FIAF Technical Training Short Course

11-12 May 2023

National Film Institute Hungary - Film Archive, Budapest

Apply for registration HERE by 7 April.

The course

This two-day course will provide a solid introduction to the technology that is essential both to the understanding of the items held in film archives and to their stewardship in the digital world. It will cover film technology from its inception to the present day, along with an overview of television and video technology. It will also deal with the digital technology relevant to audiovisual archives, including digitization and digital acquisition. Strategic approaches to preservation of both analogue and digital media will be addressed.

The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and some hands-on practice, and will be presented by experts from FIAF and from the National Film Institute Hungary.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at archive curators who need a comprehensive grounding in audiovisual technology in order to better manage preservation, digitisation and access, as well as film technicians in need of a solid introduction to digital technology, and digital technicians wishing to improve their understanding of traditional film technology. Sessions will be conducted in English only.


There will be spaces for 20 participants. This course is offered free of charge, and will include lunch and refreshments on both days of the training.

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

Applicants should apply for registration by submitting THIS FORM before 7 April. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 14 April.


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

The course is organised by David Walsh (Training and Outreach Coordinator, FIAF) and Benedek Kabán (National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive, Hungary), with the support of the FIAF Secretariat.