On 25-26 February and 1-2 March, the 6th FIAF Winter School is held as an online training course aimed at professionals in FIAF archives and beyond. This year's edition is organised in collaboration with the Cinémathèque française and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé. The theme of the course is “Programming Film Heritage“ and the programme is available in English and in French.
"Migrating Archives of Reality. Programming, Curating, and Appropriation of Non-fiction Film" is the title of an online conference organised by the EU-funded research project Victor-E that will be held on 6/7 May 2021. Among other things, the conference will look at how non-fiction films as they increasingly appear in (but also often disappear again from) online archives, virtual exhibitions, social media, YouTube etc.
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 September 9th, 1944. Most prominently, the collection features the film "Love is Folly" (1917, dir. Vasil Gendov), which is the oldest preserved Bulgarian narrative film. The BNFA currently makes available over 40 titles from its pre-socialist cinema and newsreel collection. More titles will follow soon.