Country Activities for WDAVH 2015
FIAF Affiliates' Celebrations on 27 October 2015
Christophe Dupin, Senior Administrator at FIAF, released a summary of the activities undertaken by FIAF affiliates in celebration of WDAVH 2015.
Catalonia National Library blogs on WDAVH
The Sound and Audiovisual Archive at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, national library in Catalonia, contributes to the WDAH with a post in its blog,
which you may find here.
TVUASLP reports on WDAVH Celebration
Under the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Division of Cultural Broadcasting of Television University of Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (TVUASLP) held a series of activities to raise awareness about the importance of
audiovisual documents as the memory of our society. To this day the official Youtube channel TVUASLP exhibited a series of interviews with specialists in Documentation Studies that addressed the issue of preservation and conservation.
ABS-CBN launches 'Save Our Films' advocacy
Last August, the ABS-CBN Film Archives launched the Sagip Pelikula (Save Our Films) Advocacy Campaign to further our cause of restoring Filipino classic films. Restoring the films preserves Philippine cinematic heritage and enables the current and future generations to appreciate and understand Philippine culture.
Blog: Audiovisual archives, the next ten years
Johan Oomen, head of R&D of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, has filed a special blog on WDAVH 2015 entitled: Audiovisual archives, the next ten years: turning vision into reality and positive change.
Netherlands shares experience as Trusted Digital Repository
Wouter Huijser, creative producer at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, shares his institution's experiences on digital archiving: On the UNESCO World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2015, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision shares with AV-archives around the world the challenges of, and their strategy on, becoming a Trusted Digital Repository.
RTVC Colombia honors WDAVH with 'Memory Signal' Program
Henry Caicedo Caicedo of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, reports that this year the celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Colombia, is celebrated with two events. The first event is organized by the Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture, and the second organized by Signal RTVC memory.
WDAVH at TIFF Film Reference Library: Exhibition and Films
In commemoration of UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the TIFF Film Reference Library will be hosting a free event on October 27, a screening of an eclectic programme of rarities -- including public service announcements, government tourism reels, and short films -- hand-picked by library staff from our impressively diverse collection. Each selection highlights the importance of moving image preservation and access in the context of national heritage.
Girona lines up WDAVH activities, issues special declaration
Girona City Council's Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) has lined up activities for WDAVH celebration, including screening of a new animated feature-length film on Girona's heritage entitled "Garbancito de la Mancha," an exhibition dubbed as "Cities across Europe: 1880-1914," and a "Declaration for the Safeguarding and Promotion of the Audiovisual Archives of Local Television Stations" issued by the Permanent Observatory for Archives and Local Televisions (OPATL).
Manila remembers "Giliw Ko" restoration with NFSA help
On the occasion of the celebration of this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) remembers with fondness the restoration of "Giliw Ko", a 1939 black and white Filipino movie starring Fernando Poe Sr.
The movie was restored in at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) by PIA technicians with much assistance from the NFSA team headed by Mick Newnham, who is currently the president of the South East Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA). A documentary on the restoration work was uploaded to Youtube on October 26, 2009.
ABS-CBN posts restored film on iTunes
Leo P. Katigbak, head of Special Projects under the Office of the President of ABS-CBN, announced recently that iTunes has accepted its restoration of "Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?", the 1976 film by Eddie Romero. He said the is now online and can be seen in 12 countries so far: Philippines, US, UK, Canada, Australia, Israel, Macau, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.
Preserving Audio-Visual Heritage: A National Archives of Zimbabwe (NAZ) Perspective
By Amos Bishi (Archivist)
This paper seeks to articulate the current landscape of audio-visual heritage preservation at the National Archives of Zimbabwe and examine the barriers that have hindered the development of proficient preservation programs for them and suggests possible ways to address the challenges facing the collection and preservation of these materials in the country. Preservation of audio visual heritage is becoming important, as they are getting more and more popular in the drama arts communities. In this post-modern environment audio visual heritage which includes film, video and sound has gained full recognition as cultural assets in various countries. The paper outlines the urgent need for a preservation of the county's heritage for building the digital archives that are much desired for the future.