World Day for
Audiovisual Heritage 2016

This year's theme: "It's Your Story - Don't Lose It"

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial, and other factors that threaten its survival. Audiovisual archives around the world join together annually on 27 October to celebrate their work with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but also celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

The theme of the World Day this year is "It's Your Story - Don't Lose It". Every culture, every country has its own story to tell. These stories remind us of our shared humanity and build connections between people. Every story we keep in our archives means that we keep memories alive. Stories should be kept safe, stories create an invaluable archive for future generations – it’s your (and their!) story – don’t lose it!

The eight associations forming the CCAAA (AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA, ICA, SEAPAVAA) strongly encourage all their members (and any other institutions) not only to join in the global celebrations of the 2016 World Day on and around 27 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form below (click on « Add a new World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event» below). Your descriptive text can be in the language of your choice (or even better... in several languages), but we ask you to limit it to 500 words max. You can also attach one image per event. Please fill in and submit one form per event. Your contributions will be automatically added to the list of Word day events on this page (the latest added event will appear at the top of the list).

Happy World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !

World Day for
Audiovisual Heritage 2016

This year's theme: "It's Your Story - Don't Lose It"

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial, and other factors that threaten its survival. Audiovisual archives around the world join together annually on 27 October to celebrate their work with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but also celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

The theme of the World Day this year is "It's Your Story - Don't Lose It". Every culture, every country has its own story to tell. These stories remind us of our shared humanity and build connections between people. Every story we keep in our archives means that we keep memories alive. Stories should be kept safe, stories create an invaluable archive for future generations – it’s your (and their!) story – don’t lose it!

The eight associations forming the CCAAA (AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA, ICA, SEAPAVAA) strongly encourage all their members (and any other institutions) not only to join in the global celebrations of the 2016 World Day on and around 27 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form below (click on « Add a new World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event» below). Your descriptive text can be in the language of your choice (or even better... in several languages), but we ask you to limit it to 500 words max. You can also attach one image per event. Please fill in and submit one form per event. Your contributions will be automatically added to the list of Word day events on this page (the latest added event will appear at the top of the list).

Happy World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !

AMIA-NYU (affiliated to AMIA
Archivist as Artist
a screening in celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
November 5, 2016, 3:00 PM
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
New York
United States

The New York University AMIA Student Chapter invites you tocelebrate UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with us at the New York Library for the Performing Arts. Come celebrate with us as we exhibit audiovisual works centered around the theme "Archivist as Artist", we will be screening works from New York Public Library's media collections as well as short-form works by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner.


World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 27,2016

13.30 - 16.00 p.m.
- Reading the message from UNESCO
- Presenting the valuable audio-visual material from the network, including UNESCO's MOW presentation.
- Screening Santi-Vina



Transylvanian Audiovisual Archive - Sapientia University
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Transylvania
Visible Cluj. The photographs and films of Lajos Orbán from the interwar period
October 27 - November 19.
calea Turzii nr. 4. Sapientia University
Cluj Napoca

The exhibition opened on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is the official debut of the Transylvanian Audiovisual Archive, which aims at the research, preservation and popularization of the Transylvanian audiovisual documents. Through the collection and digitazation of amateur films, photographs and sound recordings we would like to raise public interest for audiovisual documents and an awareness that these documents need to be handled and preseved with care, and kept together with the story of their person who made them.

The exhibition entitled Visible Cluj-Napoca presents the ouvre of a local amateur photographer, who very probably was the first amateur filmmaker in Transylvania, as he made his first film in 1928 with a Cine Kodak camera. The exhibition presents his images in three sections: the City Centre puts in focus images of flanerie, of dwelling in the city and admiring it through the lens of a photo camera. This section also shows the influences of the visual culture of postcards, pictorialist photography and of the architectural avantgarde. The second section presents the Central Park as a realm between the public and the private space, inhabited by different amateur photographers' associations, which produced images characterised by stillness and poetic harmonies, that contrast the dynamic compositions of the Centre-life. The third section concentrates on the space of the family home, on the interiors pictured by the photographer but also on the family portraits made with high artistic ambitions.

The exhibition presents images as pictures on the wall, as moving pictures on the screen or projected on the wall, as viewed with a stereoviewer or as objects decorating a family room.

Kinoteka na Makedonija (affiliated to FIAF
Sidetracking in Cinema
Writers' Perspective
27 October 2016
Kinoteka na Makedonija
Republic of Macedonia

On the occasion of the 2016 World Day of Audiovisual Heritage Kinoteka na Makedonija will present a special program of selected short films from 1956 – 1968, that had been written by acknowledged writers at that time. During the formatting years of organized production in Macedonia, due to the shortage of professional cinema writers, well established authors in literature (Slavko Janevski, Petre M. Andreeevski, Dimitar Solev, Vlada Uroshevic, Zhivko Chingo, etc.) were invited to try focusing on cinema, by writing for short feature and documentary films mostly. These short “escapades” resulted in unusually poetic and imaginative descriptions of rural, folk and social themes. Almost half a century later, they give powerful insights in the region’s introduction to industrialization and modern society. In the context of “It’s your story - Don’t lose it” theme, the screenings are intended for an audience interested in discovering and gaining new perspectives on the national cinematography.

Biblioteca de Catalunya (affiliated to ARSC, IASA
"Es tracta de la teva història. No la perdis!"
Barcelona (Catalonia)

One of the main missions of the Biblioteca de Catalunya consists of giving access to the Catalan bibliographic heritage. This is done by many means: from searching into the library catalogue to exhibitions planning, from use of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and an own channel of Youtube) to taking part in conferencies, symposiums or professional working groups. The Library also gives access to information management tools as Delicious or Mendeley, so users can obtain and organise information properly on their own way. All in all, the Library works “inwards to outwards”. So far, this is the story of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, and it won’t be lost!
Nevertheless, perhaps it’s time to wonder about the effect that the Library work has in user’s research. Is it a way to interact with them so that we move forward together for both sides benefits?
The Unitat de Sonors i Audiovisuals of the Biblioteca de Catalunya has a relatively recent experience in contacting professionals of library-related fields and sound & AV researchers. These contacts have brought big benefits to the library, considering that the feedback received from both kind of “users” has increased our wisdom and our collections value alike. And so good, this is a selection of the contribution of some of the Biblioteca de Catalunya researchers to our story. And they won’t be lost either.

AMAPCiA A.C. (Asociación Mexicana de Artistas y Profesionales del Cine y el Audiovisual A.C.
Special Screening and Press Conference. Nila Guiss Opera Prima Movie - "Dispositio. Place where memory fragments are deposited and forgotten"
October 27, "World Day for Audiovisual Heritage"
October 27, 5 p.m.
Centro de Cultura Digital "Estela de Luz" Paseo de Reforma s/n Esquina Lieja Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600
Ciudad de México

We have a specialists and press film screening of Nila Guiss Filmmaker Opera Prima that calls "Dispositio. Place where memory fragments are deposited and forgotten"
A special event and press conference about this feature movie that makes with thousands of archive frames.
Dispositio movie pretends to participate in many differents festivals around the world.


"Dispositio. Place where memory fragments are deposited and forgotten"
Poetic documentary that talks about the birth and decay of the physical body of the films. This documentary rescues the beauty of celulloid films, in the form of digitalized fragments of many formats made with nitrate, acetate and polyester. It’s a song about memory, memories, forgetfulness and human evocation. 
Our mirrors: the moving images that erode to the extent of becoming dust. The film preservationists fight to prevent it.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/nilaguiss/dispositiotrailer

Web site: http://www.amapcia.org/

Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute  (affiliated to FIAF
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
27 October 2016
Kino Lumière
Slovak Republic

Slovak Film Institute is celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by screening on 27th October in Kino Lumière, the Cinema of the Slovak Film Institute, the new restored version (on DCP copy) of Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece Blow-up.


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Marcela Cassinelli
Fundación Cinemateca Argentina (affiliated to FIAF
Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016
Meeting friends at Fundación Cinemateca Argentina
27th October, 2016
Fundación Cinemateca Argentina
Buenos Aires

In commemoration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016, we share first teaser of the restoration process of the film (nitrate) "Forgiveness Viejita" (1927, José A. Ferreyra) by Fundación Cinemateca Argentina GOTIKA partnership.

The National Film Archive of Iceland (affiliated to FIAF
Celebration of 110 years of regular film screenings in Iceland
Festival screening of the oldest preserved film showing Icelandic people and the restored historic film Murder Story
2. November 2016
Háskólabíó (The University Cinema)

The film archive intends to enlighten people´s awareness of a heritage treasure dating 110 years back in time and of the necessity for the archive to invest in equipment, additional staff and knowhow to be able to make the film heritage available thorough digital restoration. For this aim the archive presents on this historical date it's first modern restoration of a historical film called Murder Story (1977), which has the status of being the first modern Icelandic feature film production at it´s time.

MTVA - umbrella organization for Hungarian public service media (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
MTVA remembers the events of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
1956 through my eyes
October 23 – November 10, 1956

MTVA remembers the events of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; we would like to record, collect and save the memories of the events of 60 years ago, preserve the most important moments of these days of Hungarian history. We hope that these materials will help us to organize the commemoration in a way worthy of the Revolution.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, MTVA invited Hungarian people living all around the world to present their individual stories, photos or objects in connection with the Revolution. The aim of this campaign called 1956 through my eyes was to show the events of our War of Independence which have influenced the life and fate of thousands of Hungarian people.

The viewers have offered us pictures, stories which made the murderous 50s, our glorious revolution, the battle for independence, the fear during the flight and the reprisal terror unforgettable. An almost forgotten photo, an old letter found in a drawer or any object you haven’t wanted to present up to now, can become part of our national remembrance. At the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, the viewers tell their stories and send these photos we can publish and present. This way, we can see how the history became part of the life of our viewers.

Using the materials received from our viewers, we make a program in which we present and preserve personal stories and objectives of those who took part in the Revolution. MTVA preserves the interviews in its Archives; they will be free for research. This way, we will help historians to further elaborate the history of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

You can watch the program at the above link:




National Film Archive of India (affiliated to FIAF
The Journey of NFAI
27 October 2016
National Film Archive of India, Law college road, Pune

National Film Archive of India (NFAI) celebrated UNESCO’s ‘World Day for Audiovisual Heritage’ today (27 October) at its Phase –I (Law college road) premises. Keeping in sync with this year’s theme – “It’s your story – don’t lose it” – NFAI observed the day by putting up an all-day exhibition at its premises, showcasing the journey of the organization. The exhibition was open to all and saw a good turnout.
In addition, various sections of the organization such as the library, documentation section and projection room were open to the public. NFAI also gave guided tours of its film restoration vaults.
As a pledge to the cause of film preservation, NFAI also felicitated Pune-based donors of film & non-film content to our collection.

MTVA - umbrella organization for Hungarian public service media (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
MTVA remembers the events of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
1956 through my eyes
October 23 – November 10, 1956


VIAA (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
Workshop: How to Use Audiovisual Heritage in the Classroom
27 October 2016
Future Classroom Lab

VIAA seeks to archive the audiovisual heritage of Flanders in a sustainable and accesible way.

Along with its content partners VIAA has created the 'Archive for Education' (Het Archief voor Onderwijs). A digital platform that offers teachers audiovisual material that can be used to better achieve teaching objectives. This audiovisual heritage can be used for illustrative purposes during lessons, as a starting point for further discussion or to make students more media-savvy.

On October 27, during the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, VIAA organises a seminar for more than 100 teachers and teachers in training to discover the potential of audiovisual heritage in the classroom.

This is a Dutch spoken event.

IFLA's Audiovisual and Multimedia Section / IASA's National Archives Section
A worldwide survey of legal deposit for audiovisual materials
27 October 2016

On the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016, IFLA's Audiovisual and Multimedia Section and IASA's National Archives Section join forces to launch a new survey of audiovisual deposit laws.

Why a survey? Our audiovisual heritage needs to be preserved in order to provide universal access to information. But there is little information on the state of legal deposit for audiovisual materials around the world. We hope that such information on worldwide practices will help individual countries to obtain or improve their own legal deposit legislation.

We need your help. To create the new AV Legal Deposit register, for each country about which you have knowledge, please complete this short questionnaire:
Legal deposit questionnaire

And, note that we need information even for those countries that do not have legal deposit legislation for audiovisual materials. By completing the questionnaire, you will help to build a useful reference source. Information provided will be published online by IASA and by IFLA as a permanent reference to legal deposit legislation, country by country.

Thank you for your contributions to this initiative!

Trond Valberg
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) - Audiovisual and Multimedia Section

Richard Ranft
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) - National Archives Section

ABS-CBN Film Archives
“Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” (Three Godless Years)

Through mutual cooperation, the Philippines and Japan have been learning to understand each other’s culture. 2016 marks the 60th Philippines-Japan Friendship Day and an important part of the shared history of these two countries is the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. A few Philippine films tackle this time in history but one of the most prominent ones is “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” (Three Godless Years).

It is a distinctive historical film because it depicts the Japanese occupation by revolving around the life of a Filipina and a Philippine-born Japanese soldier. Instead of portraying the opposing nationalities as antagonists and protagonists, it represented what war does to everyone, regardless of race.

Based on our research, the film prints housed in the Cultural Center of the Philippines are the last copy of this awarded film in the country that is in fairly good condition. Because of this, the ABS-CBN Film Archives took haste in restoring this film of great social, cultural, and artistic value.

Films such as these not only enrich our culture but also allow us to understand our history through a different perspective. As an archive, we are grateful to be able to preserve stories such as these.

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Centro de Formación Básica y Sensibilización Artística
Centro de Formación Básica y Sensibilización Artística
Fonoteca Escolar
Inauguración de la Fonoteca Escolar del Centro de Formación Básica y Sensibilización Artística
Octubre 27, 2016
Mérida, Yucatán

La Fonoteca Escolar del Centro de Formación Básica y Sensibilización Artística abre su señal virtual en el marco del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual 27 de Octubre (Unesco), para compartir y promover el invaluable patrimonio sonoro de Yucatán. Esta Fonoteca Escolar es el resultado de un proyecto realizado por sus alumnos y docentes cuyo eje central es la vinculación académica entre este invaluable universo sonoro, las artes y la educación básica de nuestro país.

Film Preservation Society (affiliated to SEAPAVAA
Lightning Talks 2016
The 11th Film Restoration and Preservation Workshop

We are introducing four people who have made a tremendous contribution to the film preservation/film archiving field in Japan. Original short presentations were given in August at the 11th Film Restoration and Preservation Workshop co-organized by us in Tokyo, which we transcribed/translated into English, hoping that their passion can be shared overseas.

1. Reporting on George Eastman Museum 35mm Motion Picture Film Making

2. Small Gauge Film’s history and technology revealed by original objects
Sadanobu IIDA

3. Introducing the project ‘Research on materials related to the presentation of silent films, and particularly their musical accompaniment’
Makiko KAMIYA /Visiting Researcher, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (NFC), and Visiting Scholar, Waseda University’s Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

4. Live Skype from the International Silent Film Festival Manila 2016
Hidenori OKADA/ National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi (affiliated to AMIA, SEAPAVAA
Hawaiian Media Makers Conference & HIFF 2016 screening of Preserving Olympic Dreams and Plantation Memories
November 2nd and 6th

In the early part of November, ʻUluʻulu Hawaii’s official state archive for moving images has two events that coincide with World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

On November 2nd, ʻUluʻulu will participate in the Hawaiian Media Makers conference. The conference provides an arena for Hawaii media making professionals to learn different platforms, connect with others in the field, and bring Hawaiian media to a global audience.

And on November 6th, for the fourth consecutive year, we will be presenting at the Hawaii International Film Festival. This year we will showcase “Preserving Olympic Dreams and Plantation Memories," a restored and digitized edition of the 1984 documentary, "Coach," originally produced by the Center for Labor Education & Research (CLEAR) as part of CLEAR's Rice & Roses television series. The half hour program tells the story of how Maui plantation kids, banned from the whites-only swimming pool, trained in irrigation ditches in the 1930s. Finding strength and determination through the sport, the group went on to win national and even Olympic championships under Coach Soichi Sakamoto.

This special HIFF program highlights a collaborative preservation and digitization effort (the Rice & Roses Digitization Project), sponsored by 'Ulu 'ulu, Hawai’i Council for the Humanities (HCH), and CLEAR that will provide public access to hundreds of hours of never before seen film, videos, and full length interviews that document Hawaiʻi's plantation era. The digital files will be available to educators, students, and researchers to bring images of a bygone era to life and enrich the understanding of Hawaiʻi plantation and swimming history.

Suomen äänitearkisto (Finnish Institute of Recorded Sound) (affiliated to ARSC, IASA
Harry Orvomaa collection of Jewish records
Historical 78 rpm records online
15 November 2016 -
Suomen äänitearkisto

Before World War Two, there was an extensive production of Jewish recordings in Eastern Europe. Because of the holocaust, many of them are extremely rare today. Suomen Äänitearkisto, the Finnish Institute for Recorded Sound, owns a collection of historical Jewish 78rpm records from many countries. It is named after the late record producer and collector Harry Orvomaa, who donated a large number of records to the archive. The collection consists of about 500 recordings, c. 1910-1955, and has now been digitized with the support of the Kone Foundation.

The catalogue of the Orvomaa collection will now be published on the Dismarc website (Discovering Music Archives). Label scans and many audio samples are included. Selected items from the collection will also be available in Europeana Sounds. Highlights of the collection include interpretations by famous cantors and actors from the Jewish theatres in Warsaw, Bucharest, Vienna and New York. There is also a recording of Jacob Gordin’s famous Yiddish play Mirele Efros, by Ester Steinbock, who appeared in the Jewish theatre company in Viipuri (Viborg) in the 1930s.

To study the collection, go to the Dismarc site, choose “advanced search” and “archive=HOC”.

RTÉ Archives (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA
Weird and Wonderful Online Exhibition from RTÉ Archives
Offbeat and bizarre stories of Irish life captured by RTÉ over decades

RTÉ Archives reveals the Weird and Wonderful Collection, specially created by RTÉ Archives to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on Thursday 27th October

Celebrating some eccentricities and nuances of Irish life; stories on opera singing dogs, weather forecasting goats, a UFO in Mullinahone and hunting monsters in Connemara and magician priest who balances his niece on a sworare among the wonderful oddities

RTÉ Archives, the largest audiovisual archive collection in Ireland, has decided to mark the UNESCO World Day for audiovisual arhcives day by delving into the vaults to bring audiences a unique ‘Weird and Wonderful’ collection of fifteen videos, which illustrate some eccentricities and nuances of Irish life in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

The Weird and Wonderful collection is presented on RTÉ Archive’s website http://www.rte.ie/archives/weirdandwonderful, where content from the archives is published on a daily basis. So far this year, over 1,000 stories have been made available with the site attracting 1.4 million visits to date in 2016. To keep up with the latest stories from the archives follow @RTEArchives on Facebook and Twitter.

Liam Wylie, Curator at RTÉ Archives said “We really enjoyed putting the Weird and the Wonderful collection together. It is a presentation of some of the more offbeat or bizarre stories of Irish life captured by RTÉ that will make you smile. We also hope it will make you think about the value of preserving audiovisual content for the future.”

Consisting of Ireland’s largest audio visual collection, with over 650,000 thousand hours of moving image and sound recordings together with significant collections of photographs, manuscripts and administrative documents, RTÉ Archives maintains and preserves a unique record of Irish life in the interest of the Irish public.

Commenting on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Bríd Dooley, Head of RTÉ Archives and newly elected President of FIAT/ IFTA said “The archives abound with stories which clearly connects with audiences everywhere. UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a great opportunity to showcase the importance of keeping these memories intact for future generations and to shine a light on the fantastic work of the audiovisual archive sector and the continued need for funding to preserve these precious collections.”

Videoteca de Televisión Universitaria, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
Entrevistas sobre Patrimonio Audiovisual.
27 de Octubre de 2016
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí

The Video Library of the University Television in the Division of Cultural Diffusion of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico joins the celebrations for the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage presenting a series of interviews with professionals of information, in the international, national and local levels who address the issue of preservation of audiovisual heritage. These interviews and a video allusive to the World Day for audiovisual heritage, will be available on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/uaslptv


Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema (affiliated to FIAF
A tribute to the film archives of the world – exhibition of DET SJÜNDE INSEGLET (Ingmar Bergman, 1959) in a special 35mm print of the Svenska Filminstitutet, presented by Jon Wengström
27/10/2016 9.30pm
Sala M. Félix Ribeiro

Joining together the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the program “The Work of the Film Archives”, presented in Lisbon during the months of October and November by occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the ANIM (Conservation Centre of the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema), the session is a tribute to the safeguarding efforts of all the film archives in the world, in this case through the example of the Svenska Filminstitutet, whose Curator of Archival Collections Jon Wengström will be present and introduce the projection.

