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FIAF Congress in Belgrade, 1963

Archival Documents about FIAF Congresses


1939

New York, 25-26 July 1939

Minutes of Day 1 (English)

Minutes of Day 2 (English)

MoMA Press Release 1 (English)

MoMA Press Release 2 (English)


© MoMA

1948

Copenhagen, 13-15 September 1948

Congress Report (English)

Congress Report (French)


1949

Rome, 23-26 November 1949

Congress Report (French)


1951

Cambridge, 11-16 July 1951

Congres Report (French)

Congress programme (English)


1952

Amsterdam, 27 October-5 November 1952

Decisions made during the Congress (French)

Congress Report (French)


1953

Vence, 24 October-2 November 1953

List of participants (French)

Agenda and Decisions made during the Congress (French)

Various invitation cards (French)

Footage of the Congress (courtesy of the Cinémathèque française)

Congrès de Vence de la Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film]

1953, 39 mètres, durée 3’57. Positif inversible Kodachrome 16mm non monté issu des collections de la Cinémathèque française, numérisé en 2014. Prises de vues : Maurice Sigallas


 

1954

Lausanne, 11-16 October 1954

List of participants (French)

Agenda (French)

Decisions made during the Congress (French)

Footage of the Congress (courtesy of the Cinémathèque suisse)


1957

Antibes, 18-28 October 1957

List of participants

Program (French)

Decisions made during the Congress (French)


Paris, 31 October-7 November 1957  (part II, B.I.R.H.C Congress)

Decisions made during the Congress (French)



1961

Budapest, 11-15 October 1961

List of participants

Opening Speech by FIAF President Jerzy Toeplitz (French)

Provisional Agenda (English/French)

Main Decisions of the General Assembly (French/English)

Minutes (English)

Minutes (French)

Communiqué de la FIAF (French)

Invitation to the special evening devoted to Georges Méliès

Nine-minute film of the 1961 Congress (courtesy of Mme Madeleine Malthête-Méliès):

See also the Hungarian National Film Archive's special feature on the 1961 Budapest Congress here.


1966

Sofia, 30 May - 5 June 1966

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting (English)


1969

New York, 21-24 May 1969

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


1970

Lyon, 26-29 May 1970

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


Photo courtesy of the European Foundation Joris Ivens

1971

Wiesbaden, 1-4 June 1971

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


1972

Bucharest, 31 May -3 June 1972

Symposium theme: Film Archives and Film Historical Research


Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Footage of the Congress (courtesy of Arhiva Nationala de Filme – Cinemateca Romana)


1973

Moscow, 7-12 June 1973

Symposium theme: S.M. Eisenstein & V.I. Pudovkin


Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Footage courtesy of the Gosfilmofond of Russia:


Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


1974

Ottawa, Montréal, 20-25 May 1974

Symposium themes: Film Archives and Audiovisual Techniques / The Methodology of Film History


Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices


1975

Torino, 2-5 June 1975

Symposium theme: Pastrone and Griffith


Congress Programme (in Italian)

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices


1976

Mexico City, 24-27 May 1976

Symposium theme: El Cine latinoamericano, realidad o ficción

Congress Minutes

Appendices

Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


1977

Varna, 27-28 May 1977

Symposium theme: The Influence of Soviet Silent Cinema on World Cinema


Congress Minutes

Appendices

Symposium proceedings


1978

Brighton, 28 May - 2 June 1978

Symposium themes: Cinema: 1900-1906 / Film to Videotape and Videotape to Film: the Present and the Future


Congress Minutes

Appendices

Audio-recordings

Full programme and list of participants (English)

Full programme (French)

Screenings programme "Britain: Image and Reality"

Two press releases

Draft program of the symposium on "Film to Videotape and Videotape to Film"

Schedule of the four sessions of the "1900-1906" Symposium

Request for early cinema prints for the "1900-1906" Symposium

Cinema 1900-1906, volume 1, An Analytical Study (FIAF, 1982): introduction and Eileen Bowser's article "Preparation for Brighton: the American Contribution" [note that this volume is still available for purchase from the FIAF Secretariat]

