7th FIAF Winter School

"Programming Film Heritage"

28-29 March 2022, Paris

In partnership with the Cinémathèque française and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

Registrations are now closed.

The full schedule (in English and in French) is now available here. It can also be downloaded as a PDF file HERE in English or HERE in French.

A list of hotels and restaurant near the venues of the 2022 Winter schools can be accessed HERE.

Presentation of the course

In March 2022, FIAF will join forces with the Cinémathèque française and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé once again to offer a short training course (in English and French) aimed at professionals in FIAF archives and beyond. The general theme of this specialized course is still "Programming Film Heritage", and will once again be taught by programming experts from the global network of FIAF archives and other distinguished professionals in a relevant field. This 7th edition of the Winter School will take place on-site only, at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé on Monday 28 March, and at the Cinémathèque française on 29 March 2022, just before the "Toute la mémoire du monde" festival at the Cinémathèque française (30 March-2 April).

The full schedule is now available here. The different thematic sessions over the two days of the 7th Winter School will be as follows:

  • Teaching film heritage programming at university / Enseigner la programmation de films de patrimoine à l’université
  • Programming film heritage for students / Programmer le patrimoine cinématographique pour les publics étudiants
  • Online communication strategies to promote film heritage programmes / Stratégies de communication en ligne pour promouvoir les programmes du patrimoine cinématographique
  • Portraits of historical programmers : Jacques Ledoux, Joao Benard da Costa / Portraits de programmateurs historiques: Jacques Ledoux, João Benard da Costa
  • PACC's Practical and Troubleshooting Session / Conseils pratiques  et "boite à outil" de programmation, par la PACC
  • Programming B Movies / Programmer le cinéma bis
  • Programming film on film in the Digital Era / Programmer les supports argentiques à l’ère du numérique
  • Filmmakers as programmers / Cinéastes programmateurs


The classes (a mixture of lectures, workshops and round-table discussions) will be taught by programming experts from the global network of FIAF archives, and other distinguished professionals in a relevant field. Note that presentations will be delivered in English or French, with simultaneous translation available throughout the course.

COVID-19 Context

The organizers of the 2022 Winter School are watching developments regarding COVID-19 closely, as our primary concern remains the health and safety of the participants in our training events, so we assure you that every possible step will be taken make this Winter School a fully safe event for all those taking part in it.

In case you'll be travelling from abroad, we obviously strongly encourage you to check entry rules and other public health measures and restrictions currently in place in France before you register and start booking your trip and accommodation. As things currently stand in France, a vaccination pass is required in the venues that will host the Winter School. The vaccination pass consists of presenting, in digital or paper form, a vaccine certificate showing full vaccination, or a certificate of recovery from COVID (from 11 days to 6 months prior), or a certificate of medical reasons for not being vaccinated vaccination pass. Of course, these protective measures are likely to change over the next few weeks, and we remain optimistic that the pandemic situation will develop favourably by the end of March.

After much discussion about the possibility of holding the Winter School 2022 in a hybrid version (i.e., both on-site and online), the organizers decided that this option could not be offered this year. However, the different sessions will be filmed and made available (a few days after the event) to those who are interested but cannot be present in Paris at the end of March.

Registration & Fee

The registration fee will be 150€ for employees of FIAF-affiliated institutions and full-time students (student ID will be required), and 190€ for all others. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, but a number of places will be reserved for employees of FIAF archives. Note that this fee includes:

  • Lunch on both days of the Winter School, and refreshments throughout the training,
  • Accreditation to the "Tout la mémoire du monde" festival on the premises of the Cinémathèque française and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux Pathé from 30 March-2 April (subject to availability).

Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

To register, fill in and submit this online form. Note that your registration will only be confirmed once your payment has been received. Registrations will close on Friday 25 February (or when all places have been allocated).


For more information, please email winterschool@fiafnet.org.

The organizing committee of the seventh Winter School is composed of Christophe Dupin (FIAF), Bernard Benoliel and Elise Girard (Cinémathèque française), and Samantha Leroy (Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé), with help from Brian Meacham (Yale Film Archive / FIAF Programming and Access to Collections Commission).