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Thursday, October 29 • 18:30 - 19:30
SAVE YOUR ARCHIVE session - part 2

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*Available in Spanish and French via Interprefy 

The Save Your Archive (SYA) program is one of the flagship initiatives of FIAT/IFTA. The divided into two slots session will serve to briefly introduce the SYA to the audience, to summarize the most recent SYA project orchestrated by the The National Archive of Zimbabwe (NAZ) that allowed to save 330 hours of unique film records and, last but not least, to creat space for a pitching session of the SYA 2020 edition of the Save Your Archive with Partners.

The aim of the SYA pitching session is to create an opportunity for the SYA 2020 applicants to fully present their projects and thus to allow the SYA Partners to better understand their specificities and to have a moment to engage into a discussion before the final selection is made. The rules of the pitching session are simple. Each applicant is requested to pre-record a pitch in a form of a video that will be used during the session to introduce the submitted project. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the SYA Partners present.

The exchange is also open to a wider public not directly involved in the selection process.

This session will consist of:
  • 18.30 - 19.15: 4 pitches of projects candidating for the new grant:
      1) Laboratorio Experimental de Cine - Walter Forsberg and Elena Pardo
      2) Dokumenta.Video - José Velazquez and David Dunkley Gyimah
      3) RTI (Radio et Télévision Ivoirienne) - Suzanne Essan and Douglas Nzo
      4) Caliban Cinema and Content - Silvio Tendler and Tao Burity
  • 19.15 - 19.30: Wrap-up - Bríd Dooley and Maria Drabczyk

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Bríd Dooley

Head of Archives, RTÉ
Bríd Dooley is Head of Archives for RTÉ, Ireland’s national public service media organisation, with a career spanning over 30 years in both the UK and Ireland, as well as being an active member of a number of professional international association networks. As Department Head... Read More →
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Maria Drabczyk

Project Manager, National FIlm Archive - Audiovisual Institute
Project manager at the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA), in charge of international cooperation mostly focused on access and creative re-use of Institute's digital collection for research, educational or artistic purposes. She is board member of the EUscreen... Read More →


Silvio Tendler

CEO, Caliban Cinema and Content

Tao Burity

Post-production Coordinator, Caliban Cinema and Content
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Walter Forsberg

Media Conservator, Laboratorio Experimental de Cine, Mexico
Walter Forsberg works as a filmmaker and media conservator based in Mexico City. His films have screened widely, including at the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Toronto film festivals, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and... Read More →
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José Velázquez

Documentarian, La Digitalizadora de la Memoria Colectiva
José Velázquez has been involved in and around the world of digital video acquisition, compression and delivery since its coming of age in the early 90s. Trained at the BBC in broadcast operations and TV production, he also holds an MA in Documentary Research for Film and TV. Since... Read More →

Elena Pardo

Director, Laboratorio Experimental de Cine

David Dunkley Gyimah

Lecturer, University of Cardiff
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Suzanne Essan

Assistant conservator, Ministry of Culure of Ivory Coast

Douglas Nzo

Logistics Manager, TOTAL

Thursday October 29, 2020 18:30 - 19:30 GMT
d. Session 3