Registration open for the Workshop “Metadata Management in Film Archives”

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Putting the Cinematographic Works Standard EN 15907 to use and introducing the new FIAF Cataloguing Manual. A joint workshop by the Association des Cinémathèques Europénnes (ACE) and the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission, 29-30 March 2017, Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften (ZEM), Potsdam.

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150 € (full price) and 50 € (discounted price for ACE members, FIAF members, students)

Since its adoption in 2011, the Cinematographic Works Standard EN 15907 (“CWS”) has framed the cataloguing of moving images and the development of a number of collection management applications for film archives. A growing number of film heritage institutions adopt and apply the EN 15907 structure in their software applications. The tag “EN 15907-compliant” has become a selling point for software vendors and developers in addressing the needs of film archives. The standard was realized in union catalogues and aggregation systems, such as filmarchives-online.eu and europeanfilmgateway.eu. More and more, it is becoming key to sharing cinematographic work-related data between institutions.

During the first five years of working with the CWS, practical experiences have been acquired, challenges for its implementation have been discovered, and open questions have, inevitably, popped up. A survey conducted for a presentation at the FIAF Symposium 2013 in Barcelona showed that three film heritage institutions in Europe had finished CWS implementation, and five institutions were about to implement it. Since then, no systematic evidence of CWS implementation in film archives has been gathered. Hence, it is now due time for review, and for discussing the next steps.

EN 15907 is a central reference for the new FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual (2016), which was created by the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission and the FIAF Cataloguing Rules Revision Working Group, and published in PDF and hard copy. The guidelines correspond closely with the EN 15907 structure and use associated terminology. Given this, the Manual serves as an important extension of EN 15907 by helping professionals create cataloguing or metadata records that will meet requirements of new database implementations and/or the adoption of new metadata standards.

With Linked Data concepts becoming more mature, new ways of storing and sharing data in film archives open up. Major aggregating initiatives, such as the European Film Gateway and Europeana are also undergoing rapid technological change, and strive for  more effective ways to achieve semantic interoperability in the cultural heritage sector. At the same time, many film heritage institutions encounter technical and organizational challenges in adopting Linked Data concepts. The workshop will present the latest approaches and best practices concerning these concepts, and facilitate an open discussion on Linked Data in film archives.

The workshop addresses

–          individuals responsible for collection management applications in film heritage institutions,

–          cataloguers and filmographers and

–          information professionals from related cultural and media heritage communities.

The workshop will take place in three sessions:

Session 1 Wed 29 March 2017 Afternoon EN 15907 in practice – Existing applications of the Cinematographic Works Standard in film archives. Experiences, issues, challenges and next steps
 Session 2 Thu 30 March 2017 Morning No archive left behind? – The situation in and needs of film archives that have not (yet) applied the CWS
 Session 3 Thu 30 March 2017 Morning & early afternoon New ways of managing, storing and sharing metadata in film archives: Linked Data, RDF and concepts beyond the Relational Database paradigm

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Organized by the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) in co-operation with

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Call for Presentations: Metadata Management for Film Archives

FORWARD Conference “Digitisation of cultural heritage and orphan works” 30/11/16

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9 November 2016 – In 2012, the Orphan Works Directive has been adopted with the aim to unlock hundreds of thousands of objects preserved in Europe’s libraries, museums, archives and cinematheques, to digitse and publish them on portals like the European Film Gateway or Europeana.  How has this objective been put into practise?  The conference, jointly organised by FORWARD coordinator CINEMATEK and the Royal Library of Belgium, brings together professionals from the library and the audiovisual sector, policy makers and Commission’s representatives to discuss the impact of the Directive and how it has been transposed into national law.

In the afternoon, participants are invited to discover new orphan works tools: the FORWARD system to support the rights status assessment of audiovisual works, and the Royal Library’s orphan works database.

Venue: Royal Library of Belgium
Date: 30th of November 2016, 9.30 – 16.30 h

You can access the programme and the registration form on the FORWARD website: http://tinyurl.com/z7oavr6
Registration is free of charge, but upon inscription. Please register before 25th of November.

 

 

 

 

New ACE Executive Committee Elected

30 June 2016 – Yesterday, the ACE General Assembly has elected a new Executive Committee for the term 2016-2018. The nine members are: Michal Bregant, Národní  filmový archiv/ National Film Archive (Prague), Mariona Bruzzo Llaberia, Filmoteca Catalunya (Barcelona), Thomas C. Christensen, Det Danske Filminstitut (Copenhagen), Sandra den Hamer, EYE Film Instituut Nederland (Amsterdam), Georg Eckes, Deutsches Filminstitut (Frankfurt), Anna Fiaccarini, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna (Bologna), Mikko Kuutti, Kansalinnen audiovisuaalinen instituutti/National Audiovisual Institute (Helsinki), Juan Ignacio Lahoz Rodrigo, CulturArts – IVAC (Valencia), Nicola Mazzanti, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique/Koninklijk Belgisch Filmarchief (Brussels). 

The Executive Committee appointed Nicola Mazzanti President, Mikko Kuutti Secretary General and Sandra den Hamer Treasuer of ACE.

ABCinema / ACE workshop on film literacy, Bologna, 29 June 2016

23 June 2016 – Raising passionate love for cinema and understanding why it needs to be preserved for  future generations has always been at the heart of cinematheques’ activities. That’s why the 6th edition of the ACE workshop series “Management strategies for film archives in the digital era”, jointly organized with the ABCinema project, is dedicated to new approaches in film literacy.  
With the collaboration of the European Commission, AbCinema project partners (cinematheques and film education associations) and external experts we will present best practices from the project, discuss the role of film education at film heritage institutions,and try to find a common approach to some basical questions: What is our understanding of film literacy? What is our level of expertise? What are our aims and needs? How do we position ourselves among different players and concepts? How do we want to shape the discussion on film literacy on a European level?

