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2019 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

This year's theme: "Engage the Past Through Sounds and Images"

Add your event at the end of this page!

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 27 October - is key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honor audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future generations. Around the world audiovisual archives join together annually on this day to celebrate their work with events that not only highlight the vulnerability of these valuable materials, but also to celebrate the often, unheralded work of the institutions that provide protection and preservation, ensuring their availability in the future.

This year the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is "Engage the Past Through Sound and Images ".

Here is the CCAAA Board's official Statement about this year's theme:

Our collective histories are often captured on film, video, audio or digital formats, and through these, we engage to learn about the past and to share our own histories with future generations. Increasingly recordings serve as our memories and tell the stories that constitute our cultural heritage. In recognition of the preservation efforts of the thousands of archivists, librarians and caretakers around the world who care for these valuable collections, this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage again celebrates their dedication and expertise. Without the knowledge and devotion that is required to preserve, digitize and provide access, large portions of our cultural heritage would disappear to be lost forever.

Yet many conditions (technical, political, social, financial and more) threaten the survival of these audiovisual materials. We see these losses on a daily basis due to human error, as in the case of the most recently revealed decade-old Universal fire which resulted in the loss of thousands of musical masters, a massive portion of American music history. All too often catastrophes occur, as well, through the rapidly growing number of natural disasters, through lack of proper care (due to benign neglect or lack of knowledge and resources), and, of course, through political turmoil and war. Whatever the circumstances that threaten our cultural heritage, these events remind us that in order to protect and to preserve this material for future generations, skills, knowledge and resources are required. Our moving image and sound recordings hold our memories, ideas, and histories.

While many institutions dedicate substantial resources to providing proper archival storage and to continuously reformatting to the latest and greatest digital formats, some situations are less fortunate; nevertheless, the end goal for all of us is to be able to provide these materials to the audiences who will learn from them, engage with them, appreciate them and embrace them. Whether we are able to broadcast these stories through television, radio, the internet or on the big screen in our cinemas, our global efforts to share these sounds and images is paramount. 

On 27 October, please join us in celebrating our audio-visual heritage, and assist us to acknowledge the work done every day to preserve our stories so that they will endure for future generations. Also, we encourage you to share these films, audio recordings, television histories and other audiovisual objects with the world to engage our audiences  and allow them to remember and discover our past, including its secrets.

This Statement is available as a PDF file in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH.
Download and share the official poster in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH.


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 2019 World Day on and around 27 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form at the bottom of this dedicated CCAAA page. 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 2019 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !

2019 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

This year's theme: "Engage the Past Through Sounds and Images"

Add your event at the end of this page!

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 27 October - is key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honor audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future generations. Around the world audiovisual archives join together annually on this day to celebrate their work with events that not only highlight the vulnerability of these valuable materials, but also to celebrate the often, unheralded work of the institutions that provide protection and preservation, ensuring their availability in the future.

This year the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is "Engage the Past Through Sound and Images ".

Here is the CCAAA Board's official Statement about this year's theme:

Our collective histories are often captured on film, video, audio or digital formats, and through these, we engage to learn about the past and to share our own histories with future generations. Increasingly recordings serve as our memories and tell the stories that constitute our cultural heritage. In recognition of the preservation efforts of the thousands of archivists, librarians and caretakers around the world who care for these valuable collections, this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage again celebrates their dedication and expertise. Without the knowledge and devotion that is required to preserve, digitize and provide access, large portions of our cultural heritage would disappear to be lost forever.

Yet many conditions (technical, political, social, financial and more) threaten the survival of these audiovisual materials. We see these losses on a daily basis due to human error, as in the case of the most recently revealed decade-old Universal fire which resulted in the loss of thousands of musical masters, a massive portion of American music history. All too often catastrophes occur, as well, through the rapidly growing number of natural disasters, through lack of proper care (due to benign neglect or lack of knowledge and resources), and, of course, through political turmoil and war. Whatever the circumstances that threaten our cultural heritage, these events remind us that in order to protect and to preserve this material for future generations, skills, knowledge and resources are required. Our moving image and sound recordings hold our memories, ideas, and histories.

While many institutions dedicate substantial resources to providing proper archival storage and to continuously reformatting to the latest and greatest digital formats, some situations are less fortunate; nevertheless, the end goal for all of us is to be able to provide these materials to the audiences who will learn from them, engage with them, appreciate them and embrace them. Whether we are able to broadcast these stories through television, radio, the internet or on the big screen in our cinemas, our global efforts to share these sounds and images is paramount. 

On 27 October, please join us in celebrating our audio-visual heritage, and assist us to acknowledge the work done every day to preserve our stories so that they will endure for future generations. Also, we encourage you to share these films, audio recordings, television histories and other audiovisual objects with the world to engage our audiences  and allow them to remember and discover our past, including its secrets.

This Statement is available as a PDF file in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH.
Download and share the official poster in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH.


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 2019 World Day on and around 27 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form at the bottom of this dedicated CCAAA page. 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 2019 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !

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Cinémathèque suisse (affiliated to FIAF
Fêtes des Vignerons et alcool dans notre culture
Programme de films historique sur l'histoire de l'alcool en suisse
27 October 2019
Filmpodium
,
Zürich
,
Switzerland

Un programme avec des films historiques des Fêtes des Vignerons depuis 1905, une reportage de Claude et Jean-Pierre Goretta sur la production et la répression de l'Absinthe dans le Val de Travers et des Ciné-Journal Suisse; encadré par une discussion avec l'historien Juri Auderset qui a édité un livre sur la politique et la régie fédérale des alcools, modéré par Severin Rüegg. Adaption musicale par le pianiste André Desponds.

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, IASA, SEAPAVAA
Digital Directions 2019
The Future of Digital Culture
14-15 November 2019
NFSA
,
Canberra
,
Australia

Digital Directions brings together people who care about Australia’s cultural heritage in the digital age. Australian and international keynote speakers join the brightest minds in the GLEAM (Galleries, Libraries, Educators, Archives & Museums) sector to share the latest insights, ideas and solutions as we jointly embrace digital innovation and its potential for the future of our collections.

This year, Digital Directions will be headlined by world video game expert Jon-Paul Dyson (The Strong Museum of Play) as keynote speaker. Other speakers include Bill Peck (Chief Technology Officer, Twist Bioscience), Claire Evans and Ana Tiquia (Grumpy Sailor), Creative technologist Elisa Lee, and Alain Dufaux (EPFL).

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AMIA (affiliated to AMIA
Archival Screening Night: Roadshow Edition
27 October 2019
George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
,
Harrington Park
,
United States

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference since 1991. For the first time ever, this event usually available only to AMIA members is being made accessible to the public. Now, everyone can see the incredible, strange, astonishing, hilarious, and curious treasures from the world’s moving image archives. Composed of 22 films and videos from archives ranging from Rochester to Alaska, Hawaii, Israel, the Netherlands, and back, this program has something for everyone. This cinematic Cabinet of Wonders features a wonderful promotion for a lost Thai film, a bizarre antidrug commercial with Alice in Wonderland, a banned experimental film from Albania, Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston in wooden clogs, a commercial to buy your own Stonewall action figures, and many more.

The Cinema Museum (affiliated to FIAF
All Day Antoine Doinel Day
A chance to see al four of Truffaut's Doinel films in a single day
27 October 2019
The Cinema Museum, Kennington
,
London
,
UK

A chance to see all four of Truffaut’s Doinel comedies plus his short Antoine et Colette following the life of his character Antoine Doinel. Each film will have a short introduction and there will be plenty of time for discussions and reflections. This is an idea that I can only find a record of once before and that was in New York!

£45 to include lunch, snacks, a certificate of attendance and a celebratory drink.

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TIFF FILM REFERENCE LIBRARY (affiliated to FIAF
World premiere: 2K restoration of Julian Roffman’s The Bloody Brood!
UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
20 October 2019
TIFF Bell Lightbox
,
Toronto
,
Canada

To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, TIFF is proud to present a free screening of Julian Roffman's 1959 Canadian cult classic, The Bloody Brood: a beatnik crime-drama starring Peter Falk.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with author Peter Roffman and film producer Jason Pichonsky.

Irish Film Institute (affiliated to FIAF, FOCAL International
Silent Witness- the Fr Jack Delaney Collection
Broadcast of a Television Documentary about one of the IFI's collections
24 October 2019
RTE television
,
dublin
,
Ireland

Ireland's national broadcaster RTE  will screen a documentary looking at the legacy of Father Jack Delaney, a Roman Catholic parish priest in inner city Dublin in the 1930s and 40, and an avid amateur filmmaker. With contributions from film director Jim Sheridan and IFI staff amongst others, the documentary explores the role of the amateur filmmaker in creating an historical and social record of otherwise documented places and events and the importance of archivists in preserving and disseminating this type of material.

The Swedish Film Institute (affiliated to FIAF
World Day for Audio Visual Heritage
Karl Fredrik regerar
27 October 2019
Filmhuset
,
Stockholm
,
Sweden

Screening of the newly digitized film Karl Fredrik regerar, one of the few openly political films of the 1930's in Sweden.

Cinémathèque suisse (affiliated to FIAF
Trésors des archives
Une belle industrie neuchâteloise (1929) : copie restaurée numérique
28 October 2019
Cinématographe, Casino de Montbenon
,
Lausanne
,
Suisse

Fleuron de l'industrie neuchâteloise jusque dans les années 1970, l'entreprise Dubied, fondée en 1867 à Couvet, recourut tôt et souvent au cinéma. On sait notamment qu'Emile Cohl réalisa, au début des années 1920, quatre films publicitaires vantant les machines à tricoter neuchâteloises, alors exportées dans le monde entier. Une belle industrie neuchâteloise fait ainsi partie d'un ensemble de films 35 et 16mm à visée publicitaire, mais également commémorative ou didactique. Ce corpus illustre l'importance de Dubied à un niveau cantonal et national, au plan économique, social et identitaire. Séance présentée par Aude Joseph, responsable du Département audiovisuel de la Bibliothèque de la Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, et accompagnée au piano par Enrico Camponovo.