Yesterday, June 25th, saw the first virtual ACE General Assembly, taking place between 2 and 4 PM. The GA was an opportunity to elect the new executive committee and discuss new ACE projects.
National Audiovisual Institute Launches 4k Streaming Service
On 3 December, the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) in Helsinki launched a greatly expanded streaming service at elonet.finna.fi.
The key addition are 200+ Finnish feature films which are now available for streaming anywhere in the world for free. The bulk of these films are available at Ultra HD resolution but all feature titles are in at least HD quality.
The number of films available for streaming will grow in the coming years because in all, KAVI owns about 450 feature film titles. This number is about a quarter of all feature films ever produced in Finland.
Additionally, Elonet hosts thousands of advertising, documentary, and other short films. All war-time newsreels and the full series of 700 Finlandia newsreels are available for watching.
Elonet was originally launched in 2006 as a filmographic database. In 2018, KAVI built its own view to the national online finna service of archives museums and libraries, and this week, the elonet brand moved to Finna.
As part of the EU funded series of open air screenings, KAVI proudly presents Lang’s Metropolis. We will be screening the latest, most complete version with live music by the acclaimed Khid.
The screening will take place on 1 September on Kansalaistori, next to the best new library in the world. On other days, you are welcome to join us inside the building in Kino Regina for our regular cinémathèque screenings.
JTS is offering up to five travel grants for the upcoming Joint Technical Symposium in Hilversum (Oct 3-5).
JTS is committed to cultivating an environment in which includes a multiplicity of voices. Travel grants are open to everyone working in the field whose attendance will contribute to their professional and/or organizational development. Applicants will be asked to provide a short statement about the value of attending JTS.
Travel funding is limited and grants are not intended to cover all travel expenses. Please include the costs of your travel and registration as well as the amount of funding requested.
- Applicants will be asked to submit a statement (not more than 750 words) addressing the need for the award and how JTS will contribute to their professional development and/or that of their institution.
- Applicants will be asked for an estimated budget for costs of travel (transport and lodging) as well as the total funds requested for the grant.
- Applicants will be asked to upload their CV/Resume as well as a Letter of Recommendation from a senior manager or supervisor.
Grant recipients will be expected to attend the full conference as well as submit a post-conference report outlining their experience and any outcomes of the conference.
Submit your application here. Application deadline is September 1, 2019 and grant recipients will be notified by September 5, 2019.
Registration is open for a full week of audiovisual archiving knowledge and experience sharing: both the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives’ 50th Annual Conference and the Joint Technical Symposium, stewarded by the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archiving Associations, will be taking place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum from September 30 – October 5. We’re happy to announce that registration for both events is now open! Save your seat for both or either event at 2019.iasa-web.org and jts2019.com.
#IASA50: IASA will be returning to the country of its birth, as the association was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents. The preliminary programme is available at http://2019.iasa-web.org/programme. Do visit the conference website for more information about the conference, such as the programme, venue, travel advice, social events, information on workshops and tutorials, professional visits and other details: http://2019.iasa-web.org/. Please note that the “early bird” registration rate ends on September 2, 2019.
#JTS2019: JTS is the international scientific and technical symposium dealing with matters of particular importance to audiovisual archives and archivists. It provides an opportunity for audiovisual archiving experts from different backgrounds to come together, share new and upcoming technical advances in our field, and take positions that go beyond the boundaries of specific formats or domains. It is an occasion to inform each other about what’s going on in our field and seek cross-fertilization. Organized every few years since 1983 by the various audiovisual archives associations now forming the CCAAA, it provides an opportunity for colleagues around the world and those interested in the field to meet and share information about the preservation of original image and sound materials. Keep an eye on the website for updates: jts2019.com
We look forward to welcoming you in The Netherlands!
Communications & Outreach
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Media Parkboulevard 1, 1217 WE Hilversum
Postbus 1060, 1200 BB Hilversum | beeldengeluid.nl
UPDATE 25 September: Extended until the end of the year (31/12). Moreover, the possibility will also be offered to those responding to answer in another EU language than the ones of the consultation (EN, FR and DE).
We would like to inform you about the targeted consultation on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector published on the Commission’s website. The consultation will be open until the 31st of December. Your contribution would be very welcome, and we ask you kindly to please forward this email to anyone else in your network who might also want to provide feedback.
The aim of this targeted consultation is to gather relevant data on current market practices and on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector. The Commission will analyse these data in preparation of a report assessing the possible need for an extension of the term of protection of the rights of performers and producers in this sector, as required by Article 3(2) of Directive 2011/77EU.
This consultation is addressed at those engaged in the management of rights in the audiovisual sector. It mainly concerns performers and producers who are holders of related rights and their contractual partners such as broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, online platforms and cultural heritage institutions.
Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Caroline Colin, Policy and Legal Officer-Copyright Unit, European Commission (email@example.com) should you have any questions.
Making movies is costly and time-consuming. Preserving them is critical.
The IMF UG invites you to join worldwide experts around program focused on the needs of public archives for the preservation of movies, and the applicability of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) in these applications. The workshop will take place on the 13th September from 1pm–5pm at the Eye Film Museum, 1 IJpromenade, 1031 KT Amsterdam in the Top of the Roof room.
The program is now online at https://www.imfug.com/events/2019-09-13-workshop-preserving-movies-with-imf/
Access is free but limited up to specific number. Registration for the event is necessary and can be done at https://imf-in-archives-ibc-2019.eventbrite.com
The EU funding for film heritage screenings announced in March has been allocated.
This summer, European film classics will be screened in some of Europe’s most iconic cultural heritage venues. From tomorrow until the end of September, classic films from across the EU will be screened free of charge in a wide variety of venues in 13 EU countries – from small towns to capital cities – highlighting Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. As part of the wider restoration and digitisation of heritage films, the event series “A Season of Classic Films” is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA programme.
June 6, The Yugoslav Film Archive (YFA) Day, was marked by first offering a review of the history of the institution, celebrating its 70thanniversary, followed by the Golden Seal Award ceremony, awarded to former students of the Prague Film Academy who became distinguished film directors – Lordan Zafranović, Srđan Karanović, Goran Marković, Rajko Grlić and Goran Paskaljević.
The festivities in the packed Makavejev Hall were attended by former YFA managers and guests of the festival – representatives of various film archives from the region and the world.
The Yugoslav Film Archive’s director, Jugoslav Pantelić, pointed out “the multigenerational effort on the part of those who created and create film art, and on the part of the Yugoslav Film Archive’s employees, which enabled us to feel proud today, seven decades since its founding”.
With an exhaustive overview of the history, funds and activities of the YFA, accompanied by words and images on the screen, Pantelić announced the release of a monograph on the YFA, as well as a new permanent museum exhibition, both scheduled for this fall. A video showcasing the current project of digitally restoring the Serbian film legacy, named “VIP Kinoteka”, was also screened.
The Nitrate Film Festival
Saša Erdeljanović, the manager of YFA’s archives, opened the Nitrate Film Festival, of which he is the director and the selector. The tagline of this year’s Nitrate Film Festival was “70 films for 70 years”. The festival featured films of various genres, including banned, recently unearthed, and newly digitally restored films. Also, for the first time, it featured 9.5 mm films shot in the 1920s and ‘30s, and a review of films about Serbia and Yugoslavia produced until 1941. This year the festival featured films from over 30 film archives around the world.
A special screening of Orson Wells’s The Other Side of the Wind opened the 21st Nitrate Film Festival after the Film Archive Day festivities. The festival ran June 6–16.
A panel discussion entitled “The preservation of cinematic cultural heritage and challenges of the digital age on the territory of former Yugoslavia” was held on June 7, 2019, as part of The Nitrate Film Festival.
Representatives from national film archives of the region joined the panel: Tatjana Rezec Štibilj from the Republic of Slovenia’s Film Archive; Ivan Nedoh from “Slovenska kinoteka”; Dinko Majcen and Mladen Burić from Croatia’s Film Archive, Andro Martinović from the Film Archive of Montenegro; Devleta Filipović from the Film Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Vladimir Angelov from Macedonian “Kinoteka na Makedonija”; Ksenija Zelenović, representing of The Yugoslav Film Archive, and Jugoslav Pantelić, its director, who also moderated the discussion.
The participants welcomed and accepted in principle Pantelić’s proposal to establish closer co-operation among the Film Archives of the region. This would entail a Film Archive being able to carry out a digital restoration of a film made during the times of joint state of Yugoslavia, in case the original materials are being held in the archive of another ex-Yugoslav republic.
Besides sharing practical information, primarily in the field of digital restoration, another proposal made by the Yugoslav Film Archive was met with overall approval: that the archives and cinémathèques of non-EU countries of former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro), before using the technical support provided by European Commission through its TAIEX instrument, jointly determine the date, subject, and location of a meeting which would include interested professionals from these territories.
Representatives of all six states agreed to strengthen their mutual co-operation in terms of exchanging respective experiences and carrying out mutual projects.
Photo: third meeting of the CEN/DIN TC 457 in October 2018 in Berlin
The CEN TC457 project team is pleased to invite you to a presentation in Bologna on the progress of our work on the CEN Preservation Package aimed for the digital long-term archiving of films.
The 50 minute session will start with a 20 min presentation on the concepts and ideas for this digital long-term archive format followed by a panel and a discussion with the audience.
It will take place on Monday 24 June at 11:00 am at the DMS auditorium, Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna.
We are looking forward to see you there.