Save Your Archive: what is it about?
Audiovisual archives that tell stories about people’s lives and culture exist all over the world. They are important for our mutual understanding because they reflect the world’s social and cultural diversity. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. However, many of these important collections are not accessible. They are endangered by the fragility of the media and the obsolescence of their playback technologies. They are being neglected due to economic shortage or being ignored because of lack of understanding of their importance. In short, their value is not recognized. The result is that entire collections of material on film, wire, tape and disc and the value they represent are at risk of being lost forever.
The FIAT/IFTA Save Your Archive Program was designed to assist in this regard and has helped a range of archive projects since 2012.
The Call for Projects is now open!
The 2020 global pandemic and its impacts are being felt disproportionately by many audiovisual archives already disadvantaged by economic or other circumstances. The Save Your Archive Program wishes to help and assist archives at this time by creating a new opportunity to pitch their projects, in a virtual forum, to a select group of motivated industry partners who wish to help. These partners have indicated their support for Save Your Archive and following the Pitching Room session may make an offer of direct support to a selected archive project.
All further information, including the full Call for Projects and the Application Form are available on the Save Your Archive section of the FIAT/IFTA website.
The deadline to submit your project is now extended until Wednesday 14 October, 1730 GMT.