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Final programme for the “Metadata Management in Film Archives” workshop

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We are pleased to announce the final programme for the workshop “Metadata Management in Film Archives – Putting the Cinematographic Works Standard EN 15907 to use and introducing the new FIAF Cataloguing Manual”. It will be held at the ZEM in Potsdam,  29-30 March 2017. You can register for the workshop and acces the programme
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ABCinema film literacy website online

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28 November 2015 – Since July 2014,  leading Film Heritage Institutions and cinema organisations are working together in the ABCinema project to share best practices and to explore, on a pan European level, creative approaches to encourage children, young people and teachers to engage with film heritage.  The ABCinema website gives now access to first
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Seminar “Archival Film Today”, Municipal Library of Prague, 26 May 2015

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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 enables access rather
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European Commisison publishes its Digital Single Market Strategy

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7 May 2015 – Yesterday, the European Commission has published its “Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe”. One of the pillars of the DSM Strategy is the upcoming copyright reform.  Vice President Andrus Ansip has repeatedly said that the present EU copyright rules are not fit for the digital age and that citizens should be
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The ten worst and five best amendments to the Reda Report on EU Copyright

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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 works, but it has failed to do so. The existing legal framework
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Cultural heritage actions in the EU: policies, programmes and activities

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15 August 2014 – In connection with the policy report”Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage”, the Commission has published an overview of activities and funding programmes related to cultural heritage, including film heritage: Horizon2020, Europeana, Creative Europe and the Structural & Investment Funds, ERASMUS etc. It encourages cultural institutions to seize these opportunities and
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FORWARD – Framework for a EU-wide Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry

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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 orphans. FORWARD has been initiated by ACE
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Celebrate Cinema at EYE – Premiere of “Mit Faedreland, Min Kaerlighed”

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07/03/2014  On Sunday, 30 March, EYE Film Institute Netherlands  will organize a special day dedicated to international film preservation projects.  The first session will focus on The European Film Gateway 1914 project, which has digitised and made available 660 hrs of film from and about the First World War.  Highlight of the session is the
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Conference “Our images. Our future”, Brussels, 25-27 November

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11 November 2013 – On the occasion of its 75 anniversary, the CINEMATEK  Brussels in cooperation with ACE is organising the symposium “Our images, our future.  Securing cinema’s past and future in the digital era”.  The transition to digital has a deep imapct on cinema as it imposes profound changes to the production, distribution and
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