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Film Archives in Africa


The Film Archives in Africa Project (2010-2015) was a joint project between the Goethe Institute Südafrika and FIAF. The general aims of the project, which was funded by a 64,000€ grant from the Goethe Institute Südafrika, were first to obtain clearer information about the present situation of archiving audio-visual heritage in the sub-Saharan part of Africa, and then to answer training needs of archivists in archives with audio-visual collections, and offer technical equipment where it was needed. A list of the project’s practical achievements can be found below. However, FIAF recognizes that the work begun by this project should be continued, and that the Federation could play a vital role in its future.

The Project's final report, written by Eva Orbanz, can be found HERE.

The Project included the following activities and events:

 

27 January - 5 February 2010;
29 March - 9 April 2010

Visit by Karl Griep, Head Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin, to the archives in Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya

28 March - 8 April 2011

Financial support for the participation of five archivists – from Ghana (two), Kenya (one), Tanzania (two) – at the “NFVSA/FIAF Summer School” and the FIAF Congress organized by the National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Pretoria

April 2011

Financial support for the Head of the National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Jos, Nigeria, to attend the FIAF Congress in Pretoria


7 - 11 May 2012

Organization of a “School on Wheels” in the Kenya National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi. FIAF lecturers: Thelma Ross, Luca Giuliani and Egbert Koppe

13 - 18 August 2012

Organization of a “School on Wheels” in the National Film and Television Institute, Accra, Ghana. FIAF lecturers: Thelma Ross, Luca Giuliani and David Walsh

November 2012

Purchase and transport of a 35mm Steenbeck editing table to the Kenya National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi, Kenya


18 March - 7 April 2013

Financial support for an internship at the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin/Hoppegarten, for the Head of the film archive at the National Archive of Malawi

5 - 12 October 2013

Financial support for the Head of the film archive at the National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, Italy. This enabled Mr. Mwangi to see examples of digital film restoration, to participate in workshops, and to develop a wider contact with film archivists from all over the world

8 - 12 June 2015

Financial support for Bright Joshua, Head of the film archive at the National Archive of Malawi, to attend the ESARBICA (Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives) Conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Film Archives in Africa


The Film Archives in Africa Project (2010-2015) was a joint project between the Goethe Institute Südafrika and FIAF. The general aims of the project, which was funded by a 64,000€ grant from the Goethe Institute Südafrika, were first to obtain clearer information about the present situation of archiving audio-visual heritage in the sub-Saharan part of Africa, and then to answer training needs of archivists in archives with audio-visual collections, and offer technical equipment where it was needed. A list of the project’s practical achievements can be found below. However, FIAF recognizes that the work begun by this project should be continued, and that the Federation could play a vital role in its future.

The Project's final report, written by Eva Orbanz, can be found HERE.

The Project included the following activities and events:

 

27 January - 5 February 2010;
29 March - 9 April 2010

Visit by Karl Griep, Head Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin, to the archives in Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya

28 March - 8 April 2011

Financial support for the participation of five archivists – from Ghana (two), Kenya (one), Tanzania (two) – at the “NFVSA/FIAF Summer School” and the FIAF Congress organized by the National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Pretoria

April 2011

Financial support for the Head of the National Film, Video and Sound Archive in Jos, Nigeria, to attend the FIAF Congress in Pretoria


7 - 11 May 2012

Organization of a “School on Wheels” in the Kenya National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi. FIAF lecturers: Thelma Ross, Luca Giuliani and Egbert Koppe

13 - 18 August 2012

Organization of a “School on Wheels” in the National Film and Television Institute, Accra, Ghana. FIAF lecturers: Thelma Ross, Luca Giuliani and David Walsh

November 2012

Purchase and transport of a 35mm Steenbeck editing table to the Kenya National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi, Kenya


18 March - 7 April 2013

Financial support for an internship at the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin/Hoppegarten, for the Head of the film archive at the National Archive of Malawi

5 - 12 October 2013

Financial support for the Head of the film archive at the National Archive and Documentation Service, Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, Italy. This enabled Mr. Mwangi to see examples of digital film restoration, to participate in workshops, and to develop a wider contact with film archivists from all over the world

8 - 12 June 2015

Financial support for Bright Joshua, Head of the film archive at the National Archive of Malawi, to attend the ESARBICA (Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives) Conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe