On the occasion of the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage which is celebrated every year on 27 October, EFG welcomes the Bulgarian National Film Archive as a new partner. Through EFG, the BNFA will provide access to a collection of early Bulgarian narrative and documentary films, made before the communist coup on May 9th, 1944. Most prominently, the collection features the film "Love is Folly" (1917, dir.
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What strategies and digital tools do cultural heritage institutions need to better cope with crises such as COVID 19? What kind of digital technologies will be important for the sector in the future?
In March 2020 a new Generic Service Project kicked off - Europeana XX: Century of Change. The ambitious project is driven by 17 partners and 5 Europeana aggregators for audiovisual heritage (European Film Gateway, EUscreen), photography (Photoconsortium), Jewish heritage (Judaica Europeana) and fashion (European Fashion Heritage Association), as well as technical partners.
Film:ReStored 2020 has decided to postpone the deadline for submissions for this years' edition of the symposium due to COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline was exctended to May 15th. For more information, visit the symposium website at https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/en/visit/festivals-symposiums
From 14-18 September 2020, 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.
The Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF), the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE), Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata are happy to announce that the 9th FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will take place during summer 2020 in Bologna.
VHH - Visual History of the Holocaust is an innovation project that focuses on the digital curation and preservation of film records relating to the discovery of Nazi concentration camps and other atrocity sites. VHH combines state-of-the-art concepts and practices from information science, museum pedagogy and digital storytelling to design a new approach for the engagement with a significant aspect of European audio-visual heritage. The project started earlier this year and will run until end of 2022.
The Association of European Cinematheques (ACE) will hold its annual workshop at the Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna on 25 June 2019.
The EU-funded 'The Film Corner. Online and Offline Activities for Film Literacy' project which was launched by the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in 2016 to create an online interactive platform especially devised for young people and their teachers recently got renewed and will now focus on the enhancement of the FILM CORNER platform with new topics and an efficient tool to help teachers use film as a cross-cutting subject that can foster connections throughout the whole school curriculum.
Film archives are currently in a phase of transition. New techniques for restoring works, and new ways of distributing, promoting, cataloging, and managing these objects has important impact for the work of archivists in every field. This transformation is so important that it may eventually affect the very mission of film archives and the form they take.