Category: Training & Education

Projectionists’ Workshop 2024 — Applications Open!

The ACE, in partnership with FIAF, wants to support the ACE member institutions willing to spread and enforce the knowledge and practice of analogue film projection. The idea of the Projectionists’ Workshop project is based on a common will to keep this craft and experience alive, and to support the current and future colleagues in this field by offering them a platform for learning and sharing. 

The original proposal of our colleagues from FIAF, Chicca Bergonzi (Programming and Access to Collections Commission) and Camille Blot-Wellens (Technical Commission) was well received among the film archival community. The Executive Committee of ACE agreed that such a project is invaluable for building the professional community and has decided to support a pilot phase financially. This should help the selected hosting institutions to organize a first series of Projectionists’ Workshops aimed at practicing professionals and motivated participants. It is expected that the workshops will attract participants by region and language, for the comfort of participants and to avoid long travels. 

The workshops should focus on knowledge exchange and best practices, for example in terms of repairs and maintenance, contact lists for suppliers of the equipment and spare parts, connections among projectionists. The workshops should also be open to projectionists not (yet) working for an archival cinema. 

The budget should be moderate, and the contribution from ACE and FIAF can be used towards honoraria, production of educational materials, accommodation, travels, and meals. 

Applications will be evaluated by the representatives of the Executive Committees of FIAF and ACE by the end of May 2024, and the results will be published on the ACE website without delay. It is expected that the first of these workshops should take place during the current calendar year.

Deadline: 17 May, 2024

Download the application form for more details about the process:

FIAF Projectionists’ Workshop Application Form (PDF)

 

ACE Workshop – Digital Preservation and Distribution of Film Heritage: 27 June 2023

This year’s ACE Workshop will focus on the state of digital preservation and the strategies for sharing digital content, VOD platforms, archival festivals, and cross-border access to European film heritage.

Click here for the full programme and speakers.

Date, Time: Tuesday 27 June, 13:30 – 17:00

Location: MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Via Giovanni Minzoni 14, 40121 Bologna, Italy

Admission is free.

 

ACE Workshop – THE PRESERVATION OF KNOWLEDGE: 28 June 2022


28 June 2022
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna
Via Giovanni Minzoni 14, 40121 Bologna, Italy

 

The beginning of the 21st century brought along the most significant technological transformation that cinema has undergone since its invention.

The replacement by digital of analogue technology in the entire cinematographic chain from production to exhibition has had far more profound consequences than all the technological changes that occurred in the first century of cinema. These include the replacement of the 35mm cellulose nitrate film base with cellulose triacetate, and even the transition from silent cinema to sound cinema.

One of the consequences of the digital transformation is the need to establish an all-new archival methodology — including digital repositories whose long-term viability is still unproven. But another, no less decisive consequence, is the need to define how we intend, from now on, to preserve and exhibit the great historical collection of 20th century cinema.

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OPEN CALL: Eye Traineeship Programme “Film Restoration” and “Film Collection”

Eye Filmmuseum is pleased to announce that the call for the Traineeship Programme “Film Restoration” and “Film Collection” for starting film restorers and film collection specialists is now open.

With these two traineeships, Eye aims to build a bridge between academic training and hands-on daily practices. This programme is designed to educate a new generation of film restorers and film collection specialists and seeks to facilitate their transition into the labour market.

Applicants are invited to send in their applications by July 1st, 2022.

For more information on the application process, please read the open call here: https://www.eyefilm.nl/uploads/downloads/blocks/vacature-2022-Traineeship-Call-for-Applications-EN.pdf.

If you have questions about the traineeships, please get in touch with Eleni Tzialli at eyeacademic@eyefilm.nl

Call for the 2nd Summer School Digital Archive

Photo by Manuela Clemens

The Filmuni Summer School is organising the Digital Archive Summer School in cooperation with FIAF Cataloguing & Documentation Commission, the Bundesarchiv and the Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin. The summer school “Digital Archives. Data Literacy and Presentation Strategies in Audiovisual Archives” is a 5-day, practice-oriented course aimed at people working in audiovisual archives as well as at everyone else who is interested in enhancing their knowledge about digital environments and processes related to digital archives. This year’s edition focuses on the subject of digital curation.

Date: 5-9 September 2022

Location: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Cost: 1030,- EUR (Early Bird 930,- EUR before 30 April 2022)

Registration deadline: 10 July 2022

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There is also the possibility to apply for a scholarship, sponsored by The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF),  that covers full or partial participation fees. The application deadline for the FIAF scholarship is May 29, 2022.

