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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is annually observed on October 27 to build awareness around the importance of safeguarding our film heritage. This is a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honor audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions.

 

This year’s theme is “Engage the Past Through Sound and Images”.

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European Heritage Days 2019 – Lovćen Film’s program

In 2019 Montenegrin Cinematheque is joining the celebration of European Heritage Days with the team “Arts and Entertainment”, which will be celebrated on the local and national level in the last week of September, between 23rd and 30th.

 

As usual, all events will be free of charge and opened to participants from different municipalities. Local and national institutions will organize exhibitions, visits to cultural heritage sited, as well as presentations of tangible and intangible heritage. Part of the program will be dedicated to educational workshops, lectures aimed for children and pupils and art competitions.

 

 

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Eye International presents first Heritage Catalogue 2019/2020

If you attend the Classical Film Market in Lyon or the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, be sure to grasp your hard copy of the first Heritage Catalogue 2019/2020 produced by Eye International.
You can read all about our recent restorations and curated programs in this booklet. Eye International is responsible for the international marketing & promotion of Dutch films. Read more on our website: www.eyefilm.nl/en/eye-international

Opening of the new Research and Archive Center of the Cinémathèque Suisse

On September 6th, the Cinémathèque Suisse opened its new Research and Archive Center in the city of Penthaz in presence of Alain Berset, federal counselor, Isabelle Chassot, director of the Federal Office for culture, Cesla Amarelle, State counselor, and Pierre-Henri Dumont, mayor.

For Alain Berset, this Centre – with its 13000 m2 – hosts “one of the most important collections of treasures from film history of the entire world. But the real reason why it is so remarkable is because it represents the memory of Swiss cinema.” For him the inauguration of this Centre is “an important step in the process of modernizing and archiving our film heritage”.

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“Extase”, Národní filmový archiv wins Best Restored Film at Venice Film Festival

Each year at Venice International Film Festival the section named Venice Classics highlights the importance of restoration by showcasing the work carried out by film archives, cultural institutions and production companies around the world. The restored film classics in the selection are in competition for the Best Restored Film prize, awarded by a jury of film students chaired – this year – by Costanza Quatriglio.

This year, the award went to Extase (Ecstasy, 1932) and the restoration carried out by Národní filmový archiv, thanks to the support of Milada Kučerová and Eduard Kučera and the collaboration of the Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary. The film was chosen as the pre-opening event for the Venice Film Festival. The prize was accepted by Jonáš Kucharský, sound curator and restorer.

Film Education and Film Heritage conference

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.

Workshop by Cinematek and Moma

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).

Participants:

  • 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.

New website

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 mikko.kuutti@kavi.fi.

HORIZON 2020 – Open calls related to culture and cultural heritage

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The EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 has published several calls addressing cultural heritage and the creative sector:

Deadline 13 March 2018

Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization
Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts
Social platform on endangered cultural heritage and on illicit trafficking of cultural goods

Deadline 14 March 2019

Collaborative approaches to cultural heritage for social cohesion
Digitization, Digital Single Market and European culture: new challenges for creativity, intellectual property rights and copyright
Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism
The societal value of culture and the impact of cultural policies in Europe

Get in touch with your National Contact Point for further information.

New Study on Access to Film Works for Education and Research

In NoAcces_FHI worksvember 2016 the European Audiovisual Observatory has carried out a survey among the members of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes. The objective was to assess the access to the film works in their collections in the context of education and research. 32 ACE members replied to the survey, representing over 1.1million film works.

The  study “Access to film works in the collections of Film Heritage Institutions in the context of education and research” was part of a research project supported by the European Commission.” It can be downloaded HERE.