Cinemateca Brasileira (affiliated to FIAF
Special Screenings - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Cinemateca Brasileira and MASP
São Paulo

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated every October 27th, a special date settled by UNESCO General Conference in 2005. This is an important opportunity to bring attention to, and discuss necessary action that film archives need worldwide, highlighting their importance as key institutions for nations’ cultural identities.

To commemorate this occasion, Cinemateca Brasileira, in partnership with 40th São Paulo International Film Festival, will be presenting a program with three special screenings for this year’s edition. At 5 p.m., there will be a screening of the feature film “A grande cidade”, directed by Carlos Diegues and starring Antonio Pitanga, who will be honored with the Leon Cakoff Prize this year.

Next, at 7 p.m, seven short films directed by cinematographer Aloysio Raulino will be presented to the public, followed by the launch of the DVD box “Coleção Aloysio Raulino”, which will be distributed free of charge to the audience.

The third and last screening of the day will be at 9 p.m., with “Bom dia, noite”, a film directed by Marco Bellocchio, who will also be celebrated in this year’s edition of the festival. This is a 35mm print that was loaned by Archivio Storico Istituto Luce (Italy). 


British Film Institute (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA
Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek (1938)
New BFI restoration of Technicolor film available on YouTube

The BFI National Archive's lastest restoration is of the travelogue Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek (1938), shot in Technicolor by the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff. The film has unexpectedly become a valuable historical and archaeological record of the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, which – at the time of filming – had already been “wrecked by a succession of wars” but managed to retain its splendour. However, in October 2015, the iconic arch was blown up by Isis and very little of it remains intact today. Further information: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/arch-palmyra-syria-jack-cardiff-technicolor

Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna (affiliated to FIAF
Lumière! The Invention of Cinema
Underground Passage, via Rizzoli

An exhibition conceived and curated by the Institut Lumière of Lyon, and brought outside France for the very first time. The story of the family that invented the Cinématographe: Antoine, painter and photographer, his two sons Louis and Auguste, so capable that, when still adolescents, they take the reins of the family business.
It is Louis, aged just 17, who invents the famous Etiquette Bleue, a very sensitive photographic plate, for that era, allowing the instant capture of reality for the very first time. The Lumière factory is the first photographic industry in Europe, and by 1884 already employs more than 250 people.
During those same years a race of patents and inventions between Europe and the United States breaks out: the photography of movement is the subject of relentless research, an epic story which we are able to recount also thanks to the contribution of the collections of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique.
It will be Louis who invents the Cinématographe: the Lumière brothers are the last inventors and at the same time the first authors and programmers of cinema. And we don’t just owe the Cinématographe to the Lumières, but also a series of extraordinary inventions, including the beautiful Autochromes (the first colour photograph) and 3D projection.
All this and much more, in an exhibition that takes us to a long forgotten place in Bologna, and to the origins of the modern gaze on the world.

Commission Nationale Malgache pour l'UNESCO
Célébration nationale de le Journée Mondiale du Patrimoine Audiovisuel
27 octobre
Espace Dera, OMACI, Lycée Rabearivelo

Les entités archivistiques et cinématographiques malagasy à travers l’Office Malagasy du Cinéma (OMACI), l’Agence National d'information Taratra (ANTA), les Archives Nationales malagasy en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Education Nationale ainsi que la Commission Nationale Malgache pour l’UNESCO et l’Ecole Supérieure en Multimédia collaborent étroitement pour atteindre un objectif commun en faveur de la valorisation du patrimoine audiovisuel malagasy en célébrant la Journée Mondiale du Patrimoine Audiovisuel à travers trois activités :

- une présentation d’un film sur la JMPA présentant l’état des lieux du Patrimoine audiovisuel à Madagascar;

- une projection de Film suivi d'un echange à l’OMACI ;

- un atelier d’analyse et critique de films intitulé CINEDUC du 02 Novembre au 07 décembre pour les lycéens du Lycée Jean Joseph RABEARIVELO.

Arquivo Histórico Provincial de Lugo
Un Arquivo de cine
O arquivo histórico provincial de Lugo e o centenario do cinematógrafo
Arquivo Histórico Provincial de Lugo

No ano 1996 o arquivo histórico provincial de Lugo, co gaio do centenario do cinematógrafo, fixo unha exposición na que exhibiu imaxes e documentos conservados no arquivo e relacionados con esta actividade. Así mesmo mostrou ó público a colección Martínez Longueira conformada por un conxunto de pezas de distintos tipos e procedencias entre as que destacan carteis, programas de man, fotografías de actores, de esceas de películas e, sobre todo, as lanternas máxicas, algunhas realmente espectaculares, un gran número de placas en cor e branco e negro, así como proxectores e películas de diversas épocas.
O catálogo da exposición contén un interesantísimo artigo do profesor da Universidade de Vigo José Luis Castro de Paz sobre os inicios do cine en Galicia, así como un recorrido polas fontes para o estudo da historia do cine que se poden atopar no arquivo.
Con motivo da celebración do día mundial do patrimonio audiovisual o arquivo desexa lembrarlles que tanto este catálogo como as pezas que describe poden consultarse no noso centro

Deixámosvos unha ligazón a nosa publicación en facecook dese día

En el año 1996 el arcuivo histórico provincial de Lugo, con motivo del centenario del cinematógrafo, hizo una exposición en la que exhibió imágenes y documentos conservados en el archivo y relacionados con esta actividad. Así mismo mostró al público la colección Martínez Longueira conformada por un conjunto de piezas de distintos tipos y procedencias entre las que destacan carteles, programas de mano, fotografías de actores, de escenas de películas y, sobre todo, las linternas mágicas, algunas realmente espectaculares, un gran número de placas en color y blanco y negro, así como proyectores y películas de diversas épocas.
El catálogo da exposición contiene un interesantísimo artículo del profesor de la Universidad de Vigo José Luis Castro de Paz sobre los inicios del cine en Galicia, así como un recorrido por las fuentes para el estudio de la historia del cine que se pueden encontrar en el archivo.
Con motivo de la celebración del día mundial del patrimonio audiovisual el archivo desea recordarles que tanto este catálogo como las pezas que describe pueden consultarse en nuestro centro

Os dejamos un enlace a nuestra publicación en facecook de ese día


Hong Kong Film Archive (affiliated to FIAF
Film Screening: "Wedding Bells for Hedy"
Early Treasures: Celebrating UNESCO’s “World Day for Audiovisual Heritage”
23 Oct 2016, 2:30pm
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Hong Kong

Wedding Bells for Hedy is sequel to Doe's delicately crafted Our Sister Hedy (1957) that scrutinises the myth of marital bliss to minute detail, by first training the lens on Big Sis (Mu Hong) who is racked with insecurity over her husband's suspected infidelity, then moving on to Second Sis (Julie Yeh Feng) and her husband (Peter Chen Ho) whose unfounded jealousy opens a can of worms. Yet it is Hedy (Jeanette Lin Tsui) who steals the show, the smooth operator who helps iron out the marital troubles of her sisters. Sparks fly and tempers flare when their opposing temperaments and likes and dislikes collide in a tour de force of witty, barbed dialogues. The ending of their dying father fulfilling his final wish by walking Hedy down the aisle on her wedding day does get a tad overly sentimental, but fairly so. Hong Kong Film Archive acquired a copy of 35mm and a copy of 16mm from Cathay Organisation in Singapore in 2004. This Digital Beta was scanned from an incomplete 35mm print with missing 7th and 8th reels amounting to about 20 minutes of visuals. We took the images on the 16mm film with a high-resolution digital camera and created four sets of pictorial storyline with brief textual descriptions. Although this is an incomplete version, the chance to view Hedy and her sisters in all its Eastman Colour glory more than makes up for this slight disappointment.

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Asian Film Archive (affiliated to FIAF, SEAPAVAA
Save Our Film
An advocacy campaign
27 Oct 2016

The Asian Film Archive (AFA) marks UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 Oct 2016 with a film preservation advocacy campaign, Save Our Film (#saveourfilm). Watch AFA’s advocacy video and a call to action by award winning Asian filmmakers Lav Diaz, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tan Chui Mui, Lucky Kuswandi, Anthony Chen and Eric Khoo amongst others encouraging fellow filmmakers to save Asia’s cinematic heritage with the AFA. Check out these videos and more at asianfilmarchive.org/saveourfilm.

The Albanian Cinema Project of the San Francisco Media Archive (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF
Archives in Motion Workshops (AIM) and Screenings
Oct 17-28
National Albanian Film Archive (Archivi Qendror Shtetror I Filmit) and the Marubi Academy of Film and Multimedia (Akademia e Film dhe Multimedias Marubi)

When the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP) celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage it emphasizes the word world. More than 70 archivists, filmmakers, and students from around the globe gathered in Tirana, Albania from October 17-28 for the Archives in Motion (AIM) Workshops. The event brings together archivists from the Balkans to share information and new techniques in media preservation, and bring attention to the amazing quality of Albanian cinema and the urgent need to save these endangered films.

Held at the Albanian National Film Archive (Archivi Qendror Shtetror I Filmit) and the Marubi Academy of Film and Multimedia (Akademia e Film dhe Multimedias Marubi) the 2 weeks have been filled with intensive workshops, hands-on training with analog and digital media, demos of video and film digitization, and screenings of one-of-a-kind film prints on 35mm and new documentaries constructed out of archival footage from the Balkans. Equally important has been the rare opportunity for prolonged conversations with colleagues from the Balkans, Europe, North America and Asia. Saving our shared cinematic heritage is a mission that exists beyond borders.

The ambitious curriculum covered handling and identifying photochemical film prints and legacy videotapes, to a range of techniques for digitizing archival moving images, to emerging best practices for caring for digital files. On the first day of the workshop, Skip Elsheimer from A/V Geeks (USA) led the participants through a DIY way to scan film using a Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Obviously, the results do not match the quality of professional film scanners but the exercise laid the theoretical basis for how scanners work, which came in handy when participants worked with a Lasergraphic’s ScanStation Personal, brought to AIM by Koushik Bhattacharya from Quality Matters in Mumba. Plus, everyone got to get their hands on film on the first day! Jonathan Farbowitz, a recent graduate of NYU's  MIAP program, led a training session in the philosophies of digital preservation by presenting some of the risks to digital media as well as a number of solutions such as redundancy, refreshing files, and migration. Gabor Pinter  (Hungarian Filmlab/Magyar Filmabor) presented a case study on the digital restoration of a rare Michael Curtiz film The Undesirable (1915) to discuss the ethical challenges film restorers now face thanks to the ability of digital technology to alter moving images beyond their original look. Nancy Goldman, of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, in collaboration with Kate Dollenmayer (Wende Museum) and Lindsay Zarwell (USHMM), led multiple sessions on cataloging moving images including sections on the importance of adopting widely used standards and the importance of using proper filenaming conventions. Reto Kromer, from AV Preservation (Switzerland), addressed proper storage conditions for long term survival of film and video, and how to select the appropriate file format for digitizing media. David Walsh (Imperial War Museum) addressed evolving best practices for film preservation, and Daniel Borosa of Croation Radio TV reported on a survey of the region's TV archives. A roundtable on the feasibility of collaborative projects will close the workshops.

