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
22 April 2016 – The FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will be held from 24 June to 15 July 2016. Again, ACE and FIAF support applicants with a grant to participate in 7th edition.
This year, ACE has awarded 4 scholarships à 750 EURO each to
- Masha Badalich, Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Belgrade, Serbia
- Tereza Frodlova, National Czech Film Archive, Prague, Czech Republic
- Peter Dubecky jr., Slovak Film Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Kadi Sikka, Film Archive of the National Archives, Tallinn, Estonia
See the full list of the selected participants here
Summer School Schedule:
- Film restoration distance learning courses, 15/06-11/07 (on Wednesdays)
- FIAF congress – symposium in partnership with The Reel Thing: “A new life for the cinema of the past”: Bologna, Cineteca facilities and Palazzo Re Enzo, 25/06 – 26/06
- Theory lectures and Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival: Bologna, Cineteca facilities, 25/06 to 02/07
- Restoration practice: Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, 04/07-15/07
The programme is available on the website of L’immagine Ritrovata.
For further information please contact Elena Tammacaro via firstname.lastname@example.org
12 November 2014 – Balkans’ Memory, co-funded by the European Commission, is a 3-year project which started in 2012. Its objective is to implement the first actions of a policy of preservation and promotion of cinematographic and audiovisual heritage in the Western Balkans. The project is led by INA, in association with the Croatian audiovisual centre, the National Film Archive of Tirana and COPEAM. The aim is to raise awareness among decision-makers of the Western Balkans on the necessity to to invest in the preservation, digitisation, use and management of their audiovisual heritage.
The conference gathers experts from the ACE, FIAF and FIAT networks and the EBU operating group to discuss training opportunities, the creation of synergies and financing opportunities for the Western Balkans.
Download the conference programme and the Balkan’s Memory leaflet.
26/02/2014 – This year’s FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will be held in Bologna from 28 June to 18 July.
Since 2007 Cineteca di Bologna – in collaboration with FIAF, ACE and the EU MEDIA Programme – has been hosting the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School. It is designed both for archivists and staff working at FIAF archives, and students. The main purpose of this training programme is to foster knowledge in the field of film restoration and conservation. Selected participants will meet meet experts from all over the world, as well as the Laboratory and Cineteca staff.
The programme is divided in 3 sections:
- ON-LINE DISTANCE LEARNING
- THEORY CLASSES
- RESTORATION PRACTICE
We are glad to announce that FIAF and ACE will grant a number of scholarships for the Film Restoration Summer School 2014:
FIAF grants 3 scholarships of € 1.000 each
ACE grants 3 scholarships of € 750 each
The programme 2014 and the application form are available at L’ Immagine Ritrovata’s website
The deadline for the application submission to the 2014 Film Restoration Summer School has been postponed to April 11th.
Elena Tammaccaro / Valeria Bigongiali / Julia Mettenleiter
Tel: +39 051 552541
18 June 2013 – With the advent of the Digital, the cinema industry is undergoing a fundamental change. As films are being made in a new way, they will have to be archived in a new way: Digital film has to be archived digitally. Film archives need to be well prepared to react on these changes. For this purpose, ACE has conceived a series of workshops aiming at exchanging best practices and finding solutions how these challenges can be met on a strategic, economic and practical level.
The first workshop with a more general outlook was organised in Bologna in June 2012. It was based on the results of the EU report Challenges of the Digital Era for Film Heritage Institutions
The two half-days workshop “Collecting, Conserving and Exhibiting in a Digital World” will discuss strategies and best practices of digital archiving, setting up digital workflows, new ways of exhibiting film, preservation and training needs and how to share information, services and content.
It will be held on 4th and 5th July during Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival at the Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna.
The workshop is open for ACE members. For further information and to register, please contact Kerstin Herlt via email@example.com
How to get there
25 October 2012 – The presentations held at the Cinema Experts Group meeting – Subgroup Film Heritage on 16 October in Brussels are now available online:
29 August 2012 – Presentations made at the ACE workshop “A digital agenda for film archives”, held on 28 June in Bologna, are now available online. 26 experts from 18 European countries discussed the practical, financial and political impacts of digital archiving. It was the 1st in a workshop series called “Management strategies for film archives in the digital era”, which will be continued in 2013.
Digital Agenda For Film Archives ( Mikko Kuutti, National Audiovisual Archive, Helsinki)
ACE Digital Agenda (Thomas C. Christensen, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen)
DAEFH study- What now? (Nicola Mazzanti, Cinematek, Brussels)
16 August 2012 – The international conference “Economies of the Commons 3: Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives” focusing on the challenges and future of archives will take place in Amsterdam on 11 & 12 October 2012. It is announced to be the biggest ‘eCommons’ conference yet with two streams of extraordinary keynotes, presentations, hands-on workshops and plenty of networking. The conference will look at two themes in particular: a) The challenge of large numbers: Digitization and restoration of film, A/V and photography and b) The future of archives: The Economies of Sharing & Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives. Organisers of the conference are the “Images for the Future” project partners The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Nationaal Archief, EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Kennisland. The full conference programme and the registration form can be found at http://ecommons.eu
4 June 2012 – With the entire film industry changing to digital, film archives need to be well prepared if they want to collect, preserve and show both analogue and digital formats. Based on the recommendations of the “ACE Position Paper on the Digital”, ACE is organising a series of 3 – 4 workshops for (higher) management staff of the ACE member archives to discuss strategies how these challenges can be met. The workshops are conceived as forums to discuss the intellectual and practical requirements which come along with digital archiving. The aim is to pool together competences and expertise already existing in the ACE member archives in such fields as archive technology and strategic planning (digitisation planning, training, funding, etc.).
The first workshop, which starts with a general outlook and focuses on the results of the Study “Challenges of the Digital Era for Film Heritage Institutions”, will be held during the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna on Thursday, 28 June 2012. Registration is open to management staff from the ACE member archives. For further information and to register, please see the draft programme.
The second workshop, dedicated to training in digital workflows and digital preservation, will take place at the Danish Film Institute later this year or early 2013. Further workshops will be scheduled and announced in due time.
4 May 2012 – The 5th edition of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School will take place in Bologna from June to July 2012. The project is organised and hosted by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with ACE and FIAF. The main objective of the Summer School is to teach and update participants on how to restore and preserve a film through the use of photochemical and new digital technologies. It is designed for both for archivists and staff working at FIAF archives, and students. For the Festival Edition 2012, ACE awarded a scholarship to five applicants.
Programme and timetable 2012
On-line Distance Learning: 9 May- 20 June (on Wednesdays)
Theory Classes: Bologna, Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, 23 – 30 June
Restoration Practice: Bologna, 2 – 13 July During the internship, participants are supervised by international experts and laboratory staff to put into practice what they learned during their first week of theory.
Please find more information, the full programme and the list of the 36 selected participants here.
For further information, please contact Elena Tammacaro.