Category: Training & Education

Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School 2012

 

4 May 2012 – The 5th edition of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School will take place in Bologna from June to July 2012. The project is organised and hosted by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with ACE and FIAF. The main objective of the Summer School is to teach and update participants on how to restore and preserve a film through the use of photochemical and new digital technologies. It is designed for both for archivists and staff working at FIAF archives, and students. For the Festival Edition 2012, ACE awarded  a scholarship to five applicants.

Programme and timetable 2012
On-line Distance Learning: 9 May- 20 June (on Wednesdays)
Theory Classes: Bologna, Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, 23 – 30 June
Restoration Practice: Bologna, 2 – 13 July During the internship, participants are supervised by international experts and laboratory staff to put into practice what they learned during their first week of theory.

Please find more information, the full programme and the list of the 36 selected participants here.

For further information, please contact Elena Tammacaro.

Madrid conference on training systems for the preservation and diffusion of AV heritage – Conclusions

Organized by the Filmoteca Española, the conference took place on 7 – 8 June 2010 on the occasion of the Spanish EU Presidency. The following conclusions are based on the presentations by the speakers who constitute a highly representative body drawn from film archives, universities which offer courses related to the film heritage, and institutions dedicated to training in the areas of the conservation and diffusion of cultural heritage within Europe as a whole.

Conclusions

The Conference participants, all representatives from film archives, European universities and training institutes

State:

  • The creation, in various European countries, of University M.A courses and other introductory training modules designed to provide training related to the Film Heritage, particularly in conservation and restoration.
  • The holding of specialised conferences, seminars and other modules of ongoing education, largely organised through the initiative of film archives.
  • That the impact of new technologies calls for the redefining, with an eye to the future, of the occupations and profiles related to the Film Heritage and its conservation and diffusion.

Recommend:

  • Closer ties between film archives and training centres in order to agree on supply and match it to demand, with a view to a future market of diversified work, and the need to establish broader professional and occupational categories.
  • Therefore, the formulation of, on the one hand, a referential table of professional tasks and profiles and, on the other, a White Paper on existing training with recognised results.

Request:

  • That the conservation and valorization of the Film Heritage receive European Union and Member State recognition and support equal to that given to other cultural areas, such as Fine Arts and Libraries.
  • The establishment at a trans-national European level of an initial training born of an agreement between Universities and Archives, with additional periodic ongoing education initiatives, which would take into account, on the one hand, the array of professional tasks and levels required, and on the other, their place within a broad and high-level training format which responds to the express ambition to put the film heritage on a level footing with other cultural sectors.
  • An increase in European Union support through the diversity of its programmes and other Community instruments, taking into consideration its trans-national sphere of activity and its principles of subsidiarity.