FIAT/IFTA Newsletter - June 2022
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We are happy to announce that the registration for the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022 is now open! 

The programme for the Conference is also available on the FIAT/IFTA website and on the scheduling tool Sched. More information on travel advice, key dates, venues and hotel recommendations is also available on the World Conference page.

Take advantage of the Early Bird rates and come join us in Cape Town from October 4th to October 6th.
Visit the FIAT/IFTA World Conference registration page


Per the Statutes and on behalf of the President and Executive Council, it is hereby announced that the General Assembly of the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) will take place on Wednesday, 5 October 2022, during the FIAT/IFTA World Conference held in Cape Town.

The agenda will be as stipulated in the Statutes of the Federation. Any suggestions for additions to the agenda should be written to the General Secretary.

As always, the main business of the General Assembly will include the election of the President of the Federation and the election of a maximum of six individuals from Full Member organisations to serve on the Executive Council. Members wishing to nominate themselves or others for these positions must fill out the official form (available on FIAT/IFTA's website).

The closing time for nominations is 11:30 SAST on 4 October 2022.
Visit the General Assembly page


On 21 June the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission presented a webinar on what to do with the large amounts of film in TV archives. Up to 30% of the material on shelves in TV archives was film, according to a 2002 study. The webinar explained how the various kinds of film got there in the first place, and then had case studies and practical examples of what to do with this film, to get it digitised and release its value.

There were case studies from Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States. Particular topics discussed included assessing the overall collection, what to do about vinegar syndrome, film that is fragile or in poor condition, problems with tape splices, working in-house vs outsourcing, and how best to implement quality control. 

The audience of 139 was truly international, representing every continent.

Their questions (about 20 in all) were answered live or in writing, on subjects ranging from “how do you know what’s in the cans” to rights issues and dealing with multiple copies.

We hope that the interest in this webinar, and the further audience for the online recording, will help broadcasters and archives around the world get their film off the shelves, digitised and made accessible.
Access the PMC Seminar slides and recording


You can now access all four webinars from the Media Management Commission's 10th instalment in their Changing Sceneries, Changing Roles seminars. You can access the videos on FIAT/IFTA's YouTube page and the MMC Webinars page.
Visit the MMC Webinars page
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