Cinema 1900-1906, volume 2, Filmography (FIAF, 1982): introduction [note that this volume is still available for purchase from the FIAF Secretariat]

Audio-recordings of the General Assembly

Paper on "The Transfer of Videotape Recordings to Film" (as part of the Symposium on "Film to Videotape and Videotape to Film")


1979

Lausanne, 30 May - 1 June 1979

Symposium theme: Le Cinéma indépendant et d'avant-garde à la fin du muet


Congress Minutes

Appendices

Audio-recordings

Footage shot by Ulrich Pöschke:


1980

Karlovy-Vary, 18-23 June 1980

Symposium themes: Post-War Animation (1945-1959) / Problem of Selection in Film Archives


Congress Minutes

Symposium papers



1981

Rapallo, 30 April - 9 May 1981

Symposium themes: The Preservation of Color Films / L'Europe des téléphones blancs (1935-1940)


Congress Minutes

L'Europe des téléphones blancs (1935-1940), Symposium proceedings (French/Italian)

The Preservation of Colour Films, Symposium proceedings


1982

Oaxtepec, 4 -13 June 1982

Symposium themes: El Cine olvidado de America Latina / Which Future for the Past? Keeping Cinema Alive


Congress Minutes


1983

Stockholm, 30 May - 4 June 1983

Symposium theme: Film Archiving in the 21st Century (first Joint Technical Symposium, in collaboration with FIAT)


Minutes of the General Meeting

Joint Technical Symposium proceedings, published by FIAT-IFTA in a special issue of the FIAT Newsletter (January 1986)


1984

Vienna, 3-12 April 1984

Symposium themes: Film and Cinema in Central Europe (1895-1914) / The Importance of Non-Industrial Cinema within Our Cultural Heritage


Congress Minutes

Congress Concert-Dinner invitation card

Symposium programme

Symposium invitation (French/English)


1985

New York, 26 April - 4 May 1985

Symposium themes: The Technicolor Process of Color Photography / Slapstick Symposium


Congress Minutes

Audio-recordings

The Slapstick Symposium, Symposium proceedings


1986

Canberra, 14-19 April 1986

Symposium themes: Computer Applications in Film Archives / Technical and Ethical Problems of Film Restoration


Congress Minutes


1987

Berlin (West), 17-24 May 1987

Symposium theme: Archiving the Audiovisual Heritage (second Joint Technical Symposium, in collaboration with FIAT and IASA)


Congress Minutes

Audio-recordings

Archving the Audiovisual Heritage, Joint Technical Symposium proceedings


1988

Paris, 1-4 June 1988

Symposium theme: Le Cinéma français muet dans le monde: Influences réciproques


Congress Minutes

FIAF 50th Anniversary press pack

Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3

Symposium brochure


1989

Lisbon, 16- 26 April 1989

Symposium theme: Rediscovering the Role of Film Archives: To Preserve and to Show


Congress Minutes

Audio-recordings

Congress Programme

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3

Newsletter n°4

Rediscovering the Role of Film Archives: To Preserve and to Show, Symposium proceedings

1990

Havana, 19-24 April 1990

Symposium themes: Film Archiving in Developing Countries / The Ibero-American Film of the 1930s, 40s and 50s


Congress Minutes

Delegates' Guide

Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3

Newsletter n°5

1991

Athens, 15-20 April 1991

Symposium themes: The Place of Video in Film Archives / Film Archives and Independent Cinema


Congress Minutes

Newsletter n°2

Congress Programme

Symposium Programme

1992

1993

Mo I Rana, 27 May-3 June 1993

Symposium theme: Newsreels in Film Archives


Congress Minutes

Audio-recordings

Audio-recordings of Symposium

1995

Los Angeles, 20-30 April 1995

Symposium themes: Learning from the History of FIAF / New Technologies for Preservation / The Great Challenges, etc


Minutes of the General Assembly

Congress Report

List of participants

Press Release

Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°5

Audio-recordings of Symposium

Short video edit of the Congress (FIAF collection, digitized by the Academy Film Archive)


