The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards are designed to honor outstanding archival initiatives and projects that have improved significantly the ways in which the archives are preserved, managed and used. Any initiative that brings the professional preservation and management of audiovisual archives to a higher level, any project that valorizes the use of archive in an outstanding way, is eligible to enter.
The Archive Achievement Awards are developed by FIAT/IFTA, the international federation of television archives. Members of FIAT/IFTA can nominate their own organisation, or they can nominate a person or organisation with whom they have collaborated to bring the project to a successful end. The FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards winners will be announced during the Awards Show, a part of the Gala Dinner at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2018, taking place in Venice, October 9 – 12 th.
Read about the three categories
Excellence in Media Management
“Opening Up the Archives with New Media Management Technologies, Tools and Techniques”.
We are looking for Archive Technology projects which have experimented, developed and implemented new and emerging media management technologies and tools to open up the archives in new and efficient ways.
Excellence in Media Preservation
“Preserving analog or digital material in a professional and innovative way.”
We are looking for projects in the domain of analog or digital preservation, that have successfully developed and implemented a (part of the) preservation process that excels in professionality or innovation.
Excellence in Archival Use and Valorization
“Valorization, exploitation and opening up of audiovisual collections focused on the end user, e.g., general audiences, education, creators, tourism, and other sectors”
We are looking for projects that have taken advantage of some or all aspects of archive collections in a digital environment (value assessment, storytelling, copyright and Intellectual Property issues, technology, ethics, user experiences, etc.) in order to increase awareness and grow of the value and use of audiovisual archives worldwide.