Cinemateca Dominicana (affiliated to FIAF
Día Mundial Patrimonio Audiovisual
Proyección de "Caña Brava"
27 de octubre del 2016
Cinemateca Dominicana
Santo Domingo
República Dominicana

El jueves 27 de octubre celebraremos el Día Mundial de Patrimonio Audiovisual con la proyección de la película "Caña Brava" (1966), del director Ramón Pereda. Esta película se realizó en la República Dominicana, en coproducción con México y Puerto Rico. El evento especial cuenta con el apoyo de la Corporación Estatal de Radio y Televisión (CERTV), institución que ha preservado esta obra hasta la fecha.

Previo a la presentación, los licenciados Caroline Figueroa y José Enrique Rodríguez hablarán a la audiencia sobre la importancia de la preservación del Patrimonio Audiovisual y los avances de la Cinemateca Dominicana en ese sentido.



CAÑA BRAVA (México- Pto. Rico-Rep. Dom., 1966)

71 min. / Dir. Ramón Pereda

Int. María Antonieta Pons, Javier Solis, Ramón Pereda, Braulio Castillo, Roxana Bellini

Género: Drama

Clasificación: PG-12

Sinopsis: Un marinero decide casarse con su novia, que es una muchacha humilde, pero el patrón de la muchacha está enamorado de ella y al enterarse de su próximo casamiento ordena darle una paliza al prometido de ella. El novio, una vez que recobra el conocimiento, es acusado de asesinato y tiene que huir, llega al puerto y allí es golpeado nuevamente, por lo cual pierde la memoria. Por su parte, la novia se hace bailarina y consigue la fama. Pasado un tiempo, el marinero recobra la memoria y va en busca de su novia.




National Library of Scotland, Moving Image Archive (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA
UNESCO World Day for audiovisual heritage
27 October 2016
National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street
Scotland, UK

Join the National Library's Moving Image and Sound Collections Manager, Ruth Washbrook, for a discussion on the importance of film preservation. In particular, hear about the film 'St Kilda — Britain's Loneliest isle' (1923/8) which is listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The talk lasts 45 minutes and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Thursday 27 October

National Audiovisual Institute, NInA  (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Audiovisual Seminar, Film Screening & Discussion, Competition in NInA Archives
26 - 27.10.2016
National Audiovisual Institute, Warsaw

National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

On the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, celebrated on October 27th, the National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) organizes an audiovisual seminar and invites to participate in the screening of the first part of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Dekalog” and in the competition of recognizing voices of famous people from the records made available in the NInA Archives.

October 26th 2016, National Audiovisual Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Audiovisual seminar: mobile applications in culture

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

On Wednesday, the day before World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) organises an audiovisual seminar on the topic of creating simple technological solutions in small libraries, culture centers and other cultural institutions.

The easier access to the Internet, prevalence of mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, and the development of new technologies have caused a change in the way of communication between the users and the institution, but also have revolutionized the way of approaching cultural education, sharing and spreading knowledge on the institution’s resources and projects. The use of applications that are functional and adjusted to the needs of the users in cultural or artistic projects may become an important element for building local community, enhancing engagement of receivers and making the offer more attractive.



October 27th 2016, National Audiovisual Institute, Warsaw, Poland 

Competition in the NInA Archives

Time: 12.00 – 20.00

On Thursday, October 27th, the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) invites from 12.00 to 20.00 to participate in in the competition of recognizing voices of famous people from the world of culture, media, politics, sport and religion in the NInA Archives. All the voices come from the recordings available in the NInA Archives, which consist of over 14 000 audio and audiovisual materials. All you need is to come, listen to the compiled voice material, recognize as many voices as possible, write them down in a form and leave it to the competition service. Those with the biggest number of good answers will receive NInA’s gadgets and books.

 ‘Dekalog I’ by Krzysztof Kieślowski (1988):  Film screening and discussion

Time: 18.00

On the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage National Audiovisual Institute (NInA), in order to remind how unique is the Polish film heritage, will start a cycle of 10 meetings with Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Dekalog’. The series of screenings and discussions with ethicists, philosophers, culture and religion experts will be opened with the screening of ‘Dekalog I’ and discussion on the role technology plays in our lives and trust we have in it.

Krzysztof Kieślowski used to say that he was trying to create universal stories. This unique film cycle was broadcasted by the Polish Television in 1989 and 1990. The director, together with Krzysztof Piesiewicz – his long-term coworker and coauthor of screenplays to several films – had tried to look at the sense of ten commandments from the perspective of a contemporary person. Free entrance.

More about the screening: http://nina.gov.pl/wydarzenia/dekalog-i-pokaz-i-dyskusja/

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Cineteca Nazionale (affiliated to FIAF
Work in progress: il Portale del Cinema Muto Italiano
The Cineteca Nazionale is working on the new portal of the italian silent cinema
in progress
on line

In recent decades Italian silent cinema has been intensively studied. A lot of film and non-film  materials have been brought to light, thanks to the perseverance of scholars and to the endeavors of institutions. The commitment in promoting the accessibility of this heritage material has become concrete via events and publications and now it is beginning to be accessible through several websites of online databases. Nevertheless, the resources relating to this period of cinema history do not always succeed in reaching all potential users.

With this purpose, the CSC - Cineteca Nazionale, with the support of the Direzione Cinema of the MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), has undertaken the project “Portale del Cinema Muto Italiano”, conceived as an institutional showcase for the institutions dealing with the preservation of the Italian silent cinema heritage and as a meeting place between objects (films, photographs, posters, archival papers, periodicals) and interpretation systems (historical, filmographic and critical studies).

The structure of the Portal is articulated as the following:

Exhibitions and Itineraries. Educational section, conceived for the promotion of different topics relating to Italian silent cinema history. At present three itineraries have been developed: Leopoldo Fregoli e gli esordi del cinematografo in Italia, Storia del cinema muto in pillole (History of the Italian Silent Cinema “in small doses”) and Ritratti, a photographic selection of portraits of actors and actresses.

Materials. The complete list of the documents made accessible, such as films, stills and photographs, posters, archival documents, etc... At present about fifty films from the CSC-Cineteca Nazionale collection have been selected and more than a hundred photographs from the Photo and Stills Archive. A continuing implementation is expected, also by linking documents made available by other film archives.

Filmographies. The first contribution here is the digitized version of the filmography in 21 volumes by Aldo Bernardini and Vittorio Martinelli, Il cinema muto italiano (CSC- Nuova ERI, 1980-1996). Hopefully, further and complementary filmographies will be included.

Periodicals and monographs. It contains a list of periodicals and a selection of monographs, at present those available at the Biblioteca L. Chiarini of the CSC in Roma and the Bibliomediateca M. Gromo of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino. The goal is to extend the links to other important libraries and to link the digitized documents.

Bibliography and studies. A basic bibliography has been elaborated, together with a selection of articles from the periodical «Bianco e Nero». It is planned to develop a gradually updated bibliography and to create a sub-section containing the links to the web resources such as websites, databases, blogs, etc...

The “Portale del Cinema Muto Italiano is a completely “in-house” project, curated by the CSC in Rome. It takes advantage of Silvio Alovisio (Università di Torino) and Luca Mazzei (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) as scientific consultants.

The development is in progress and open to proposals and contributions: several contacts with institutions have already started.

Many others are expected, suggestions and proposals for contributions are welcome! 

please contact: cinetecanazionale@ilcinemamuto.it

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CulturArts IVAC- La Filmoteca (affiliated to FIAF
Special screenings of recently restored films
"El monje de Porta-Coeli" and "La industria de la seda"
October 27th 2016
La Filmoteca (Sala Luis G. Berlanga)

[EN] On the occasion of the 2016 World day for Audiovisual Heritage, La Filmoteca de Valencia (CulturArts IVAC) will organize free screenings of  "La industria de la seda" (1920) y "El monje de Porta-Coeli" (Ramón Orrico, 1926), two silent films recovered in the 1990s and newly restored. The screenings will be accompanied by piano music composed and performed by Arcadi Valiente.  No intertitles, screenplays or complementary technical indications were found in the case of "El monje...", so the reconstruction had to be based on Joan Arola's poem La sílfida del acueducto, which inspired the film.

"La industria de la seda" is an information documentary commisioned by the Ministry of Development Measures that describes the procedures and works leading to the obtention of the highly appreciated silk tissue, a major industry in Valencia over the 1920s and still prominent.

Both restoration works were accomplished thanks to the original negative prints, miraculously preserved over the years in very unstable climate conditions. Digitization at 2k was subsequently undergone.

A press conference will be hold also to spread the message of the UNESCO and communicate the motto: It's your story- Don't lose it.

[ES] Con motivo del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, la Filmoteca proyectará el jueves 27 de octubre, a las 20.15 horas, en una sesión gratuita, un programa doble de restauraciones recientes del Archivo Fílmico conformado por ‘La industria de la seda’ (1920) y ’El monje de Porta-Coeli’ (Ramón Orrico, 1926), dos películas mudas cuya proyección será acompañada al piano por el compositor e intérprete Arcadi Valiente.

La industria de la seda’ se inscribe en la tendencia de documentales divulgativos muy usados por el Ministerio de Fomento como apoyo a sus campañas de formación sobre diversos aspectos de la industria y la agricultura españolas de la época, y describe el cultivo de morera y la cría del gusano de seda como pasos previos para la obtención del preciado tejido, actividad comercial valenciana aún vigente en nuestros días.

En el caso de "El monje..." no se conservan los intertítulos, ni el guion, ni  indicaciones técnicas para el tiraje de las copias,  lo cual ha dificultado enormemente los trabajos de reconstrucción argumental, que han sido posibles en parte gracias a la localización del poema en que se basa el film, La sílfida del acueducto, de Joan Arola.

