The EFG project website which gives more detailed background information on the EFG project and its outcomes was moved to a different domain. If you want to learn more about the project, which initiated the European Film Gateway, please visit www.efgproject.eu.
On 25 - 26 August 2011, the National Library of Norway will host a film conference titled “The Law of Transformation: New Perspectives on Norwegian Cinema” on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Norway’s oldest extant film “Under forvandlingens lov” (“Under the Law of Transformation”, 1911).
This 1,5-day conference which will be taking place in Bologna during the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival on 30 June and 1 July intends to look at the consequences of the transition from analogue to digital by looking at the self-perception of the archives, their relationship with their users as well as the implications of this paradigm shift for their daily work.
On 8 + 9 June 2011, the Filmarchiv Austria is hosting a conference entitled “Key/Frames – The Filmic Document in the Digital Age“ in Vienna. On the occasion of the upcoming launch of the EFG portal, the conference is going to examine the possibilities, contexts and perspectives of digitisation.
On 30 and 31 May 2011, EFG will hold the open conference “Taking Care Of Orphan Works – Rights Clearance in European Film Archives”. Representatives from film archives, Europeana, and rights holder organisations will meet at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, to talk about rights clearing and the unsolved question of how to deal with orphan works in Europe’s film archives.