On June 5th, DIASTOR organizes the one day conference Film im digitalen Zeitalter. Digitalisierung, Bewirtschaftung und Sicherung von Filmen (Film in the Digital Age. Digitization, Access, and Storage of Films) in Zurich. The conference aims at providing information to a broad audience of film professionals (directors, producers, distributors), archivists, politicians, journalists, film scholars and historians. International experts in the field will give insights into their practices, solutions, standards and work-flows. The talks will be in German, English, or French with simultaneous translation for participants.
Every filmmaker and producer faces the challenge of keeping their films accessible for future audiences, either by digitizing analog films or by constantly migrating their digital assets in accordance with the dynamic evolution of technical requirements. At the same time, many new questions arise on how to preserve digital film elements for the future. The topics covered at this conference include international best practices, technical solutions and standards, curatorial aspects, costs and economical benefits, memo-politics, long-term perspectives, and requirements for sustainable approaches. The day will be concluded by a screening of the new restoration of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari with an introduction by Anke Wilkening, Head Restorer of the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation.
The DIASTOR team organizes the conference in collaboration with FOCAL Foundation for professional training in cinema and audiovisual media. It is supported by Swiss National Science Foundation and Memoriav.
We will provide regular updates on the progress with our conference organization. Please subscribe to this page to receive all the information. Please send further inquiries to DIASTOR team member Franziska Heller.
See you in Zurich!