Category: Training & Education

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.

Europeana Aggregators’ Fair

As an aggregator of Europeana, the European Film Gateway will be represented at the Europeana Aggregators’ Fair that takes place on 16 and 17 June 2021 online. On 17th of June from 13:00–13:30 EFG staff invites interested colleagues to join the “EFG for beginners” session during which you can learn about and discuss the best and easiest ways on how to get connected and present your collections on the European Film Gateway and Europeana.

The Aggregators’ Fair web conference provides an opportunity for staff working at cultural institutions to learn more about how to bring their content to new audiences such as the educational sector, to meet the people who work behind the scenes to make cultural heritage available through Europeana and to receive guidance and training from experts in this field.

Read the full programme and register via Eventbrite.

New traineeship program at EYE Filmmuseum

In September 2021 Eye will start a new traineeship program for young film conservators and collection specialists, that will last ten months providing the participants with insights in both theory and practice. This training has been made possible thanks to the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and the Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fund.

The program, starting in September 2021, will be supervised by Giovanna Fossati, Eye‘s Chief Curator and Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the UvA. The traineeship, set up in collaboration with Haghefilm Digital, offers accommodation for three years to two starting restorers and collection specialists (annually changing).

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6th (online) FIAF Winter School

This spring, for the 6th FIAF Winter School, FIAF offers a short training course aimed at professionals in FIAF archives and beyond, in collaboration with the Cinémathèque française and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé. The theme of the course, taught by experienced professionals from the sector, is “Programming Film Heritage“. This edition will take place as an online even over the course of four half days, on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February, Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 March 2020, right before the start of the 2021 edition of “Toute la mémoire du monde“, the international festival of restored film hosted by the Cinémathèque française.

The programme of this edition of the FIAF Winter School is available in English and in French. Every participant will be asked to take an active part in the event by submitting programmes as part of the FIAF programming game before the Winter School.

FIAF has decided not to charge any fee for this online edition. The number of participants have however been limited to 50, as in previous years. The selection will be made on the basis of the online form the participants have to submit.

The deadline for validating the online form is Friday 5 February. Selected candidates will be notified by email by Thursday 11 February at the latest.

For more information, visit this page.

Digital Archive Summer School | 14-18 Sept. 2020

UPDATE (30/06/2020): due to the uncertain context of the Corona Pandemic, the Digital Archive Summer School has been postponed. The new date is 6-10 September 2021.

This summer, for the first time ever, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF will organise the Digital Archives Summer School in collaboration with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin. It is a 5-day, practice-oriented educational offer directed at staff members of audiovisual archives who are interested in enhancing their knowledge about digital environments and processes.

This first edition focuses especially on the subject of data literacy and presentation strategies. Lectures, seminars and exercises will explore subjects such as conversion, digital preservation, storytelling and visualisation.

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2020 FIAF Film Restoration Summer School – registration open

The Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF), the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE), Cineteca di Bologna and  L’Immagine Ritrovata are eager to announce that the ninth FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will take place during summer 2020 in Bologna, confirming the good results of their long lasting cooperation. The application process will close on the 16th February 2020.

Since 2007 these institutions have been promoting an ideal of shared knowledge in the field of film restoration offering the opportunity to specialists, film archive staff and students to experience the complete restoration workflow through the use of photochemical and digital technologies in a two-decade experienced film restoration laboratory.

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JTS 2019 Travel Grants – Act Fast!

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.