Tag: audiovisual

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Canadian government offers funding to digital festivals in Montreal

The Canadian government has offered financial backing to two major digital arts events in Montreal. The two organisations that received funding are the Biennale internationale d’art numerique (BIAN), now in its second year, and the Elektra Festival, which is now in its 15th year. It has been reported that the funding will go towards concerts, exhibitions and other events related to the two festivals, with the special aim of attracting and enhancing collaboration with young people. Continue reading


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Google’s Devart exhibition for digital artists

Google has launched a new competition that gives digital art creators the opportunity to gain recognition and exposure. ‘Devart’ is an exhibition that will be on show at the Barbican this summer to promote “the use of technology as an artistic canvas”. Continue reading


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DAVID Test Workshop

DAVID project will hold its first test workshop on the 20th and 21st of May in Vienna. This represents for PREFORMA a good opportunity to disseminate the project, to understand what DAVID is doing and to evaluate possible opportunities of cooperation. Continue reading


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Preservathon: Select the best services and tools for your audiovisual digitisation project

This Preservathon is made possible by the Presto4U project. The first day will be a hands-on workshop where teams will learn what is involved in selecting the best long-term audiovisual digitisation solution. The second day will host a mini-conference. Continue reading


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DAVID – Final User-Test-Workshop

PREFORMA project has been invited to the final evaluation and user-test-workshop organised by the sister R&D-project DAVID (Digital AV Media Damage Prevention and Repair) in Vienna at the ORF-Centre on 28-29 April 2015. Continue reading


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IBC 2015 – EBU Open Source meetup

The IBC Conference is an unrivaled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. Featuring some of the foremost thought-leaders, innovators and policy makers in their fields and covering a wide breadth of topics, it is the place to explore new strategies, understand business disrupters, chart future technological progress and uncover the future roadmap of the industry. Continue reading


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FIAT/IFTA conference

The 2015 FIAT/IFTA World Conference – Audiovisual Culture, a bridge to the future – will take place in Vienna from October 7 until October 10. This year’s conference will provide a unique occasion in which archives can discuss & learn about the many challenges and innovations for archives in their quest towards the future. Continue reading


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AMIA 2015 Conference

The annual AMIA Conference is the largest gathering of motion picture and recorded sound archivists and interested professionals, involving every year more than 550 attendees from the world’s major media, library, university, military and other institutions. The paper “Validate Your Digital Assets: PREFORMA, MediaConch and File Compliance” has been accepted and will be presented by MediaArea and NISV. Continue reading


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EUscreenXL Final International Conference

Content in Motion: Curating Europe’s Audiovisual Heritage is the second and final international conference organised by EUscreenXL. During two eventful days the EUscreen network will involve archivists, curators, broadcasters and researchers to discuss the benefits and challenges arising from the openness of archives and collections in the digital age. Continue reading


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JTS Joint Technical Symposium

Under the auspices of UNESCO, the CCAAA (Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations) organises the Joint Technical Symposium (JTS), an international gathering for all specialists of the audio-visual, cinema and sound heritage. Organized for the first time in 1983, JTS is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. Continue reading