ACE /ABCinema workshop programme

Time & location: 29 June, 2:30 – 6:45pm, Sala Gino Cervi, Via Riva di Reno 72, 

Attendance at the workshop is by registration only. Available places are limited, so preference will be given to members of ACE. For more information and to register, please contact:
ace.brussels@cinematek.be

The Value(s) of Film Heritage – European Film Forum, Bologna, 30 June

26 June 2016 – This year, the European Film Forum (EFF) will take place during Il Cinema Ritrovato, the perfect location to discuss the values of film heritage and how to preserve, disseminate and exploit it. The forum brings together film archivsts, film makers, representatives from funding agencies and the film industry. It is organised by Creative Europe – Media in cooperation with ACE and Cineteca die Bologna.

The European Film Forum (EFF) was created by the European Commission in 2014 to facilitate a structured dialogue between the Commission, Member States and stakeholders in the European audiovisual sector. Its objective is to develop a strategic policy agenda, opening new perspectives and horizons for European cinema in the midst of new digital challenges.

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European Film Gateway meeting in Bologna, 28 June 2016

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23 June 2016 – EFG partners and interested ACE members are invited to join the EFG meeting, which takes place in Bologna on 28 June. The meeting is organised by Deutsches Filminstitut and ACE, both partners in Europeana DSI representing EFG. Aim of the meeting is to give an overview of the activities carried out under Europeana DSI 1, what are the tasks for the next funding period  (July 2016 – August 2017), and to update on Europeana’s latest developments and strategic planning.

Meeting agenda 28/06/2016

 

 

 

BAAC 2016 Call for papers – Audiovisual Heritage and People: Connecting, Curating, Sharing

12 May 2016 – At the center of this year’s conference of the Baltic Audiovisual Archives Council (BAAC), which will be held in Vilnius from 2-3 November 2016,  are Europe’s music and sound heritage collections.  Aim of the conference is to share best practices and problems connected to the curation and re-use of audiovisual content. On Friday, 4 November, the Europeana Sounds project will hold its second international conference Unlocking Sound Collections at Vilnius University.

The following topics shall serve as an inspiration for the proposals :

• National and international examples, initiatives and projects dealing with audiovisual, especially sound material, online
• Online curation of audiovisual content, especially sound – both from the perspective of users and collections holders
• Efficient dissemination channels and tools for reaching audiences
• Copyright issues related to the curation and use of audiovisual material
• Examples of re-using audiovisual, especially sound material by different types of audiences – scholars, professionals, creative industries, etc…

The closing date for submissions is 10th June 2016. All proposals must be accompanied by a brief abstract (max. 250 words), and should be sent to j.stimbiryte@archyvai.lt 

 More information at http://www.baacouncil.org/conference-2016

ABCinema Plus workshop on rights issues for film education, Frankfurt, 13 April 2016

MinifilmclubBanner5 April 2016 – Providing  critical viewing skills is key for young generations to understand the visual culture around them. European film archives have a longstanding expertise in teaching what film is  – a language, an art form, an expression of human activity. They offer varied film literacy activities (workshops, screenings, seminars, guided tours etc.) for different user and age groups.  However, the legal framework under which film archives and cinema institutions carry out these film literacy activities is more often than not unclear.

In the frame of the ABCinema Plus project a one day workshop will be held at the Deutsches Filminstut in Frankfurt on 13 April 2016 to give insight in copyright exceptions and licensing models related to the use of film heritage in education.  The workshop is open to the professional public.

You can access the full programme here.
Ressources: Copyright & Education. An introduction to copyright and related rights in the European Union (by Lisette Kalshoven, Kennisland)

ACE scholarships for the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School announced

FIAFSummerSchool201622 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 frss@immagineritrovata.it

ABCinema film literacy website online

Logo_ABCinema440x200-grau28 November 2015 – Since July 2014,  leading Film Heritage Institutions and cinema organisations are working together in the ABCinema project to share best practices and to explore, on a pan European level, creative approaches to encourage children, young people and teachers to engage with film heritage.  The ABCinema website gives now access to first results, providing a catalogue of film’s related activities, supporting materials and practical guidance. The catalogue covers all types of films, mainly silent and non-narrative formats.  Children and students are encouraged to enjoy the playfulness of animation cinema, to explore the great creativity and dream-like potential of surrealistic movies, and to get familiar with the impact of specific narrative elements like shadow, movement, sound etc. So far, twelve different activities based on twelve films are available on the website.  They aim at enabling children and young people from 3 to 25 years old to explore their own creativity by experimenting with the material, by making their own films, as well as developing an understanding of the cultural richness, the social, historical and artistic importance of cinema. All activities, related films and resources intend  to inspire practitioners, teachers and educators that wish to work with heritage films.

The first project year was dedicated to develop, implement and exchange film literacy activities among the partners. In the second project year, which started September 2015 and will run for one year, ABCinema plus will focus on peer-to-peer activities, addressing educational departments, decision-makers and teachers alike, while continuing to enrich the ABCinema website with best practices. The overall goal is to establish ABCinema as an expert hub for film literacy activities working with archival material. ABCinema and the follow-up project ABCinemaplus have been co-funded by the CREATIVE EUROPE programme of the European Union.

Partners:  Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna (Bologna), Cinémathèque royale (Brussels), Deutsches Filminstitut (Frankfurt/Main), Les Enfants de Cinéma (Paris), EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam), Watershed Arts Trust (Bristol), Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (Brussels).

Project Coordination:
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Enrica Serrani – enrica.serrani@cineteca.bologna.it
Elisa Giovannelli – elisa.giovannelli@cineteca.bologna.it

www.abcinemaproject.eu

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