The 2017 FIAT/IFTA World Conference, hosted by the Fonoteca Nacional, in collaboration with TV UNAM and the SPR, National Broadcast System, will take place in Mexico City from October 18 to October 21 next.
Summary FRAME 2017:
In 2017, FRAME, the Ina’s international training course has been redesigned to incorporate a more itinerant approach. Two sessions of 5 days each focusing on current and future issues of audiovisual archives management sector will be hold in 2017; the first one at Ina from June 19 to 23 and the second one which will take place in the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, from November 6 to 10, 2017.
Background of FRAME training course:
Good News! The application deadline has been extended to 3 April 2017!ICCROM together with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, is accepting applications for its 2017 SOIMA International Course on Sustaining Sound and Image Collections. The course will take place from July 9 to 23, 2017 in Accra, Ghana.This advanced workshop will bring together a group of committed professionals to address the challenges of collecting, preserving, and using (and re-using) sound, still and moving image content within the broader context of rapidly changing technology and shrinking resources.Course topics will include:Digital preservation, collections assessments, dealing with digitization and documentation backlogs, utilizing innovative open access solutions, intellectual property rights, copyright legislation, community-based archiving and assessing values and meanings of audiovisual collections.The course programme will be designed according to participants’ current and future projects. It is a unique opportunity for professional development and networking!A limited number of scholarships will be given, but only after the due selection process and upon providing evidence of lack of support.Application form available at: http://www.iccrom.org/wp-c
ontent/uploads/2017_SOIMA_appl ication_form_en.docTo apply: Applicants should send their completed form with a completed personal statement to email@example.com.Thank you and best regards,ICCROM’s SOIMA
In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Taking its lead from these recent developments, this symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations? Though preference will be given to submissions which focus on Southeast Asia, we also welcome papers that draw comparisons with other postcolonial contexts. Possible lines of enquiry include:
- The political and aesthetic implications of re-situating images
- Hindu-Buddhist aesthetic conventions and their use/subversion in colonial and postcolonial lens-based practices
- The ethics, politics and artistic innovations of documentary work
- Contemporary artistic practices which explore the themes of space, place and home
- The return of European filmmakers and photographers to the postcolony
The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia. This programme, we believe, will provide a further opportunity to address the themes raised by the symposium.
The conference and screening programme are organised by Dr Joanna Wolfarth, Dr Fiona Allen, and Annie Jael Kwan independent curator, The Asia Projector.
To submit a paper, please send paper titles, abstracts of c. 500 words and a 2-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstracts: 17th February 2017
Dr Fiona Allen, Dr Joanna Wolfarth and Annie Jael Kwan
Please be informed that the 21st SEAPAVAA Conference Registration has been extended:
Early bird registration deadline is by February 23, 2017. Final registration deadline is March 20, 2017
For more information, please visit REGISTRATION FEES page at http://seapavaaconference.com/registration-fees/
RFL has agreed to offer sponsorship to the 21st SEAPAVAA Conference in April 2017, the second consecutive year that this support will be offered. SEAPAVAA (SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association) is an association of organisations and individuals dedicated to the development for audiovisual archiving in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to preserve access to the region’s rich audiovisual heritage. The theme of the 2017 conference will be “Imagining an AV Archive of the Future. RFL sponsorship will help support five competent professionals with lesser financial resources to participate in the conference, held this year in Manila, Philippines.