• Seminar “Archival Film Today”, Municipal Library of Prague, 26 May 2015


    15 May 2015 – How to facilitate access to audiovisual heritage whether it has been digitised or not? Digitisation is being carried on under the rationale of enabling access, but it seems to be only the very first step in making sure that our audiovisual heritage is available, known and alive. Digitising...

  • The ten worst and five best amendments to the Reda Report on EU Copyright


    17 April 2015 – The European Parliament is preparing a resolution on the implementation of the Directive 2001/29/EC, the so- called “InfoSoc Directive”. The Directive intended to harmonise certain aspects of copyright, including the exceptions and limitations to the use of copyright protected...

  • ABCinema Sprint at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, 27-29 March 2015


    19 March 2015 – ABCinema goes UK:  Co-organised by ABCinema partner Watershed (Bristol) as part of the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, the 3-day sprint will explore innovative approaches to engage the next generation in film heritage and culture outside the formal education environment.The event...

  • Balkans’ Memory Closing Conference in Sarajevo 19 November 2014


    12 November 2014 – Balkans’ Memory, co-funded by the European Commission, is a 3-year project which started in 2012. Its objective is to implement the first actions of a policy of preservation and promotion of cinematographic and audiovisual heritage in the Western Balkans. The project is led...

  • New ACE Executive Committee elected


    04  July 2014 – The ACE General Assembly has elected on 2nd July a new Executive Committee.  The members for the term 2014-2016 are as follows:  Michal Bregant, Národní  filmový archiv/ National Film Archive (Prague), Thomas C. Christensen, Det Danske Filminstitut (Copenhagen), Sandra den Hamer,...

  • FORWARD – Framework for a EU-wide Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry


    Since November 2013, a consortium of 13 partners, among them 11 Film Heritage Institutions and commercial film libraries are working on FORWARD, a three-year EU funded project, which aims at creating an EU wide, semi-automated system to assess the rights status for all types of audiovisual works, including...

  • About ACE


    The Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) is an affiliation of 44 national and regional preservation film archives from all over Europe. Its joint role is to protect the European film heritage and to assure that the audiovisual records of the past can be enjoyed and studied for generations to...

Leaked Communication “Towards a modern, more European copyright framework”

15 November 2015 – The Commission announced in a draft Communication (leaked by IPKAT) a legislative proposals to ensure wider access to content across the EU, adapte exceptions to digital and cross-border environments, achieving a well-functioning marketplace for copyright, and to provide an effective and balanced enforcement system. A first proposal on the portability of
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ACE workshop „Showing a Film is Not Enough” – Cinema Programming in the Digital Era“

30 September 2015 – The constant development of digitization broadens the access to the film market. When film can be accessed from everywhere, cinemas, and particularly those that show classical and silent films, must find innovative ways to engage with audiences. At the 5th ACE workshop, which took place in Bologna on 3rd July 2015,
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