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Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017

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23 May 2017 -  Il Cinema Ritrovato is one of the world’s major festivals of film restoration and definitely one of the major highlights in a cinephile’s world. The 29th edition presents 500 films from 65 archives, newly restored copies of well-known classics, but also rediscovered rare films: in the traditional “Recovered and Restored” section,
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Registration open for the Workshop “Metadata Management in Film Archives”

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Putting the Cinematographic Works Standard EN 15907 to use and introducing the new FIAF Cataloguing Manual. A joint workshop by the Association des Cinémathèques Europénnes (ACE) and the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission, 29-30 March 2017, Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften (ZEM), Potsdam. PLEASE REGISTER HERE 150 € (full price) and 50 € (discounted price for
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FORWARD Conference “Digitisation of cultural heritage and orphan works” 30/11/16

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9 November 2016 – In 2012, the Orphan Works Directive has been adopted with the aim to unlock hundreds of thousands of objects preserved in Europe’s libraries, museums, archives and cinematheques, to digitse and publish them on portals like the European Film Gateway or Europeana.  How has this objective been put into practise?  The conference,
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ABCinema Plus workshop on rights issues for film education, Frankfurt, 13 April 2016

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5 April 2016 – Providing  critical viewing skills is key for young generations to understand the visual culture around them. European film archives have a longstanding expertise in teaching what film is  – a language, an art form, an expression of human activity. They offer varied film literacy activities (workshops, screenings, seminars, guided tours etc.)
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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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Balkans’ Memory Closing Conference in Sarajevo 19 November 2014

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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 by INA, in association with the Croatian audiovisual
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New ACE Executive Committee elected

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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, EYE Film Instituut Nederland (Amsterdam), Georg Eckes, Deutsches Filminstitut –
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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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About ACE

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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 come. ACE´s main aims are: to
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