As part of UNESCO WDAVH 2021
FIAT/IFTA is proud to present
Selected Projects FIAT/IFTA Save Your Archive Program Call 2020, with Partners
Black Lives: Historical Friendships and the King’s Men. Legacies in Ghana, South Africa and London, @ DOKUMENTA, VIDEO, UK.
3 important audio-visual collections, 1990s, stories of the Scottish Reverend Sidney Pearson who built an African Eton; production materials of 1st Ghana-South African Co-production CH1; Black London (for BBC) 1990s, featuring interviews with artists including Eartha Kitt, Alice Walker.
In partnership with MEMNON
Yuruparí Documentary Series, Proimágenes, Colombia.
A selection of 9 titles from mid-1980s TV series on 16mm format showcasing Colombian diverse cultural traditions, celebrations, and ethnic diversity.
In Partnership with the PRASAD CORPORATION
World Audio-visual archives everywhere are endangered unless they have the necessary means, technical resources, knowhow and support from funders and policy drivers to take action to protect these collections for the long term; and to bring them to life again for the new generations of today and tomorrow.
This is not news sadly to the audio-visual sector. Rarely is it newsworthy until something is lost forever. But for many the window to the world is closed on their priceless collections containing the history and culture of nations and people. In disadvantaged regions of the world the window may be firmly shut.
Whether through lack of funding, expertise or more extreme events of conflict and climate disaster, the hurdles can seem insurmountable. As professional associations and organisations, if we do not keep a spotlight on this neglect in order to trigger action, we too are part of the problem.
FIAT/IFTA believes we can and should do everything in our power to promote and action the safeguarding of our priceless world audio-visual heritage and to lead by example.
This is why in 2020 FIAT/IFTA teamed up with long standing supporting industry partners to bring their expertise, services and direct support to a number of valuable well defined projects in need of support, through the launch of a new edition of the FIAT/IFTA Save Your Archive Program, 2020.
Following our call for projects and a lively Pitching Session at the FIAT/IFTA first ever online World Conference in 2020 hosted by RTE in Dublin. Two highly regarded archive projects were selected and are now moving forward within the SYA Program with the support of industry partners, MEMNON and the PRASAD Corporation.
Experts in audio-visual digitisation and processing of large scale video, audio and film material, each partner brings key support to their chosen project and archive to deliver concrete results and showcase what can be achieved by collaboration.
The selected projects were announced and presented at the 2021 FIAT/IFTA World Conference hosted by FIAT/IFTA and SACIA, the South Africa Communications Industry Association.
The projects will run for 18-24 months. The Save Your Archives Program continues in 2022. All are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
Save Your Archive Program is and initiative of the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council.