ARCHIVES IN MOTION WORKSHOPS - TIRANA OCTOBER 17 - 28, 2016
The Albanian Cinema Project is launching regional training workshops in the Western Balkans for media archives professionals. These archivists are working against the odds to preserve an endangered audiovisual heritage that has been far too little seen beyond the region’s borders.
ACP is partnering with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), George Eastman Museum (GEM), AV Geeks, the San Francisco Media Archive (SFMA), the US Library of Congress (LOC), and the Albanian Ministry of Culture to launch the Archives in Motion (AIM) Workshops.
The first 2-week intensive preservation institute will be held at the Albanian National Film Archives (AQSHF) in Tirana from 17-28 October 2016.
Hands-on, laboratory-style workshops for archives professionals, run by an expert international group of audiovisual archives professionals, who are donating their time and expertise because they are committed to working with archives at risk to aid them in achieving self-sustaining preservation for access. The goal of AIM is to work with participants to maximize their available resources by working with their existing budgetary and staffing constraints to demonstrate that a little DIY initiative goes a long way when combined with the expertise and knowledge base that the archives staff hold. AIM is committed to using the latest technologies and best practices available to archives professionals to digitize, document, and share their collections via an online union catalog that will be built during the workshops, and maintained by ACP and our partners at the Internet Archive and A/V Geeks with ongoing input of the participating archives. Each participant will be invited to bring a film reel from their own archives to digitize during the workshops, and as a group we will also work on a compromised feature film—and its accompanying paper, photo and ephemera —from the Albanian National Film Archive's collection.
During the workshops, there will be a series of special screenings and programs open to the public and to the workshop participants, including:
• A special screening of the Library of Congress and ACP restoration of TOMKA AND HIS FRIENDS ( Xhanfise Keko, 1977) at AQSHF. The cast and crew of the film will be present to share their experiences of working on this beloved Albanian film.
• A special screening and discussion with Serbian documentary filmmaker Mila Turaljic of her award winning film CINEMA KOMUNISTO (2011) that chronicles the rise and fall of Avala Fillm Studios.
• A special screening and discussion with Slovenian documentary film producer Bostjan Virc on his award winning film HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! (Ziga Virc, 2016) that chronicles the role of Marshall Tito and the former Yugoslavia in the US-USSR space race in the 1960s.
• The very first Home Movie Day in Albania. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide, usally in the month of October. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community and to learn how to care for them for future generations.
Around 40 archivists from the folowing institutions will attend the workshops:
Albanian National Film Archives (AQSHF)
Center for Openness and Dialogue (COD)
Marubi Academy of Film and Multimedia
Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH)
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Cinematheque of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kinoteka Republike Srpske
Croatian National Film Archives (Hrvatski Filmski Arhiv)
Croatian Radio Television (HRT)
State Archive in Split (DAST)
Kosovo CInematography Center
National Library of Kosova "Pjeter Bogdani"
Radio Television Kosovo (RTK)
Cinematheque of Macedonia
Cinematheque of Montenegro
Slovene Film Archives
ARCHIVES IN MOTION (AIM) EXPERT TRAINERS: http://www.thealbaniancinemaproject.org/aim-expert-trainers.html
ARCHIVES IN MOTION (AIM) WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
See here the ful schedule: http://www.thealbaniancinemaproject.org/aim-workshops-program.html