Ambas restauraciones se han llevado a cabo gracias a los negativos originales de cámara conservados milagrosamente pese a las adversas condiciones climáticas. La labor del Archivo Fílmico ha consistido en la salvaguarda de las imágenes con una duplicación fotoquímica de los nitratos y su posterior digitalización a 2k.

También se convocará una rueda de prensa para difundir el mensaje de la UNESCO y comunicar el lema It's your story- Don't lose it.

Biblioteca Tomás Navarro Tomás. Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC)
Día del Patrimonio Audiovisual 2016 en la Biblioteca Tomás Navarro Tomás (CCHS-CSIC)
Archivo del Habla de Madrid. It's Your Story - Don't Lose It
27 de octubre de 2016
Biblioteca Tomás Navarro Tomás c/ Albasanz, Nº 26-28 28037

Con motivo del Día del Patrimonio Audiovisual, el departamento de archivo de la Biblioteca Tomás Navarro Tomás quiere destacar una de de las secciones del Laboratorio de Fonética del Instituto de Filología Miguel de Cervantes del CSIC, el Archivo del Habla de Madrid. Este conjunto documental reúne un gran número de grabaciones de madrileños que sirvieron para estudiar el habla culta de la ciudad de Madrid en los años 70. Se ha seleccionado una de las encuestas y se aporta el fichero de audio, las transcripciones y la información sobre el desarrollo del proyecto.

La documentación del Archivo del Habla de Madrid nos da una visión, no solamente de las cuestiones fonéticas estudiadas por el proyecto sino que además nos aporta una visión de las opiniones, el pensamiento y los gustos de la sociedad madrileña de la época en que se hicieron las grabaciones. Estas personas nos cedieron su voz y su historia, no podemos dejar que se pierdan: It´s Your Story - Don´t Lose It.

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Antti Alanen
Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti (affiliated to FIAF
Chomón Essencial
27 Oct and 7 Nov 2016
Cinema Orion

Celebrating the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage KAVI (Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti) presents at Cinema Orion in Helsinki a magnificent compilation of the great pioneer of cinema, Segundo de Chomón, who started his film career in Barcelona and became a pioneering wizard of film fantasy and special effects in France and Italy. A 2016 compilation from Filmoteca de Catalunya. Electronic subtitles in Finnish. Piano interpretation by Joonas Raninen.

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National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) (affiliated to FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, IASA, SEAPAVAA
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
27 October 2016

Throughout the day: The NFSA will share its oldest collection items on social media, as well as information about our digital film restoration program NFSA Restores, and the Deadline 2025 campaign to raise awareness of the fragility of magnetic tape collections.

12:30 Meeting of Australian audiovisual collection institutions at NFSA to discuss National Digitisation Framework.

18:00 Opening night: Canberra International Film Festival

Image: Australia's earliest surviving moving image; Patineur Grotesque from the Marius Sestier Collection, 1896.

Centro de Pesquisadores do Cinema Brasileiro (CPCB)  (affiliated to FIAF
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October, 27, 2016
Cine Arte UFF - Niteroi - RJ – Brazil
Niterói - RJ

Event organized by the Department of Cinema and Video of the Federal Fluminense University, articulated with the UFF Arts Center, the Researchers Center of Brazilian Cinema (CPCB), the MAM Cinematheque, Civelli Memory Cultural Productions and former student of Cinema of UFF and collector Márcio Melges .

– Special film screening of the film “É um Caso de Polícia”, by Carla Civelli, debut as protagonist of celebrated brazilian actress Glauce Rocha.
Produced in 1959, the film never released in the circuit. In a initiative of Patrícia Civelli, director’s niece, “É um Caso de Polícia” was restored by Francisco Sérgio Moreira. Later, the TeleImage made a digital restoration.

– After the screening, there will be a debate with the participation of Patricia Civelli, Myrna Brandão, Mauro Domingues and professors Rafael Luna Freire and João Luiz Vieira.

– Projection of short films from the collections of the UFF’s Cinema Course, realized and projected on 16mm film.

Date: October 27, 2016.
Venue: Cine Arte UFF - Niteroi - RJ – Brazil

Filmoteca PUCP (affiliated to FIAF
Día del Patrimonio Audiovisual Celebración
Proyección de la película peruana "De Carne Somos", restaurada por la Filmoteca PUCP
Jueves 27 de octubre
Centro Cultural PUCP: 11 a.m / Vichama Teatro: 7 p.m.

El 27 de octubre de 1980 la UNESCO adoptó la Recomendación sobre la salvaguardia y la conservación de las imágenes en movimiento con el propósito de subrayar la vulnerabilidad y fragilidad de dichas imágenes, así como la necesidad de conservarlas en las mejores condiciones técnicas posibles. También manifestó la importancia de difundir dichos documentos, los cuales forman parte integral de la identidad nacional y son considerados patrimonio de la humanidad. En conmemoración de la proclamación de 2005 de la UNESCO, la Filmoteca de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú conjuntamente con Vichama Teatro celebración que la Cineteca Nacional lleva a cabo anualmente.

En conmemoración de la proclamación del 27 de octubre como Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, por la UNESCO, la Filmoteca de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú conjuntamente con el Centro Cultural PUCP y Vichama Teatro brindan a su público en esta celebración la proyección de la
película peruana restaurada por la Filmoteca PUCP:

de Sigifredo Salas, Perú, 1938.

DE CARNE SOMOS de Sigifredo Salas. Perú, 1938. Con Trini Delor, José Muñiz, Esperanza Ortiz de Pinedo, Hermanas Gloria, Angélica y Elvira Travesí, la cantante criolla Alicia Lizárraga.

El circo llega a un pequeño pueblo de la costa del Perú. Lo administra el inescrupuloso Orsini, que afronta problemas económicos. Orsini planea con Diana, la equilibrista, engañar a un personaje acaudalado del pueblo. Escogen a Alberto, que asiste al espectáculo acompañado de su madre, su esposa y su pequeña hija. Diana deberá seducirlo y después esquilmarlo, objetivo que consigue.

Historia de la película:
Primer largometraje dirigido para Amauta Films por el chileno Sigifredo Salas, quien llegó a la productora peruana por mediación del español Manuel Trullen. Salas compartía con el sonidista argentino Franciso Diumenjo, la convicción que el cine debía apelar de modo directo a las preferencias musicales, a las predilecciones sentimentales, al gusto medio de un público formado en el cultivo del folletín y el melodrama de gestos acentrados, por un lado, y de la comedia festiva y celebratoria, la exploración del "color local", por el otro. Por eso, Salas impuso a la película una tónica particular. Valorizó los aspectos abiertamente inverosímiles y pasadistas de la trama, aportó al filme un espesor típicamente cinematográfico, aún cuando éste pareciera calcado de las convenciones dramáticas al uso en el cine internacional. Así, en el curso del relato insertó voces en off, desplazó la cámara en travellings lentos, destinados a remarcar la degradación de Alberto, multiplicó las disolvencias para remarcar el efecto retórico del recuerdo doloroso o del arrepentimiento. Por último ejercitó el montaje por asociación de imágenes contiguas. A su turno, trabajó la iluminación para marcar la atmósfera en las tomas. El propósito de Salas era dar un paso a la "modernidad" en la producción de Amauta Films.

Jueves 27 de octubre:

Centro Cultural PUCP: 11 a.m.

Vichama Teatro: 7 p.m.

Ingreso libre

South African Broadcasting Corporation  (affiliated to IASA
SABC Television News Archives and Radio Archives activation for World Day for Audiovisual Archives 2016
It's your story! - Don't lose it!
27 October 2016
SABC Auckland Park
South Africa

The annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage will again be hosted worldwide on 27 October.
The SABC Radio Archives and the SABC Television New Archives will host an internal activation on Thursday to highlight the importance of their collections to their SABC broadcast colleagues and clients.

Croatian State Archives (affiliated to FIAF
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
The project of digital restoration of animated films of the Zagreb School of Animation
27 October 2016
Tuškanac 1

Presentation of the project of digital restoration animated films Zagreb Scool of Animation, created between 1958 and 1988. About the project will speak: V. Brešan, director of Zagreb film, C. Lhotka, Head of the Department for Protection and Restoration of the Cratian Film Archive, K. Zimonjić, autor and film restorers: M. Budimić, M. Pulek, T. Vujnović, G. Antić. It will be presented eleven restored titles: Alone, The Blacksmith s Apprentice, The Musical Pig, Gorilla s Dance, Collector, The Horse, The Undertaker, Way To Your Neighbour, The Day I Stopped Smoking, The Last Station, Butterflies.

Deutsches Filminstitut (affiliated to FIAF
Film Heritage and Archive
Celebrating the Unesco World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
26.10. and 27.10.16
Caligarie Filmbühne, Wiesbaden, and Cinema of the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main

Caligari Filmbühne. 27.10., 6pm


DE 1930/31, 86 min.
Source: Deutsches Filminstitut
Director: Hans Behrendt, Writer: Heinz Goldberg, Cinematography: Nicolas Farkas, Music: Artur Guttman, starring Fritz Kortner, Lucie Mannheim, Gustav Gründgens, Alexander Granach

The major attraction of DANTON, which is based on the play of the same name, are the performances of Fritz Kortner and Gustav Gründgens. DANTON is one of the few available documents that showcases Kortner’s extraordinary command of language and rhetorical power. The Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF has been creating and continues to create digital versions of selected films from the national film heritage for theatrical distribution to ensure that in the future these films can still be projected in theatres that are only equipped with digital projectors. DANTON has been digitally restored as part of this project in 2015 and is now available for theatres as a DCP through our distributor. This project has been funded by the federal commissioner of culture and media.

Introduction: Holger Ziegler, Deutsches Filminstitut

Cinema of the Deutsches Filmmuseum. 26.10., 6pm. Live Piano: Uwe Oberg
Caligari Filmbühne. 27.10., 8pm. Live Piano: Uwe Oberg

Early Colour Films from the Archive of the Deutsches Filminstitut

D 1889-1930, approx. 80 min.
Source: Deutsches Filminstitut

A wide array of exotic colour films and forgotten milestones in the development of multi-colour film stem from the early period of colour film in Germany. The screening consists of several silent colour films from the archive of the Deutsches Filminstitut that have only recently been digitally restored. The works shown include: LITHO-FILMS – chromolithographic animated films produced for the Magic Lantern, LEBEN JESUS – a previously lost passion film from 1902, RACHE IST SUESS – an incomplete Curt Bois comedy, and a demonstration reel from the Sirius colour film company that has been shot using the red/green technique. The project is funded by the federal commissioner of culture and media.