1997

Cartagena, 19-26 April 1997

Symposium theme: Out of the Attic: Archiving Amateur Film


Congress programme

Congress Report

Congress poster

Symposium program

1998

Prague, 21-26 April 1998

Symposium theme: Digitalisation of Archive Materials


Congress Report

Congress Programme

1999

Madrid, 9-18 April 1999

Symposium theme: A Century of Cinema / A Century in Cinema


Congress programme

Congress Report and Minutes

Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3

2001

Rabat, 20-29 April 2001

Symposium theme: Colonial Cinema: A Borrowed Film Heritage


Congress Programme


2002

Seoul, 21-27 April 2002

Symposium theme: Asian Films: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Congress Programme


2003

Stockholm - Helsinki, 30 May - 7June 2003

Symposium theme: Fading Colour Film - Preserve and Restore


Congress Programme


2004

Hanoi, 18-24  April 2004

Symposium theme: No Time, No Money - Moving Image And Sound Archiving Under Emergency Conditions


2005

Ljubljana, 5-12 June 2005

Symposium theme: How Do We Visualise Culture? Representations of Culture in the Light of Ethnographic Film


Congress Programme


2006

São Paulo, 20-29 April 2006

Symposium theme: The Future of Film Archives in a Digital Cinema World: Film Archives in Transition


Congress Programme


2007

Tokyo, 7-12 April 2007

Symposium theme: Archival Study of Short-lived Formats


Congress Programme


2008

Paris, 17-26 April 2008

Symposium theme: Pandora’s Box: Film Archives and the Question of Rights


Newsletter n°1 (English)

Newsletter n°1 (French)

Newsletter n°1 (Spanish)

Congress Programme


2009

Buenos Aires, 22-30 May 2009

Symposium theme: The Cinematheques in Search of Their New Audiences


Newsletter n°3 (English)

Newsletter n°3 (French)

Newsletter n°3 (Spanish) 


2010

Oslo, 2- 8 May 2010

Symposium theme: Digital Challenges and Digital Opportunities in Audiovisual Archiving

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).


Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3


2011

Pretoria, 11-16 April 2011

Symposium theme: Indigenous Film Collections in Africa and the World

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).


Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3



2012

Beijing, 23- 28 April 2012

Symposium theme: Animation around the World (Acquisition, preservation & restoration, access)

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).


Congress programme

Congress Photos



2013

Barcelona, 21-27 April 2013

Symposium theme: Multiversions

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Barcelona Congress HERE.


Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3



2014

Skopje, 4 -10 May 2014

Symposium theme: World War I – A Hundred Years On 

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Skopje Congress HERE.


2015

Sydney / Canberra, 12- 18 April 2015

Symposium theme: Fairly Legal Intellectual Property, Content Regulation and Film Archiving: Where Are We Heading? 

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Sydney/Canberra Congress HERE.

The programme and documents of the Symposium can be found HERE.

Congress programme




2016

Bologna, 24 - 29 June 2016

Symposium theme: New Life for Cinema’s Past 

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Bologna Congress HERE.

Congress Brochure




2017

Los Angeles, 28 April - 3 May 2017

Symposium theme: Spanish-language Cinema in Los Angeles 

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Los Angeles Congress available HERE, courtesy of Mikko Kuutti (please note that these images are provided for personal use only and should include the following credit: Photo courtesy of Mikko Kuutti), and HERE, courtesy of A.M.P.A.S(please note that these images are provided for personal use only and should include the following credit: Photo courtesy of A.M.P.A.S).

Congress Brochure

Daily Schedule Sheets


2018

Prague, 22 - 27 April 2018

Symposium theme: Sharing

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Congress Brochure



2019

Lausanne, 7 - 13 April 2019

Symposium theme: Past and Future of Film Archives

The Congress report is available HERE (restricted accessible to logged-in members of the FIAF community only).

Photos of the Congress are available HERE, courtesy of Mikko Kuutti (please note that these images are provided for personal use only and should include the following credit: Photo courtesy of Mikko Kuutti).

The videos and other documents of the 2019 FIAF Symposium are available HERE.

Congress Brochure (PDF file)