EFG partner Lithuanian Central State Archive just launched their new online portal "e-Kinas - Lithuanian Documentaries on the Internet" providing free access to several hundreds of videos. E-kinas is the result of a three-year project funded by the EU Structural Funds. The objective of the project is the preservation of Lithuanian documentary heritage through digitisation as well as free access for everyone via the Internet.
Students, researchers and University professors participating in the XX Udine International Film Studies Conference ( 12-14 March) have launched a petition to the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission to increase the availability of films to the wider public, but also for research and educational purposes by fostering the digitisation of European films and their diffusion; to create a safe legal environment in which films can be freely used in the context of research and education at all levels.
Read more and sign the petition here.
EFG1914 partner Filmoteca Española has recently given free online access to the Spanish newsreel NO-DO (Noticiarios y Doc
The EFG1914 project provides the archivists from many countries the opportunity to compare and better describe their film material about the 1914-1918 period.