Introduction: Anke Mebold, Deutsches Filminstitut

Filmoteca de Catalunya (affiliated to FIAF
Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual
Restauracions del Centre de Conservació
October 27th, 2016
Filmoteca de Catalunya


Le pied de mouton (Pathé Freres, 1907) – DCP restoration of the original nitrate;

The Wandering Jew (Maurice Elwey, 1933) – 35 mm from the British Film Archive restoration of 1991.

Introduction by Xavier Cámara.



Commercials by Robert Balser – Digital copy from the original 35 mm preserved in the Filmoteca de Catalunya;

El último sábado (Pere Balañà, 1966) – Digital copy restored from the original negative.

Introduction by Ferran Alberich.

EYE Filmmuseum (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FOCAL International
Open day at the new EYE Collection Center
Celebration of the WDAH
27 october 2016
EYE Collection Center
The Netherlands

EYE has a brand new Collection Centre. Are you curious about what happens there? This is your chance to find out. On the UNESCO World Audiovisual Heritage Day, EYE will show you everything that’s involved in preserving and restoring the fragile heritage of film.

Come to the EYE Collection Centre at Asterweg 26 in Amsterdam Noord on October 27, the UNESCO World Audiovisual Heritage Day.

From 12:00 to 16:30, you’ll be able to attend various presentations and activities:

film  screenings
The Collection Centre has its own cinema, where a program full of special film conservations will be screened:

- Dutch Types (Unknown, 1915 [?], Gaumont (France))
- Danse des Ouled-Naïls; Danse du ventre; Danses Algeriennes (Unknown, 1902, Pathé Frères (France))
- Buona sera, Fiori! (Giovanni Vitrotti, 1909, Ambrosio (Italy))
- Olympische Spelen (Wilhelm Prager, Jules Perel, 1928, Istituto Luce (Italy))

scanning and restoration demonstrations: See how a film is digitized, and find out what kind of processing takes place in order to repair damage, or to restore colour.

depots and archival activities: Take a look at the so-called ‘high depot’; there will also be an explanation of collection items that are related to projection and film equipment.

tour of EYE Study: Since its opening in early October, EYE Study has quickly become the best place to do research on Dutch film culture, and on the EYE collection in particular. You will have access to the largest film library in the Netherlands, and you can also watch all of the digitized films from the collection. But there’s much more than that: take the tour!

This open day offers an opportunity to take a look at the new home of the EYE collection, as well as the various depots, studios, and offices. Our specialists will be on hand to answer your questions about film and film-related heritage.

Admission is free, and reservations for this afternoon are not necessary.

Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán / Centro de Investigación Musical “Gerónimo Baqueiro Fóster”
Negra Noche: África, un continente sonoro ) ) )
Programa especial radiofónico para celebrar el Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, 27 de octubre (UNESCO)
Octubre 23, 2016
Radio Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, en el 103.9 FM, 20 hrs (hora de México) http://www.radio.uady.mx/
Mérida, Yucatán

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, 27 de Octubre; el programa radiofónico Negra Noche, conducido por Zoraida Vázquez y Mario Gutierrez que se transmite a través de Radio UADY, los domingos a las 20hrs, entrevistan al Mtro. Paúl Rodríguez González director de la Fonoteca Adda Navarrete del Centro de Investigación Musical “Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster” de la ESAY, sobre la importancia de la valoración y preservación del patrimonio audiovisual con el tema África: un continente sonoro.

Agradecimiento especial a la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán y Radio Universidad por las facilidades otorgadas para la realización del programa radiofónico.

OCTOBRE 27, 2016
CINETECA NACIONAL, SALA 10 a las 19:30 h y FORO AL AIRE LIBRE a las 20 h.

On the occasion of this 2016 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Cineteca Nacional de México has organized:
1.-The exhibition of rarely seen early twentieth century Mexican short films, preserved and digitized by Cineteca Nacional's Laboratory for Digital Restoration, among which are:
- [Fragmentos Emiliano Zapata] containing images of Emiliano Zapata and his burial (1919) from Cineteca's Octavio Moreno Toscano Collection;
- Los sucesos de José León Toral o El asesinato de Álvaro Obregon (1928), from Cineteca Nacional’s Archives.
- Paco Perico en premier, a 1935 Alfonso Vergara Andrade animation cartoon, from Cineteca Nacional’s Archives.
2.- The launching within Cineteca Nacional's YouTube site, of a playlist named Miradas al Acervo, where each week new fragments of materials from its own archives will be uploaded.

Yale Film Study Center (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF
Harakiri (1962) with Nakadai Tatsuya in Person
Director Kobayashi Masaki's classic in 35mm with one of Japan's greatest actors
October 27, 2016
Whitney Humanities Center
New Haven

Legendary actor Nakadai Tatsuya visits Yale for a special 35mm screening of HARAKIRI (切腹), directed by Kobayashi Masaki.

From Kurosawa Akira’s RAN and KAGEMUSHA to Kobayashi Masaki’s HARAKIRI and THE HUMAN CONDITION, Nakadai Tatsuya has starred in many of Japan’s greatest films and worked with many of its greatest directors. In a career that spans seven decades, from Shakespeare on stage to starring roles on TV, Nakadai has become one of Japan’s most outstanding and celebrated actors, earning the Order of Culture from the Japanese Emperor in 2015.

Nakadai will discuss his work after the screening, as well as after a 35mm screening of THE AGE OF ASSASSINS (殺人狂時代), directed by Kihachi Okamoto (1967) on Friday, October 28.

CCMA (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
CCMA at Europeana
Participació de TV3 al projecte europeu Europeana

L’arxiu de TV3 participa en el projecte Europeana, portal únic d’accés a milions de recursos digitals de més de 2000 institucions d’Europa. TV3 comparteix plenament l’objectiu d’Europeana de donar accés i visibilitat al patrimoni cultural i científic d’Europa i  vol ajudar a entendre i comprendre Europa des del punt de vista català. Europeana s’ha anat desenvolupant al llarg dels anys a través d’una sèrie de projectes, tant de continguts com de tecnologia. TV3 ha proveït a través de la seva participació als projectes europeus VideoActive i Euscreen, continguts a Europeana des de 2009 amb vídeos enriquits amb metadades.

La contribució de TV3 a EUROPEANA  ha consistit en proveir una mostra del seu material audiovisual. Aquesta mostra la formen 79643 vídeos de diferents temàtiques que es poden consultar a

http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ca/search?f[DATA_PROVIDER][]=TV3 Televisió de Catalunya (TVC)&locale=ca&q=tv3&view=grid

Amb aquest recordatori TV3 vol contribuir en la celebració el dia 27 d’octubre del Dia Internacional del patrimoni Audiovisual. Aquesta celebració vol reivindicar el valor de la documentació audiovisual, i sensibilitzar a la ciutadania de la importància de conservar  tot aquest material en les millors condicions possibles, com a testimoni únic de la nostra societat i de la diversitat de cultures del món. Aquest patrimoni esdevé imprescindible per entendre la història dels segles XX i XXI

National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (affiliated to FIAF
Silent Film Heritage and Archive
In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 22nd, 2016
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

In celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, this special event “Silent Film Heritage and Archive” focuses on the original point of film archiving, through lectures and screenings of silent films with piano accompaniment.

[Lecture] *in Japanese
“Beauty of Silent Film”  by Hiroshi Komatsu (Professor, The Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)

Sokoku Trailer, 1925, 8min
*Sokoku was directed by Yasujiro Shimazu though there is no surviving film.
The Empire of Diamonds, Dir: Léonce Perret, 1920, 52min

 [Lecture] *in Japanese
“Iris Barry and D. W. Griffith: A Japanese Archivist’s Point of View on the History of MoMA Film Library” by Hisashi Okajima (Chief Curator, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Nursing a Viper, Dir: D. W. Griffith, 1909, 16min
The House with Closed Shutters, Dir: D. W. Griffith, 1910, 16min
In Prehistoric Days (aka Brute Force), Dir: D. W. Griffith, 1913, 30min

Arxiu Municipal de Granollers
Arxiu Municipal de Granollers. Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual
From 25 October to 1 November
25, 27, 28 and 30 October and 1 November 2016
Granollers ( Barcelona)

Updated information on this program, page (select your language: English, French, German, Spanish or Catalan).
Short film  'L'home gris' (will be screened in this program)
Good Day for Audiovisual Heritage!

The National Archives of Malta (affiliated to ICA
National Archives of Malta - Main office

On the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the recording of almost all bells in Malta will be deposited at the National Archives of Malta.

Mr Rayden Mizzi will donate a digital copy of his recordings (audio and visual) of bells in Malta and Gozo.  In this project, started in 2006, Mr Mizzi included over 3,600 recordings featuring some 1,200 different bells in 375 different locations (mostly churches but include also other venues).

The recordings feature the use of bells in several occasions within the life of the local communities, varying from the celebratory use during the annual festive celebrations to funerals and commemoration of the deceased.

Bell ringing has been a key constituent of the Maltese soundscape for hundreds of years. In his autobiography "The Moon's a Balloon", David Niven claimed that "yells, bells and smells" was a derogatory expression used by "jocks" to describe Malta.

Corporación RTVE (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
60 years of the TVE Archive
looking ahead
26 october

TVE commemorates this year the 60 anniversary of its first broadcasting.  The day before to the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the RTVE Corporation will celebrate a one day conference with the theme: “60 years of the TVE Archive: looking ahead”. 


RTVE Corporation and its Audiovisual Archive wants to bring to the attention about the digitalization work done in the last 15 years, but also wants to look ahead and interchange ideas and experiences with university, technological suppliers and professionals in general.


The main topics of the conference will be: digital archives management, commercial exploitation and rights, training and professional development and automatic metadata.  

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA
A week of newly restored and rare films
25 to 29 October
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St
New Zealand

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is marking UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October) with a week of newly restored and rarely seen film.

It includes the first public screening of the restored 1980 documentary Bastion Point - Day 507, the discovery of a remarkable 116-year-old film of Elizabeth Yates, Mayor of Onehunga in 1893, known as the First Lady Mayor of the British Empire, as well as exploring the newly-restored films of Len Lye.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive (affiliated to ARSC, IASA
Studs Terkel Radio Archive - American Voices
October 27 and beyond
Studs Terkel Radio Archive blog
United States

Studs Terkel broadcast a daily interview show out of Chicago for nearly fifty years.  He was fascinated by human stories and spent his career collecting and sharing them.  We've put together the American Voices collection to showcase triumphs and challenges of Americans during the second half of the twentieth century.


