Workshop by Cinematek and Moma

From Concept to Concrete: Achieving Interoperability Through Linked Open Data in Film Archives and Beyond

Thursday, June 28th, 11.30 – 13.30
@ MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Conference Hall, via Don Minzoni 14

Workshop promoted by Cinematek (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles), MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York and supported by FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and IBC (Istituto per i beni artistici culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna).

Participants:

  • Bram Biesbrouck (Republic of Reinvention)
  • Nicola Mazzanti (Cinematek)
  • Francesca Ricci (IBC), Thelma Ross (MoMA)

Why is interoperability so difficult for film archives to achieve? Efforts along these lines have often resulted in complete failure or imperfect results.
What if we just haven’t had the right solution until now?
Isn’t it worth taking a look if it means your institution can finally and more completely fulfill its goal to provide access to its collections, both film and film-related materials?
Linked Open Data may be the way forward and this workshop will present ideas, arguments, and concrete developments that should help you understand its potential as well as the resources available to help you start using it.

Film Storage and Preservation – ACE Session

Tuesday June 26th, 2018 – h 14.30

ACE Session at the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School:

Film Restoration

  • Thomas Christensen (Curator, DFI)
  • Mikko Kuutti (Deputy Director, KAVI)
  • Nicola Mazzanti (Director, CRB)

present their classic curriculum on film preservation from analogue preservation principles via Digital 101 aka the Pixel to zoological references in restoration.

The session will take place at Auditorium – DAMSLab
@ Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini 5/b (via Azzo Gardino 65/a) – 40122 – Bologna – Italia

DAMSLab - Auditorium © Università di Bologna

Activating the Archive – Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change

How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? How can (future) preservationists, curators and programmers be trained to achieve this goal? In May 2018, the EYE International Conference will explore answers to these and other questions, in a programme entitled Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change.

https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/themes/eye-international-conference-2018

New website

Because ACE had to close down the secretariat in Frankfurt it became necessary to move the ACE website to a new home from DIF’s servers. Since the website was running some really old software it also needed a technical overhaul.

This website is now hosted on a server in Amazon’s cloud and sports a new layout which is responsive so it should work nicely on mobile devices too.

The content is the same with only some minor corrections. Once we’re running in full speed we hope to add some new stuff – especially preparing for the GA in Bologna. That is set to take place on 27 June at 2 p.m., save the date!

Reports on any anomalies of the new site are welcome. Please send any comments via email to me at mikko.kuutti@kavi.fi.

New director for the Deutsches Filminstitut

Harrington-Passbild_ACEstartpageEllen M. Harrington has taken over the directorship of the Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt am Main on January 1, 2018. Harrington, who studied Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies, began working for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills in 1993, following positions in non-profit film programming and feature film development. She was Director of Exhibitions and Special Film Events and Founding Director of the Academy’s International Outreach Program. In 2013, with the green lighting of the Academy’s film museum, she became part of the planning team of that large-scale project, as its Director of Exhibitions and Collections. Since 2015, she has been responsible for developing and shaping the museum’s collections.

HORIZON 2020 – Open calls related to culture and cultural heritage

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The EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 has published several calls addressing cultural heritage and the creative sector:

Deadline 13 March 2018

Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization
Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts
Social platform on endangered cultural heritage and on illicit trafficking of cultural goods

Deadline 14 March 2019

Collaborative approaches to cultural heritage for social cohesion
Digitization, Digital Single Market and European culture: new challenges for creativity, intellectual property rights and copyright
Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism
The societal value of culture and the impact of cultural policies in Europe

Get in touch with your National Contact Point for further information.

Call for papers: FIAF Symposium “Sharing”, Prague 23–24 April 2018

Prague-banner2_startpage“Sharing” in all its aspects is the guiding principle for the two-day symposium at the FIAF Congress 2018 in Prague: This includes not only sharing content, but also metadata, tools and methods for preservation and research. As an international community FIAF archives don’t operate isolated, but in line with other partners and cultural heritage institutions in the field. Aim of this Symposium is to examine and discuss what we share, with whom, and how, but also the limits of sharing. Moreover, it should be explored if the the notion of sharing is a mean to better understand what challenges lie ahead of us and would benefit from joint solutions.
The FIAF Congress 2018 is organised by the National Czech Film Archive.

Deadline for submitting proposals: 8 December 2017
The call for papers can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish HERE.
Contact: fiaf2018@nfa.cz

Film:ReStored_02

Film-ReStored_2017_Postkarte_44020 August 2017 –  From 26-29 October 2017, the second edition of “Film:ReStored” will take place at the Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. The festival presents new digital restorations as well as lectures and workshop talks to give an insight into the digitisation process and the questions surrounding this process. One major topic is the collaboration between rights holders, filmmakers, archives and service providers. What are the advantages of this collaboration and where does it cause tension? Would it be useful to develop common guidelines?

Film:ReStored is organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek on behalf of the Association of German Cinematheques (Deutscher Kinematheksverbund). The festival dates have been scheduled to correlate with UNESCO’s “World Day for Audiovisual Heritage” on 27 October and the “Kinopreis des Kinematheksverbundes”, which will be awarded at the Deutsche Kinemathek the same day.

The programme and the list of speakers are published HERE.
For more information and to register, please contact filmrestored@deutsche-kinemathek.de

New Study on Access to Film Works for Education and Research

In NoAcces_FHI worksvember 2016 the European Audiovisual Observatory has carried out a survey among the members of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes. The objective was to assess the access to the film works in their collections in the context of education and research. 32 ACE members replied to the survey, representing over 1.1million film works.

The  study “Access to film works in the collections of Film Heritage Institutions in the context of education and research” was part of a research project supported by the European Commission.” It can be downloaded HERE.