leader and expert 3 and expert 4 in assessment of results of software development team according to the specifications
- Discusses project results with experts from service providers and archives, gives feedback to the project team and delivers comments back to the project team
- Supports project group with knowledge and descriptions of workflows in film archives
- Dissemination of the progress and result to the archive and postproduction community
- Taking part in the meetings with the development team, which will be held on a regular basis in order to discuss results with the development team, getting feedback on changes requested, identifying the effects on changes in the software to the draft and in order to ensure a good collaboration with the development team
The deadline for tenders is the 21st January 2019.
RESTORED MASTERPIECES ON BIG SCREEN
4–9 September 2018
Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon a Time in the West, 8 ½, The Leopard), Klaus Maria Brandauer (Mephisto, Colonel Redl, Out of Africa) and Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), as well as Katinka Farago, Ingmar Bergman’s legendary – Hungarian-born – colleague, are all coming to Budapest between 4–9 September. Hungarian film classics, 4K restored by the Film Archive and Hungarian Filmlab will be screened along with masterpieces restored by other major European archives. This is the first opportunity to see the magnificently restored Oscar-winning Mephisto, Zoltán Fábri’s and Sándor Sára’s films, Hungarian animations, beautiful documentaries on such defining female characters of the film industry as Hedy Lamarr, the select of Cannes Classics 2018 programme is on show. We can also learn about which movies inspired Wes Anderson to make The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Photo: István Szabó’s Mephisto – Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 1980 © Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive
hosts The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference
Save the date 25–28 May 2019
Women and the Silent Screen (WSS), an international conference held biennially, brings together research focusing on all forms of women’s presence in the earliest decades of motion picture history. After its first edition in Utrecht in 1999, the conference is coming back to the Netherlands to celebrate its twentieth year. The theme of WSS X is Sisters, taken both literally and figuratively within a wide range of theoretical and historical angles.
Film:ReStored_03. The Film Heritage Festival
On October 25–28, 2018 the third installment of the film heritage festival “Film:ReStored” will take place at the Filmhaus on Potsdamer Platz, a special event organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek for the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund (association of German cinematheques).
The next ACE General Assembly will be held in Bologna on 27 June at 2–5 p.m. in Sala Cervi at Cineteca di Bologna, via Riva di Reno 72. Members: do remember that this is an election year of the Executive Committee so it is important to be present to vote for your favourite candidates.
Meeting documents (agenda, minutes of GA 2017, activity report, results 2017, budget 2018, mission statements) are available in the members’ area.
How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? How can (future) preservationists, curators and programmers be trained to achieve this goal? In May 2018, the EYE International Conference will explore answers to these and other questions, in a programme entitled Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change.
ACE is pleased to announce that it is awarding four scholarships of 750 € each to the following selected participants to the 2018 FIAF Film Restoration Summer School in Bologna:
- Iga Harasimowicz, Warsaw, Poland
- Michal Fricman, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Tihomir Kashmicovski, Skopje, Macedonia
- Mafalda Melo, Lisbone, Portugal
Because ACE had to close down the secretariat in Frankfurt it became necessary to move the ACE website to a new home from DIF’s servers. Since the website was running some really old software it also needed a technical overhaul.
This website is now hosted on a server in Amazon’s cloud and sports a new layout which is responsive so it should work nicely on mobile devices too.
The content is the same with only some minor corrections. Once we’re running in full speed we hope to add some new stuff – especially preparing for the GA in Bologna. That is set to take place on 27 June at 2 p.m., save the date!
Reports on any anomalies of the new site are welcome. Please send any comments via email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.