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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

Agenda (French)

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)

Draft minutes (French) [This is a draft and annoted version. There is no trace of the final version of these minutes in the FIAF Historical Archive in Brussels.]

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

Flyer map (French)

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

Document about the identification of personalities appearing in the film

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


1962

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


Congress Programme booklet

Preliminary programmes of the two Symposia

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Note: the proceedings of the 1974 Symposium on "The Methodology of Film History" were published in Cinema Journal, Special Issue, Volume XIV, Number 2, Winter 1974/75. A copy is preserved in box CON/027 of the FIAF Historical Archive.

1975

Torino, 2-5 June 1975

Symposium theme: Pastrone and Griffith


Congress Programme (in Italian)

Minutes of the Congress and General Meeting

Appendices

Note: the proceedings of the 1975 Symposium on "Pastrone and Griffith" were published in Guido Cincotti (ed), Pastrone e Griffith: L'Ipotesi e la storia, Studi monografici di Bianco e nero, 1975.

1976

Mexico City, 24-27 May 1976

Symposium theme: El Cine latinoamericano, realidad o ficción


Congress Programme

Congress Minutes

Appendices

Symposium Brochure

Symposium papers

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:


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


Draft Congress Agenda and Timetable

Congress Minutes

Symposium programme


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

Flyer for "Le Cinéma invention du siècle" exhibition at the musée d'Orsay

Les affiches du Cinéma muet dans le monde, exhibition catalogue for the eponymous exhibition at the musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1 June - 4 September 1988

1989

Lisbon, 16- 26 April 1989

Symposium theme: Rediscovering the Role of Film Archives: To Preserve and to Show (organized by the Cinemteca Portuguesa)

Symposium theme: Behind the Screen - Catalogues and Filmographies (organized by André Gaudreault with Harriet Harrison)


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, published 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°4

Newsletter n°5

Symposia programmes

Papers from the Technical Symposium on Documentation at FIAF Congress 1990 (1992)

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

A survey was made based on this symposium with the title Newsreels in Film Archives. It was edited in 1996 by Roger Smith and Wolfgang Klaue. You can find a digitalized version on the Various FIAF Publications page.


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 Programme

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 programme

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


2002

Seoul, 21-27 April 2002

Symposium theme: Asian Films: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Congress Report and Minutes

Congress Programme


2003

Stockholm - Helsinki, 30 May - 7June 2003

Symposium theme: Fading Colour Film - Preserve and Restore


Congress Report and Minutes

Congress Programme


2004

Hanoi, 18-24  April 2004

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


Congress Report and Minutes

Congress website

Video edit of the Congress


2005

Ljubljana, 5-12 June 2005

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


Congress Report and Minutes

Congress Programme

Congress website

Video edit of the Congress


2006

São Paulo, 20-29 April 2006

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


Congress Report 2006

Congress Programme

Congress website


2007

Tokyo, 7-12 April 2007

Symposium theme: Archival Study of Short-lived Formats


Congress Report 2007

Congress Programme

Congress website


2008

Paris, 17-26 April 2008

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


Congress Report 2008

Newsletter n°1 (English)

Newsletter n°1 (French)

Newsletter n°1 (Spanish)

Congress Programme

Congress website


2009

Buenos Aires, 22-30 May 2009

Symposium theme: The Cinematheques in Search of Their New Audiences


Congress Report 2009

Newsletter n°3 (English)

Newsletter n°3 (French)

Newsletter n°3 (Spanish) 

Congress website


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

Congress website


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).


Congress Programme

Newsletter n°1

Newsletter n°2

Newsletter n°3

In parallel to the Congress, a Summer School was organised at the National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Pretoria in the framework of the "Film Archives in Africa" project. For more information, please click HERE.


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

Congress website


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

Congress website


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.

Congress website


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

Congress website (archived)




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

Congress website


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)

Congress website


2020

Mexico City (held online)

Online Symposium theme: Prevention and Management of Natural and Human Desasters in Film Archives.

A publication resulting from this symposium was published by UNAM in May 2020 and is available HERE (PDF file, 14Mb). Videos of the presentations can be consulted HERE.

2022

Budapest, 24-29 April 2022

Symposium theme: The Visible Archive: Archiving, Preserving, Digitizing, and Sharing ‘Non-feature’ Film Collections

Photos of the Congress are available HERE, courtesy of the National Film Institute Hungary - Film Archive, and 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).

Congress brochure (PDF file).