Bob Dylan, 1963

Montgomery, Alabama citizens speak about Dr. King's march, 1965

Participants at the Chicago "Be-In", 1967

Chicago high school students, 1970

Elsa Knight Thompson, 1970

Hunter S. Thompson (featuring a clip of Ron Kovic), 1973

Ed and Marlene Sadlowski, labor leaders, 1974

Gloria Steinem, 1982

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, 1992

Roger Ebert, 1996

Europeana Sounds (affiliated to IASA
Europeana Sounds Conference 2016: Unlocking Sound Collections
4 November 2016
Vilnius University

The Europeana Sounds project organises its final international conference - “Unlocking Sound Collections” - on Friday 4th November 2016 in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.

After the success of its first international conference in 2015, which gathered more than 250 participants at the National Library of France, Europeana Sounds invites you to celebrate Europe’s vast sound heritage. The free 2016 conference will showcase the latest innovations to share this common heritage with the widest possible audience.

The conference will start at 9:30am and continue throughout the day until 5pm. The venue for the conference is the stunning historic building of Vilnius University, the oldest such institution in the Baltic states.

During the conference, inspiring keynote talks, interactive presentations and powerful live performances will blow your mind!

Take a look at the programme: http://www.europeanasounds.eu/europeana-sounds-2016-conference-programme

Meet our speakers: http://www.europeanasounds.eu/europeana-sounds-2016-speakers

Online FREE registration will be open until seating capacity has been filled. Free lunch will be provided for everybody.

Servei d'Arxiu Municipal de Lloret de Mar - SAMLM
En record de Joan Baptista Bernat i Sarró.
El Lloret Màgic d’en Bernat. Retrospectiva dels anys seixanta i -setanta
27 d'Octubre de 2016
Teatre Municipal de Lloret - 20:00 h
Lloret de Mar

El proper dijous, dia 27 d'octubre, a les 8 del vespre, al Teatre Municipal de Lloret de Mar, amb motiu del Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual, projectarem el següent muntatge audiovisual:

"En record de Joan Baptista Bernat i Sarró. El Lloret Màgic d’en Bernat. Retrospectiva dels anys seixanta i -setanta".

En aquesta projecció podreu reconèixer a persones ben conegudes de la societat lloretenca dels anys seixanta i setanta, podreu veure la transformació urbana del poble, podreu reviure els actes i inauguracions que marcaren aquella època i podreu identificar als personatges famosos que visitaren Lloret.

La UNESCO va proclamar el dia 27 d’octubre com el DIA MUNDIAL DEL PATRIMONI AUDIOVISUAL; i per tant, aquesta diada s’ha convertit en un punt de trobada pels arxius de tot el món, que ho aprofitem per a reivindicar el valor de la documentació audiovisual, per a sensibilitzar a la ciutadania de la importància de conservar tot aquest material (tan fràgil i tan sensible) en les millors condicions possibles, per a difondre imatges ben interessants que ens poden ajudar a recuperar la memòria històrica de Lloret de Mar, i per a donar a conèixer la tasca que es realitza als arxius en relació a tot aquest patrimoni: una conservació adequada, la digitalització de les imatges, la descripció dels personatges i indrets que hi apareixen, i la difusió de les projeccions amb ple respecte a la procedència i a la autoria de les filmacions. Conscients, doncs, de la fragilitat i la importància d’aquest patrimoni audiovisual, cal prendre les mesures necessàries per protegir-lo i llegar-lo en les millors condicions a les futures generacions.

 SAMLM 015 - Promo Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual 2016

Us hi esperem.

Producció audiovisual del SAMLM

Servei d'Arxiu Municipal de Lloret de Mar

Servei d'Arxiu Municipal de Lloret de Mar - SAMLM
In memory of Joan Baptista Bernat Sarró
The magic of Bernat's Lloret. Retrospective sixties-seventies
27 october 2016
Teatre Municipal de Lloret de Mar - 20:00 h
Lloret de Mar

On the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage will announce the Thursday, October 27, at 8 pm at the Teatre Municipal in Lloret de Mar, where audiovisual project will be played: "In memory of Joan Baptista and Bernat Sarró. The magic of Bernat's Lloret. Retrospective sixties-seventies. "

In this projection you can recognize people from the sixties and seventies of the society of Lloret. You also will see the transformation of urban village, and you can relive the events that marked this time.

See you there!

Comisión de Archivos Universitarios (CAU-CONARE)
Simposio “Hacia la conservación del Patrimonio Audiovisual en las Universidades Estatales”
27 de octubre
UCR, San Pedro de Montes de Oca
Costa Rica

La Comisión de Archivos Universitarios -CAU-CONARE-, integrada por los archivos de las cinco universidades estatales de Costa Rica, organiza para el Jueves 27 de octubre el Simposio “Hacia la conservación del Patrimonio Audiovisual en las Universidades Estatales”, en el marco de la celebración del Día del Patrimonio Audiovisual declarada por la UNESCO desde el 2005.


La actividad, dirigida al personal encargado de los documentos audiovisuales en las cinco universidades públicas: Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional y el Consejo Nacional de Rectores, abordará por medio de dos mesas redondas, la importancia de este tipo de documentos y pretende concienciar acerca de las iniciativas que se emprendan para su preservación para las futuras generaciones. Otro de los temas que se analizará es la inminente transición de las tecnologías analógicas a las tecnologías digitales.


Durante la mañana de este día se llevará a cabo la Mesa Redonda  “El patrimonio audiovisual y su importancia”, donde diferentes expertos en la materia intercambiarán sus conocimientos acerca de la situación del patrimonio audiovisual a nivel nacional, su evolución y cómo enfrentar el apagón tecnológico.


Por la tarde, en la Mesa Redonda titulada “Medidas preventivas para una adecuada conservación de los documentos audiovisuales”, otro grupo de expertos debatirá sobre aspectos relativos a la preservación y restauración de los diferentes soportes y los retos frente a la preservación digital.


Con esta actividad se pretende crear conciencia acerca de la riqueza, fragilidad y vulnerabilidad de este patrimonio en la cultura del siglo XXI.

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Anna Percival
Cinémathèque suisse (affiliated to FIAF
"Die letzte Chance" de Leopold Lindtberg
Un chef-d'œuvre suisse de 1945 en version numérique restaurée
27 octobre 2016
Cinéma Capitole

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du patrimoine audiovisuel, le jeudi 27 octobre, la Cinémathèque suisse programme l’une des œuvres majeures de l’histoire du cinéma suisse. Inspiré de faits réels et tourné pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Die letzte Chance de Leopold Lindtberg interroge à chaud la question des réfugiés et la politique d’asile de la Suisse durant le conflit. Il est représentatif d’une série de longs métrages à succès tournés entre la fin des années 1930 et le milieu des années 1960, et produits en grande partie par la même société, Praesens Film à Zurich. Sa restauration numérique a été présentée en première mondiale dans le cadre de la section Cannes Classics du festival 2016, soixante-dix ans après sa sélection officielle lors de la première édition de la manifestation. Cette restauration a été pilotée par la Cinémathèque suisse et la Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), avec le soutien de Memoriav, et réalisée auprès du laboratoire Hiventy. C’est la première fois qu’un film suisse est retenu dans cette section du Festival de Cannes consacrée aux classiques restaurés.

Die letzte Chance Leopold Lindtberg · Suisse · 1945 · 113' · v.o. s-t fr.

Italie du Nord, 1943. Deux prisonniers de guerre alliés, un Anglais et un Américain, s’évadent lorsque le train qui les conduit en Allemagne est bombardé. Recueillis par un curé de village, ils deviennent passeurs, prenant la tête d’un groupe de réfugiés qui tente de rejoindre la Suisse par la montagne… Un an après Marie-Louise, Leopold Lindtberg signe une nouvelle œuvre pleine d’humanisme sur la thématique des réfugiés de guerre en Suisse. Elle remporte le Grand Prix à Cannes en 1946 et connaît un succès mondial. «Par sa dignité, ce film transcende le simple document réaliste pour devenir une allégorie: celle de la quête d’un refuge, d’une patrie. Ne serait-ce qu’à ce titre, Die letzte Chance mérite sa place de classique parmi les œuvres saillantes de l’après-guerre» (Hervé Dumont, Histoire du cinéma suisse).

Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel
Actividad especial con motivo del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual
El Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel difunde un vídeo de fotografías de Jalón Ángel para dar a conocer su historia
27 de octubre de 2016

En el día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual el Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel quiere mostrar su historia y que no se pierda, tal y como dice el lema de este año: “It’s your story – Don’t Lose It”.

Para ello, hemos creado un vídeo a través de unas fotografías que disponemos en el archivo sobre los comienzos de la escuela San Valero. Esta escuela fue fundada por Jalón Ángel y por este motivo la familia cedió su legado al centro.

De esta forma, a través del video se puede ver cómo era el Grupo San Valero en sus comienzos, dando a conocer la historia de este, mostrando la obra de Jalón Ángel y su figura como fundador de este centro.

Este vídeo se publicará el día 27 de octubre en las redes sociales del Archivo y en distintas pantallas que hay distribuidas por la Universidad San Jorge y en todos los centros del Grupo San Valero. 


The Jalón Ángel's Photographic Archive wants to show its history and works even harder today in the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAVH), sponsored by UNESCO and organized by the CCAAA (Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations). The theme this year is "It’s Your Story – Don’t Lose It".

To celebrate this day The Jalón Ángel's Photographic Archive has created a video with some of the photographs we have on the beginnings of San Valero School. This centre was created by Jalón Ángel.

In this video we show the first years of the San Valero Group which first educational centre was the San Valero School, and now it has 5 centres: Secondary school, Audiovisual Centre, Online learning, the Dominican Republic Centre and San Jorge University.

We will publish this video the next October 27th on our social networks and in every centre of San Valero Group.

Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel
Actividad especial con motivo del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual
El Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel difunde un vídeo de fotografías de la Escuela San Valero
27 de octubre de 2016
Taiwan Film Institute (affiliated to FIAF
Open Air Screenings & Presentations of Restored Classics
The 60th Anniversary of Taiwanese-dialect Cinema
28-29 October 2016
Zhongshan Hall Square

Taiyu pian refers to the Taiwanese-dialect films shot between 1955 and 1981. In these local productions, the characters speak only Taiwanese (a.k.a. Taiwanese Minnan or Hokkien) despite their various backgrounds in the story. The inception of Taiyu pian‘s popularity started with Ho Chi-ming’s Xue Pinggui and Wang Baochuan in 1956, a folk-legend film trilogy starred by a local Taiwanese opera troupe. Its phenomenal success established the golden age of Taiyu pian, marking this year the 60th anniversary of this historical film heritage. In the 20-odd years of the vibrant Taiwanese-dialect film industry, over 1000 films were produced; unfortunately, less than 200 of them have survived and been preserved at the Taiwan Film Institute.

