FIAT/IFTA Newsletter - March 2022
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FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022: Call for Proposals
The title of this year’s FIAT/IFTA conference is “Archive out of the box!”We welcome proposals based on user experiences, new initiatives or perspectives, striking conclusions, successes but also failures. The main objective is for audiovisual archive professionals to share among each other to understand the lessons learned and new challenges or solutions arising from entering into new partnerships, launching new ideas, wherever your archive is on the timeline. Suggestions for subjects not mentioned are equally welcome but should be contextualised thoroughly.

This is why the 2022 FIAT/IFTA World Conference programme features the following chapters:
  • The archive: an active member of society
  • Catering to the basics
  • Influencers of technological innovation
  • What makes you special
Save the date now and we look forward to seeing you on 3 to 6 October 2022.
Read and download the Call for Proposals here
Media Studies Grant 2022: Call for Projects

The Media Studies Commission of the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) is dedicated to fostering collaboration between research and archive communities and mediating the growth of scholarly expertise that adds value to audiovisual archives by means of innovative research. To this purpose, the Media Studies Commission has set up the Media Studies Grant as a way to promote and ensure the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practice. It is a program that offers support for research carried out at FIAT/IFTA member archives or is of direct relevance to one or more of our member archives. Priority is given to projects that are relevant for the history of member archive institutions, or promise innovative insights into (digital) media historiography or archival practice in general.

In 2022, FIAT/IFTA’s Media Studies Commission is looking to commission research that adds value to and helps us understand the role of audiovisual archives in a shifting, converging media environment. The deadline to submit your Proposal is Monday 4 April.

Read and download the full Call for Projects here
FIAT/IFTA Survey on Rights to Access

Are you a FIAT/IFTA member working in an audiovisual archive?
Please fill out the survey, it takes less than 6 minutes of your time

Further to a workshop that took place in September 2021, the FIAT/IFTA Value, Use and Copyright Commission (VUC) is interested in hearing from everyone in the FIAT/IFTA community about your experiences of dealing with rights issues and risks and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short survey.

Even if you have completed this survey before, we are interested in hearing from you again.

The VUC team will use the data to compile an overview of best practices and create guidelines on the theme that will hopefully empower the FIAT/IFTA network members dealing with rights related issues.

Please don’t be bothered about who in your organisation should fill it out. If needed, we can easily filter out the doubles.

The deadline for filling out the survey is April 8 2022.

The Value, Use & Copyright Commission Team
Read and download the full Call for Projects here
Women in Early Australian Television Production  – MSC Grant

"From the earliest days of Australian television, women filled a variety of creative, technical and production support roles, yet their crucial contribution to the development and success of Australian television has rarely been acknowledged in scholarly or popular histories of broadcasting. This is especially the case for women who worked in behind the scenes or ‘below-the-line’ roles, as production or scripts assistants, film technicians and librarians, editing assistants, or telecine or videotape operators. Several women who worked in technical positions are profiled, including Molly Brownless, who ‘brought up the picture’ from the control room at TCN9 Sydney on the first night of broadcast television in 1956, and Claire Lupton, who worked as a news camera ‘stringer’ (freelance camera operator) at the Australian Broadcasting Commission from 1958.”
The Media Studies Commission is proud to announce that the research paper Women in Early Australian Television Production, a project by Jeanine Baker (University of Wollongong), is now available on the FIAT/IFTA website to download and read.
Read the paper on the FIAT/IFTA website
FRAME Mentoring 2022: the call for applications is open

For the first time, the FRAME training programme, organized by INA for more than 10 years, in partnership with FIAT/IFTA and EBU Academy and co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, offers a mentoring programme for young professionals: FRAME Mentoring.

For 6 months, you will be assisted by recognised professionals from several European audiovisual archive institutions. The objective: to help you develop your professional project and your career.

FRAME Mentoring will be accepting applications until 15 April 2022.

Learn more about the call for applications
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