"Migrating Archives of Reality. Programming, Curating, and Appropriation of Non-fiction Film" is the title of an online conference organised by the EU-funded research project Victor-E that will be held on 6/7 May 2021. Among other things, the conference will look at how non-fiction films as they increasingly appear in (but also often disappear again from) online archives, virtual exhibitions, social media, YouTube etc.
On the occasion of the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage which is celebrated every year on 27 October, EFG welcomes the Bulgarian National Film Archive as a new partner. Through EFG, the BNFA will provide access to a collection of early Bulgarian narrative and documentary films, made before the communist coup on September 9th, 1944. Most prominently, the collection features the film "Love is Folly" (1917, dir. Vasil Gendov), which is the oldest preserved Bulgarian narrative film. The BNFA currently makes available over 40 titles from its pre-socialist cinema and newsreel collection. More titles will follow soon.
What strategies and digital tools do cultural heritage institutions need to better cope with crises such as COVID 19? What kind of digital technologies will be important for the sector in the future?