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filmarchives online Screening Event in Thessaloniki

2008-11-17 | A further filmarchives online screening showing "Scenes from Europe's Urban Past" will be presented at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece's grandest film festival. The screening will take place on November 20th in Olympion theatre (10, Aristotelous Square), room Pavlos Zannas, at 13:00. We are looking foward to meeting you there!

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

filmarchives online Screening Event:
"Scenes from Europe's Urban Past"


2008-06-27 | Fourteen film treasures from 1909 to 1978 will be presented in a special screening during the "Il Cinema Rotrovato" film festival in Bologna on July 3rd. The short film programme is exploring urban life in 20th century Europe from a variety of perspectives and has been compiled by the archives contributing to filmarchives online. We are looking foward to meeting you in Bologna!

download screening programme

Demo version of online

2008-02-20 | The web portal of the European Digital Library, branded Europeana, will break new ground by bringing together millions of digitised resources from Europe’s archives, museums, libraries and audio visual collections through a single access point. The European Commission, a strong advocate of a European digital library, expressed its support for Europeana. The demo version of the Europeana is now online. The interested public can complete a reaction survey and win an iPhone.

The demo of Europeana and the video can be seen at
The official press release can be found here.

filmarchives online at the Berlin International Film Festival

2008-02-05 | filmarchives online will be present at this year's Berlin International Film Festival (07-17 Feb). The project will be represented on the European Film Market under the Umbrella of the MEDIA Programme. The stand is located in the Central Hall of the Martin-Gropius-Baus (Niederkirchnerstr. 7). We are pleased to welcome you within the framework of one of the world's biggest and most important film festivals in the world!

Berlinale 2008

European Digital Library Foundation welcomed by the Commissioner

2007-11-28 | Yesterday, the European Commission endorsed the work of the European Digital Library Foundation when high level EC officials met members for the formal handover of their statutes. "Europe's citizens should all be able to enjoy our rich cultural heritage. This Foundation is a significant step towards making that ambition come true," Commissioner Viviane Reding, responsible for Information Society and Media commented. "It shows the commitment of Europe's cultural institutions to work together to make their collections available and searchable by the public through a common and multilingual access point online."

Foundation members include the key European heritage and information associations. Their statutes commit members to work in partnership to:

  • Provide access to Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage though a cross-domain portal
  • Co-operate in the delivery and sustainability of the joint portal
  • Stimulate initiatives to bring together existing digital content
  • Support digitisation of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage

The European digital library is developing its prototype site for launch next year. To coincide with the formal handover to the Commissioner, the Foundation announced the CITY as the first of the site’s themes.

The CITY is a broad theme that will enable the prototype site to show the European urban experience from several perspectives. Emerging ideas include:

  • cities of the future/cities of the past
  • migration and diaspora
  • trade and industry
  • design, shopping and urban cool
  • pox, cholera and the plague: the route to urban health
  • archaeology and architecture
  • utopias and cities of the imagination
  • riot and disorder
  • palaces and politics

The digital library project is gathering digitised content from European archives, museums, audio-visual collections and libraries. It will use maps, artefacts, photos, sound, film material, books, archival records and artworks to explore two millennia of connectivity between Europe’s cities.

Dr Wim van Drimmelen, foundation member and Director of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Netherlands, which hosts the European digital library initiative, said, "archives, museums, audio-visual collections and libraries are collaborating in order to guarantee that their resources can be brought together in a virtual world, regardless of where the original is held. It’s what users expect. However, the benefits are not just for the users. The development work is providing an excellent forum for knowledge transfer between the domains, which increases our collective ability to respond to changing user needs and remain relevant in the fast-moving digital environment."

More information about the European digital library can be found here.

Search Plugin Available

2007-10-26 | There is a search plugin available now, enabling direct access to the filmarchives online search engine quickly from the search bar in web browsers like Firefox or Opera. You can install this useful tool here:

install search plugin

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

2007-10-26 | The UNESCO Recommendation for Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Image has been adopted on 27 October 1980 in Belgrade. To celebrate this occasion, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is held annually and draws attention to the importance of film as cultural heritage. It gives film archives the opportunity to present the different aspects of their work to a broader public.

The list of the activities of the participating ACE members is published here:

filmarchives online at the Venice International Film Festival

2007-08-01 | filmarchives online will be present at the 64. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia with a promotion stand in the "Movie Village" (Lido di Venezia, August 29 – September 08, 2007). Right in front of the Palazzo del Cinema, the "Movie Village" offers information, relaxation and catering to all festival visitors. Founded in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. It is part of the Venice Biennale, a major exhibition and festival for contemporary art. We are looking forward to meeting you!

La Biennale di Venezia