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!
Natalie Meijers Communications & Outreach
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Media Parkboulevard 1, 1217 WE Hilversum Postbus 1060, 1200 BB Hilversum | beeldengeluid.nl
ACE workshop during Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, Bologna
Tuesday 25 June, 2–5 p.m., MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art, via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14
In 2008 ACE started the European Film Gateway (EFG) project, linked to Europeana, as the first project to make our film heritage available online. The project confirmed the importance of metadata, and highlights its interoperability. The second step for ACE was the EFG / World War I project, a curatorial project for our film collections online. At this stage, more than 53,000 videos (videos, not films!) are available.
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 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).
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.
12 November 2014 – Balkans’ Memory, co-funded by the European Commission, is a 3-year project which started in 2012. Its objective is to implement the first actions of a policy of preservation and promotion of cinematographic and audiovisual heritage in the Western Balkans. The project is led by INA, in association with the Croatian audiovisual centre, the National Film Archive of Tirana and COPEAM. The aim is to raise awareness among decision-makers of the Western Balkans on the necessity to to invest in the preservation, digitisation, use and management of their audiovisual heritage.
The conference gathers experts from the ACE, FIAF and FIAT networks and the EBU operating group to discuss training opportunities, the creation of synergies and financing opportunities for the Western Balkans.
26/02/2014 – This year’s FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will be held in Bologna from 28 June to 18 July.
Since 2007 Cineteca di Bologna – in collaboration with FIAF, ACE and the EU MEDIA Programme – has been hosting the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School. It is designed both for archivists and staff working at FIAF archives, and students. The main purpose of this training programme is to foster knowledge in the field of film restoration and conservation. Selected participants will meet meet experts from all over the world, as well as the Laboratory and Cineteca staff.
The programme is divided in 3 sections:
ON-LINE DISTANCE LEARNING
We are glad to announce that FIAF and ACE will grant a number of scholarships for the Film Restoration Summer School 2014:
FIAF grants 3 scholarships of € 1.000 each ACE grants 3 scholarships of € 750 each
18 June 2013 – With the advent of the Digital, the cinema industry is undergoing a fundamental change. As films are being made in a new way, they will have to be archived in a new way: Digital film has to be archived digitally. Film archives need to be well prepared to react on these changes. For this purpose, ACE has conceived a series of workshops aiming at exchanging best practices and finding solutions how these challenges can be met on a strategic, economic and practical level.
The two half-days workshop “Collecting, Conserving and Exhibiting in a Digital World” will discuss strategies and best practices of digital archiving, setting up digital workflows, new ways of exhibiting film, preservation and training needs and how to share information, services and content.
It will be held on 4th and 5th July during Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival at the Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna.