• Cultural heritage actions in the EU: policies, programmes and activities

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    15 August 2014 – In connection with the policy report”Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage”, the Commission has published an overview of activities and funding programmes related to cultural heritage, including film heritage: Horizon2020, Europeana, Creative Europe and the Structural...

  • New ACE Executive Committee elected

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    04  July 2014 – The ACE General Assembly has elected on 2nd July a new Executive Committee.  The members for the term 2014-2016 are as follows:  Michal Bregant, Národní  filmový archiv/ National Film Archive (Prague), Thomas C. Christensen, Det Danske Filminstitut (Copenhagen), Sandra den Hamer,...

  • ACE Workshop on Acquisition and Collection Policy in the Digital Era, Bologna, 3 July

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    24 June 2014 – Since 2012, ACE has been organising the workshop series “Management strategies for film archives in the digital era”. Aim of these workshops is to react on the fundamental change caused by the complete digitization of the film industry and the entire cinema chain. This year’s...

  • FORWARD – Framework for a EU-wide Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry

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    Since November 2013, a consortium of 13 partners, among them 11 Film Heritage Institutions and commercial film libraries are working on FORWARD, a three-year EU funded project, which aims at creating an EU wide, semi-automated system to assess the rights status for all types of audiovisual works, including...

  • Celebrate Cinema at EYE – Premiere of “Mit Faedreland, Min Kaerlighed”

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    07/03/2014  On Sunday, 30 March, EYE Film Institute Netherlands  will organize a special day dedicated to international film preservation projects.  The first session will focus on The European Film Gateway 1914 project, which has digitised and made available 660 hrs of film from and about the First...

  • 9th Orphan Film Symposium Amsterdam, 30 March – 2 April 2014

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    13/02/2014 – From 30 March to 2 April, EYE Film Institute Netherlands is hosting the 9th edition of the Orphan Film Symposium. The event is organised in cooperation with NYU Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam. For the first time, it will be held in Europe. Theme of Orphans 9 is “The...

  • “Licences for Europe” final plenary – ACE signs statement with authors and producers

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    20 November 2013 – On 13 November, the final session of the stakeholder’s dialogue Licences for Europe took place in Brussels.  The initiative was set up jointly by the Commissioners Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), Michel Barnier (Internal Market and Services),  and Andrea Vassiliou (Education,...

  • Conference “Our images. Our future”, Brussels, 25-27 November

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    11 November 2013 – On the occasion of its 75 anniversary, the CINEMATEK  Brussels in cooperation with ACE is organising the symposium “Our images, our future.  Securing cinema’s past and future in the digital era”.  The transition to digital has a deep imapct on cinema as it...

  • Filmoteca Española – new online platform

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    31 January 2013 – Filmoteca Española has recently given free online access to the Spanish newsreel NO-DO (Noticiarios y Documentales, 1943 – 1981).  Users can also find a selection of feature films, shorts and documentaries, among them ” Un perro andaluz”  and other important...

  • About ACE

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    The Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) is an affiliation of 44 national and regional preservation film archives from all over Europe. Its joint role is to protect the European film heritage and to assure that the audiovisual records of the past can be enjoyed and studied for generations to...

Cultural heritage actions in the EU: policies, programmes and activities

15 August 2014 – In connection with the policy report”Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage”, the Commission has published an overview of activities and funding programmes related to cultural heritage, including film heritage: Horizon2020, Europeana, Creative Europe and the Structural & Investment Funds, ERASMUS etc. It encourages cultural institutions to seize these opportunities and
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Europeana Strategy 2020: We transform the world with culture

20 July 2014 – Europeana published its strategic plan 2015-2020. One of the main goals for the upcoming years is to transform Europeana from portal to platform: Build a shared infrastructure, where people can reuse the material and interact with others.  The priorities  are to 1) improve metadata quality, 2) open up data, 3) create
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