About the Study
The Study “Digital Agenda for European Film Heritage” (DAEFH) intends to assess the challenges and opportunities Film Heritage Institutions are facing in the Digital Era and to provide the European Commission with the required basis to review and update the 2005 Recommendation on Film Heritage.
The studied started on 10 January 2011 and lasted for 11 months. The expected results of the study are the following:
• Detailed description of the challenges that film heritage institutions are facing in relation to collection of digital film
material, storage and long-term preservation of digital film material, digital restoration, digitisation and integration
in Europeana, access to collections thanks to new technologies and digital cinema distribution.
• Comparison with other sectors facing the same challenges: European and American Production Companies,
American Film Heritage Institutions, Public Service Broadcasting archives and Space Data.
• Proposals for legal/organisational/technical changes have to be introduced to ensure that film archives will continue
to perform their role in the digital era and their cost.
• Evaluation of the awareness and readiness of film heritage institution for these changes.
• Policy options for EU and Member States action (backed by a cost/benefit analysis) as well as recommendations and
a calendar for changes in Film Heritage Institutions.
The DAEFH Study is the answer to the European Commission call for tenders SMART 2010/0001 “Challenges of the Digital Era for Film Heritage Institutions” (Contract No: 30-CE-0387312/00-27).
The terms of reference of the study are available on http://ec.europa.eu/avpolicy/docs/library/studies/heritage/tender_specif.pdf
About the Partnership
peacefulfish, the main tenderer of The Study, is honoured to conduct The Study in partnership with a distinguished group of experts, covering the archival, the technical and the legal issues of this project:
Nicola Mazzanti, Professional Consultant and Head of Collections & Digitisation at the Royal Belgian Film Archive,
Jean-Charles Hourcade, President of Red Cat Technologies(-> link to profile on next page), and his colleague Andrew Hackett,
Professor Niklas Bruun, Director of the IPR University Centre, and his colleague Marja-Leena Mansala; Secretary General of the IPR University Center.
For the partner’s profiles please click here