Public lecture series This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Eye Filmmuseum presents the 8th edition of This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage. Under the overarching theme of Global Audiovisual Archiving, also this year’s theme of the Eye International Conference, international scholars and archival practitioners showcase and discuss archival practices from all over the globe.

Each of the six sessions will highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts and archival practices worldwide. Together with guests, we explore topics like film heritage in Brazil, forgotten female film directors from Indonesia, the African Film Heritage Project, the efforts of the Asian Film Archive and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association, non-institutional practices in Latin America, and the Cinematheque Beirut project. This year’s guests are all members of the Advisory Board of the Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving.

Film, talks & discussion
Each session will feature a short introduction by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam), followed by a lecture and Q&A with an international expert on the topic and a film screening. Eye will record these events for online publication afterwards.

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FIAF FILM RESTORATION SUMMER SCHOOL

Film restoration online course: from April 27th to June 8th 2022 (on Wednesdays)
Restoration lectures and Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival: Bologna, Cineteca facilities, from June 25th to July 3rd 2022
Restoration workshops: Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, July 4th-15th 2022

The Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF), the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE), Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata are thrilled to announce that after the forced postponement of the 2020 edition, the ninth FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will finally take place in Bologna in summer 2022.

The Coronavirus-19 pandemic has had a big impact on our lives during the last two years, but the institutions behind the Summer School have come together once again in order to renew and strengthen their long lasting cooperation, a bond that aims to pursue the spread of film preservation and conservation through the international community. Specialists, film archive staff and students that are looking forward to experience the complete restoration workflow in our two-decade experienced film restoration laboratory are more than welcome to apply.

The program and further details will be available on January 2022.

Please contact frss@immagineritrovata.it if you wish to receive further information and subscribe to our mailing list.

Coordinator: Elena Tammaccaro

Secretariat: Charlotte Oddo

ACE welcomes «Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse»

For some 26 years, the Cinémathèque française has nurtured a unique international film education programme called Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse. Born in the centenary of cinema, the programme has evolved over many years into the longest established, and many would argue, the foremost film education programme in the world.  After supporting it for so many years, the time has come for the Cinémathéque française to hand it over to a bigger group of organisations to take responsibility for the next phase of its extraordinary life.

 

What is the programme?

CCAJ began as an initiative of Alain Bergala, French cineaste, theorist and educator, and Nathalie Bourgeois, Head of Education at the Cinématheque française, in 1995. From the beginning film archives have played an essential role in this program.

The participants include ‘cultural partners’ cinematheques and film initiatives, who co-ordinate workshops in a country or region; teachers, educators, and filmmaking professionals who run project workshops; and the learners themselves, children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 18.

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Online public lecture series This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

The 7th edition of Eye’s annual public lectures series This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice is the first one to be available online. With this series, Eye aims to interest a wider audience for issues related to the preservation, restoration and presentation of film heritage. Throughout 6 sessions, this edition focusses on the overarching theme of re-use and recycle of archival films from different perspectives. All lectures and Q&A sessions with guest speakers are available on YouTube. A selection of films screened during the sessions is available on the Eye Film Player.

Introduction by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam). Q&A in collaboration with the Master students of the This is Film! class at the University of Amsterdam.

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Open Call: Eye Traineeship Programme “Film Restoration” & “Film Collection”

Eye Filmmuseum is pleased to announce that the application for its traineeship programme “Film Restoration” and “Film Collection” is now open. With these two traineeships, Eye aims to build a bridge between academic training and hands-on daily practices. This programme is designed to educate a new generation of film restorers and film collection specialists, and seeks to facilitate their transition into the labour market.

Both traineeships will have a duration of 10 months and will start in September 2021. The trainees will be working in the Eye Collection Centre in Amsterdam-North: Eye’s expert centre for collection development, preservation, restoration, digitization and research – with facilities such as film and sound restoration ateliers, a scanning department, film vaults, and a research centre.

Throughout the programme, the trainees will follow different but parallel curricula, working with material from the Eye collection, and each following a project from start to finish.

Candidates can apply by sending a motivation letter (maximum one page) and a curriculum vitae to eyeacademic@eyefilm.nl by the 15th of June before 09:00 AM (CET).

For more detailed information and the Call for Applications, please visit Eye’s website.