"Cinémathèque Programming":
A FIAF/Cinémathèque française Winter School

FIAF and La Cinémathèque française are joining forces to offer a training course aimed primarily at professionals in FIAF archives. The theme of this specialized course will be “cinémathèque programming”, and will be taught by professionals from our sector, most of them employees of archives affiliated to FIAF.

The course will take place in Paris over one-and-a-half days, on 4 (full day) and 5 (morning) February 2016, during the fourth edition of the International Festival of Restored Film, Toute la mémoire du monde, hosted by La Cinémathèque française (3-7 February 2016). It will cover various aspects of film programming by cinémathèques and film archives (both on and off their premises, or for film heritage festivals). The course will examine a number of practical cases and will tackle activities such as programming special events, or programming for online access to film collections, projection challenges or DVD publishing. A more detailed programme will be available shortly. As of 6 January 2016, the confirmed speakers are: Gian Luca Farinelli (Cineteca di Bologna / Il Cinema Ritrovato), José Manuel Costa (Cinemateca Portuguesa), Bryony Dixon (BFI), David Robinson (Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone), Rob Byrne (San Francisco Silent Film Festival), Eric Le Roy (CNC - Direction du patrimoine), Jon Wengström (Swedish Film Institute), Chicca Bergonzi (Cinémathèque suisse), Jonathan Pouthier (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Jean-Yves de Lepinay (Forum des images, Paris) and the programming team of the Cinémathèque française.

French/English simultaneous translation will be provided for all the training sessions. The students will also be able to enjoy the rich programme of the festival (film screenings, round tables, masterclasses, cine-concerts), as the training fee includes entry to all the festival screenings and events (subject to availability).

The deadline for registrations was Friday 15 January 2016. Forty students have signed up for the course. Registrations are now closed.

The full programme can be accessed HERE (English) or HERE (French).

Photos of the event are available on our Facebook page: day one photos HERE, day two photos HERE.