ACE workshop during Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, Bologna
Tuesday 25 June, 2–5 p.m., MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art, via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14
In 2008 ACE started the European Film Gateway (EFG) project, linked to Europeana, as the first project to make our film heritage available online. The project confirmed the importance of metadata, and highlights its interoperability. The second step for ACE was the EFG / World War I project, a curatorial project for our film collections online. At this stage, more than 53,000 videos (videos, not films!) are available.
Thursday, June 28th 2018
9.30 am – 1.15 pm / 14.30 pm – 16.30 pm
@ Cineteca di Bologna – Sala Cervi, via Riva di Reno 72
Alain Bergala, Jean-Michel Frodon, Gian Luca Farinelli and Madeleine Probst will hold multidisciplinary discussions with film experts, teachers, critics and educators, with the aim of establishing quality criteria for Film Education at a European level.
They will highlight, through practical examples and best practices, the important role played by Film Heritage in our cultural background, and how it contributes to making young audiences more attentive and aware when it comes to dealing with audio-visual contents.
The conference is co-organised by CinEd and FLICK; European projects co-financed by the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe.
To read the full program of the conference, please click here.
From Concept to Concrete: Achieving Interoperability Through Linked Open Data in Film Archives and Beyond
Thursday, June 28th, 11.30 – 13.30
@ MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Conference Hall, via Don Minzoni 14
Workshop promoted by Cinematek (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles), MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York and supported by FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and IBC (Istituto per i beni artistici culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna).
- Bram Biesbrouck (Republic of Reinvention)
- Nicola Mazzanti (Cinematek)
- Francesca Ricci (IBC), Thelma Ross (MoMA)
Why is interoperability so difficult for film archives to achieve? Efforts along these lines have often resulted in complete failure or imperfect results.
What if we just haven’t had the right solution until now?
Isn’t it worth taking a look if it means your institution can finally and more completely fulfill its goal to provide access to its collections, both film and film-related materials?
Linked Open Data may be the way forward and this workshop will present ideas, arguments, and concrete developments that should help you understand its potential as well as the resources available to help you start using it.
Tuesday June 26th, 2018 – h 14.30
ACE Session at the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School:
- Thomas Christensen (Curator, DFI)
- Mikko Kuutti (Deputy Director, KAVI)
- Nicola Mazzanti (Director, CRB)
present their classic curriculum on film preservation from analogue preservation principles via Digital 101 aka the Pixel to zoological references in restoration.
The session will take place at Auditorium – DAMSLab
@ Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini 5/b (via Azzo Gardino 65/a) – 40122 – Bologna – Italia
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: