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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“Licences for Europe” final plenary – ACE signs statement with authors and producers

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20 November 2013 – On 13 November, the final session of the stakeholder’s dialogue Licences for Europe took place in Brussels.  The initiative was set up jointly by the Commissioners Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), Michel Barnier (Internal Market and Services),  and Andrea Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) in February this year.  The purpose of
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Seminar “Reinventing Cinephilia”, Athens, 25 October 2013

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21 September 2013 – In the wake of the 21st century the issues such as the future of our past and the death of cinema have been raised in the context of the reinvention of Cinephilia. The Greek Film Archive gathers archivists, filmmakers and academics to discuss in a one day conference the future of
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ACE Workshop “Collecting, Conserving and Exhibiting in A Digital World”, Bologna 4 and 5 July 2013

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18 June 2013 – With the advent of the Digital, the cinema industry is undergoing a fundamental change.  As films are being made in a new way, they will have to be archived in a new way: Digital film has to be archived digitally. Film archives need to be well prepared to react on these
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Conference “Impact of recent European initiatives on the digitisation of works, 7th June, Brussels

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30 May 2013 -  Large scale digitsation projects, mainly undertaken by libraries and archives, are absolutely indispensable for the promotion of the knowledge society and public access to culture. These projects are all confronted with the challenge of copyright. To date, European Institutions don’t have a specific solution for mass-digitisation. Over the past two years,
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Increase availability of European films for research – Petition by University of Udine

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14 March 2013 – Yesterday, at the XX Udine International Film Studies Conference ( 12-14 March) students, researchers and University professors have launched a petition to the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission to increase the availability of  films to the wider public, but also for research and educational purposes by fostering
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Filmoteca Española – new online platform

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31 January 2013 – Filmoteca Española has recently given free online access to the Spanish newsreel NO-DO (Noticiarios y Documentales, 1943 – 1981).  Users can also find a selection of feature films, shorts and documentaries, among them ” Un perro andaluz”  and other important films from the collections of Filmoteca Española. The videos were published
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Now online: Presentations from the ACE workshop “A digital agenda for film archives”

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29 August 2012 – Presentations made at the ACE workshop “A digital agenda for film archives”, held on 28 June in Bologna, are now available online.  26 experts from 18 European countries discussed the practical, financial and political impacts of digital archiving. It was the 1st in a workshop series called “Management strategies for film archives
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ACE Workshop Series “Management Strategies for Film Archives in the Digital Era”

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4 June 2012 – With the entire film industry changing to digital, film archives need to be well prepared if they want to collect, preserve and show both analogue and digital formats. Based on the recommendations of the “ACE Position Paper on the Digital”, ACE is organising a series of 3 – 4 workshops for
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