To coincide with the spirit of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Taiwan Film Institute will host two major open air screenings outside Taipei’s historical landmark, Taipei Zhongshan Hall. The screenings will present TFI’s newly restored Taiwanese-dialect films, Brother Wang and Brother Liu Tour Taiwan (1959) and The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior (1961).

Right before the screening on 29th, a ceremony celebrating the WDAH will announce TFI’s new restored classics in 2016, and pay homage to the generous sponsors of the restorations and donors of film equipment and materials. Taiwan’s Minister of Culture, Ms. Cheng Li-chiun, will also attend the ceremony and give a speech to acknowledge the significance of preserving our national film heritage.

Fancine - Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga
Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga
Nov. 9th to 17th
Cine Albéniz

FANCINE – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL is organized entirely by the University of Malaga, public institution that has among its basic functions the transmission and criticism of the culture.

FANCINE is an adherent member of the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals (EFFFF), and as such, nominates every edition a European short film for the Golden Melies Award in its category.

Colorlab's Film Workshop
Shoot, Process, Scan, Print
Thursday October 27 and Friday October 28
Colorlab (5708 Arundel Avenue)
Rockville, Maryland

WHAT: A two-day, guided filmmaking & cinematography workshop. Learn to shoot on 16mm and 35mm Kodak film. See the lab functions, and screen workprints and 4K scans.

WHO: Cinematographers and filmmakers who would like to learn and experience the motion picture film workflow.

COST: The workshop is FREE!

Presented by Kodak.

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Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
TIFF Film Reference Library (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF
UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - The Lives of Others
October 25, 2016; 6:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox

As a member of FIAF and as part of our mission to transform the way people see the world, through film, TIFF actively acquires 35mm prints for purposes of both the preservation and the presentation of films in their original format.

To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage — an event which sees libraries, archives, and film institutions around the globe offering public screenings of treasures from their vaults to raise awareness of the need for film preservation and the conservation of our audiovisual heritage — TIFF is proud to present this screening of a recently acquired 35mm print of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Academy Award–winning The Lives of Others.

Folkmusikens hus (affiliated to IASA
Release of sound and video from our archive
October 27
Folkmusikens hus

We are celebrating that we are able to release for general listeners and viewers, several thousand audio and video clips, thanks to the generosity of descendants to the recorded informants. The clips can be found on our web catalogue at www.webbfiol.se:8082 All one has to do is to set up a user account for free, and start searching. Our catalog is in Swedish only, alas.

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Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia (affiliated to FIAF
DVD launch
On the Threshold of Estonian Cinema: Konstantin Märska, Theodor Luts, Armas Hirvonen, 1926-1937
28 October
Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School

The DVD introduces a selection of works by three Estonian cinematographers from the early days of Estonian documentary filmmaking - Konstantin Märska, Theodor Luts and Armas Hirvonen.

The films and their digital copies are preserved in the Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia.

The films were digitally restored in 2016 by Õie Kukk. 

The original soundtracks were restored in 2016 by Markus Andreas. The new soundtracks were composed and recorded by Aleksandra Koel, Liisa Taul, Janeli Adermann, Juhan Vihterpal, Markus Andreas and Gert Mäll under the supervision of Tiina Andreas and Ants Andreas, and with the support of Jaak Lõhmus, at the Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School.

Intertitles in Estonian with English subtitles.

Text of the brochure by Jaak Lõhmus.

Designed by Mait Laas.

Distributed by the National Archives of Estonia.


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Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia (affiliated to FIAF
The 3rd Baltic Sea Region Film History Conference
World War II and Its Aftermath in the Cinemas of the Baltic Sea Region
27-28 October 2016
Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School

World War II, one of the most important military conflicts of the 20th century, has never ceased to fascinate filmmakers, and has recently made prominent reappearances on the silver screen. This conference will provide a forum for discussing cinematic representations of the momentous years of and after World War II in the cinemas of the Baltic Sea Region.

The conference is organised by Estonian Film Museum, Film Archives of the National Archives of Estonia, Estonian Film Institute, Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School, Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) and Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT).


Thursday, 27 October 2016


Casper Tybjerg (Denmark)
Reflections of Hellfire: Costume Dramas as Allegories in Denmark and Sweden during World War II

Audrius Dambrauskas (Lithuania)
Myth, Money and Memory: Outlines of Film Reception in Ostland Lithuania, 1941–1944

Outi Hupaniittu (Finland)
Soviet Films in Finland – the Politically Steered Film Policies of the 1940s

Zane Balčus (Latvia)
When the Dreams Come True: Trophy Film Exhibition and Reception in Post-War Latvia


Donata Juškelytė (Lithuania)
Stigmatisation of 1944–1953 Guerilla War in Soviet Period Lithuanin Cinema and Its Rehabilitation After 1990s

Christo Burman & Lars Kristensen (Sweden)
Painful Neutrality: Screening the Extradition of the Balts from Sweden



In the Crosswind / Risttuules
Dir. Martti Helde, 2014, Estonia, 87 min

Friday, 28 October 2016


Keynote speaker: Ewa Mazierska (Poland-UK)
Women and War in Contemporary Baltic Cinema

Liis Jõhvik (Estonia)
Representing Women and Gender in the Film Pimedad Aknad / Blinded Windows (1968) by Tõnis Kask

Inga Pērkone (Latvia)
War and Woman in Films by Director Jānis Streičs


Christo Burman (Sweden)
Beyond the Wall: Aspects of World War II in the Films of Ingmar Bergman

Virve Sarapik (Estonia)
Traces of War in Estonian Movies in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s


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Christoph Stuehn
35 special Worldday Events in Switzerland
around 27.10.2016
different ones
all regions in Switzerland

Toujours plus d’institutions culturelles de toutes les régions de Suisse se mobilisent pour mettre en valeur le patrimoine audiovisuel le 27 octobre (slogan de cette édition: It’s your story. Don’t lose it.)

Les enregistrements sonores, les photographies et les images en mouvement sont extrêmement vulnérables, ils peuvent être détruits en un instant par négligence ou en raison de la dégradation naturelle et de l’obsolescence des technologies. La Journée mondiale UNESCO du patrimoine audiovisuel a pour objectifs de faire reconnaître la valeur historique et culturelle du patrimoine audiovisuel, d'améliorer les connaissances sur les menaces qui pèsent, d'encourager la sauvegarde et l’accès aux documents.

Cette année, près de 40 institutions suisses ont répondu à l’appel lancé conjointement par Memoriav et la Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO. Des expositions, des portes ouvertes, des projections et des conférences, vous sont proposés autour de la date du 27 octobre. Memoriav organise à cette occasion, son Colloque annuel en collaboration avec le CICR, à Genève.

Videoteca de Televisión Universitaria de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. México (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
Taller sobre Patrimonio Audiovisual
Taller para concientizar sobre la preservación del Patrimonio Audiovisual en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.
19, 20 y 21 de Octubre de 2016
San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí

En el marco de la 28a. Semana de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, se impartirá el taller: Patrimonio Audiovisual: preservación de la memoria videográfica; este taller será impartido por el M.E. Ubaldo Candia Reyna de la Videoteca de Televisión Universitaria, el objetivo de este taller es el desarrollo de la conciencia social por resguardar el patrimonio audiovisual de la humanidad, y su presentación forma parte de las celebraciones del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual (27 de Octubre).

IFI Irish Film Archive (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FOCAL International
The Remarkable Roy Spence collection
From the vaults
27th October 2016

We mark World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage (a UNESCO initiative) with a programme of films by award-winning amateur, Roy Spence. For the past 50 years Roy has been making and screening a series of remarkable, eccentric films in his own cinema in Comber, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The films span many genres from Sci-Fi to Horror to Folk-life documentaries. This programme includes a small sample from this fine collection of over 40 films now preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.
The programme will be introduced by Roy Spence.


Programme : Tudor Style: 8 mins, 1971. The Attack of the Saucer People: 13mins, 1981. Tommy Orr, Blacksmith: 6 mins, 1981. Maidens in Distress: 9 mins, 1976. The Interview: 8 mins, 1981. Keep Watching the Skies: 20 mins, 1975.

Center for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) - Girona City Council (affiliated to ICA
Espiral de la Història
Presentation of this audiovisual online resource
Thursday, 27th October 2016
Municipal Archive of Girona. Placeta de l'Institut Vell, 1

The Espiral de la Història  is the title of a television program co-produced by Girona City Council (SGDAP - CRDI) and Girona TV Station, directed and presented by Xavier Carmaniu and based on archival records, mostly photography and audiovisual. It was broadcasted for two seasons, between 2004 and 2006 on Girona TV. Now is reposted on the SGDAP website and can be viewed by Youtube. The program presents a didactic history of the city through some of the historical facts, the history of their organizations and associations as well as streets, squares and other places in the city.

By Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI).

Center for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) - Girona City Council (affiliated to ICA
TVGi: the visual memory of a city
Thursday, 27th October, 19 h
Municipal Archive of Girona

TV Girona (TVGi) started to broadcast on 26th October 1986 during the fairs and festivals of Sant Narcís at the city of Girona. Few years later, TVGi became a television station capable of bring to the citizens of Girona the images and sounds of their nearest reality. The archive of TVGi is today an important source for research and knowledge on the recent past of the city. In this lecture, Pau Saavedra, Archives Technician at the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council, will talk about the relationship between this television station and the visual memory of the city in the last 30 years.

By: Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI); Museum of Cinema; Friends of UNESCO (Girona)

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Jan Muller
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
October 2017
Sound and Vision
The Netherlands

Recently, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision started work on its “Treasures” series. As the first theme in the series, the Institute has chosen eleven movie titles that have been nominated for – or even won – an Oscar® at some time in the past. Each title has been responsible for putting the Netherlands on the creative industry map in its own way.

Centro de Cultura Digital
PREESTRENO: Novaro, El Coloso Mexicano
27 October 2016
Centro de Cultura Digital
Ciudad de México

To recognize World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Centro de Cultura Digital will screen Novaro, The Mexican Colossus which traces the unknown story behind one of the biggest comic companies in Latin America, Editorial Novaro, its place in the Mexican comic industry, its relation with the state, church and its role in shaping the middle class until it disappeared with no apparent reason in 1985.