Audiovisual cultural heritage collections hold huge potential for education, and a new guide from the Erasmus+ project Watching Videos Like a Historian offers practical information, step-by-step guidance and examples which institutions can use to turn their materials into resources for educational reuse.
European Film Gateway News Alert
The EU-funded ViCTOR-E project, in which the European Film Gateway was a partner, has developed e-learning exercises to explore post-WWII Europe through film, offering a unique and engaging collection of multilingual activities for school and other learning contexts.
On July 5, 2023 DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum and The European Film Gateway gave an overview of how the free open source tool OpenRefine can be used for data enrichment and transformation. The resources and recordings of the webinar are now available online.
The Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) is accepting submissions for its 2023 Annual Conference in Riga, Latvia, from September 27 to 29, 2023. The conference aims to address the challenges faced by audiovisual heritage institutions in today's complex environment, including geopolitical tensions, limited resources, the impact of new technologies, and diverse stakeholder expectations.
8th Eye International Conference - Activating the Archive: Audiovisual Collections and Civic Engagement, Global Collaboration, and Societal Change
The 8th Eye International Conference will take place in Amsterdam from 4 — 7 June 2023 and aims to extend the discussion on how audiovisual archives can inspire engagement with social and political causes. It focuses on the utilization and development of audio-visual collections as shared resources, emphasizing global and local projects and collaborations. It seeks contributions from various fields, practices, and regions to showcase diverse approaches to community-based audio-visual archiving.
ArteKino Classics 2023 - A collaboration between ARTE TV and the Association of European Cinematheques
On 20 March 2023, ARTE in collaboration with the Association of European Cinematheques (ACE) launched the second edition of ArteKino Classics. Under this label, ARTE will be showing rarely seen European films – true gems of the 7th art – as part of its linear and non-linear catalogue. This year’s programme includes some 20 films, including major works by Hungarian director Márta Mészáros, Swedish director Mai Zetterling and Czech director Vera Chytilová.
A project for an inclusive approach to cultural collections description: For decades, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions in Europe have described and catalogued the historical objects in their collections from the perspective of privileged groups, traditionally excluding the views and knowledge of minorities and their community identity.
For those heading to the Berlinale this year, please feel very welcome to join the Association of European Cinematheques (ACE) for a panel discussion on ArteKino Classics, a new pan-European streaming venture of ARTE, with a special focus on the modern film heritage of 1945-1995! Date: Monday, 20 February 2023, 3:00-4:00 PM, Location: Veranstaltungsraum 4th floor, Deutsche Kinemathek
As a partner of the Europeana Data Space For Cultural Heritage, DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum is seeking a subcontractor to carry out ingests of metadata from 12 European film archives into the database behind the online portal European Film Gateway. Existing mappings between XML files provided by the archives and the EFG database partly need to be adjusted. Deadline for proposals: 24 February 2023.