Program

Watching films after their restoration we have the opportunity to see for ourselves the great power of Polish cinema on the big screen in excellent digital quality.

Martin Scorsese on Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Thursday
9th November
10:00AM – 6:00PM


10:00am – 11:00am

Registration opening


11:00am

Opening and welcome (Under-secretary of State The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Paweł Lewandowski, Head of Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion Polish Film Institute Renata Pawłowska-Pyra, presenter Grażyna Torbicka)


11:15am – 12:00pm

Session I: Starting Point & Strategy for the future

Digitization efforts of film heritage resources for future sustainability and public access

DiGi Poland – Renata Pawłowska-Pyra, Head of Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion Polish Film Institute, Poland.

Keynote speech: Bridging Centuries. Our Responsibilities to the Past – Josef Lindner, the Academy's Preservation Officer at Film Archive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / member of FIAF Executive Committee, USA.


12:00pm – 1:30pm

Session II: Keepers of Analogue treasures: role of Film Archives in the digital environment

Keynote speech: How to destroy film heritage – Thomas Christensen, Danish Film Institute / the Association of European Cinematheques (ACE), Denmark.

Panel discussion and Q&A:

  • Thomas Christensen, Danish Film Institute / the Association of European Cinematheques (ACE), Denmark,
  • Josef Lindner, the Academy's Preservation Officer at Film Archive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / member of FIAF Executive Committee, USA,
  • Michal Bregant, CEO of the National Film Archive in Prague, Czech Republic,
  • Anna Sienkiewicz-Rogowska, Deputy Director of National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland,
  • Kieron Webb, Film Conservation Manager at the BFI National Archive, Great Britain.

  • Moderator Elżbieta Wysocka, Head of film restoration and digital repository, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland.


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch


2:30pm – 3:50pm

Session III: Film Restoration: the past & the future, part I

How did the film restoration evolve. Memories of the Kinozaur – Martin Koerber, Head Curator of Film Archive at Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Germany.

The digital statement project – Céline Ruivo, Curator of the film collection - Cinémathèque Française, Paris / Head of The FIAF Technical Commission, France.

Planning Restoration and Remastering projects at the BFI National Archive – Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive, London / Member of the FIAF Technical Commission, Great Britain.


3:50pm – 4:10pm

Coffee break


4:10pm – 6:00pm

Session IV: Film Restoration: the past & the future, part II

Digital Restoration in National Film Archive in Prague, 2011-2017 – Matěj Strnad, Collections Development and Methodology NFA, Czech Republic.

Professional development of digital restoration in Poland - Kamil Rutkowski, CTO DI Factory, SMPTE-PL Chairman, Poland.

Round table and Q&A:

  • Kamil Rutkowski, CTO, DI Factory, SMPTE-PL Chairman, Poland,
  • Matěj Strnad, Collections Development and Methodology NFA, Czech Republic,
  • Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive, London / Member of the FIAF Technical Commission, Great Britain,
  • Céline Ruivo, Curator of the film collection - Cinémathèque Française, Paris / Head of The FIAF Technical Commission, France,
  • Martin Koerber, Head Curator of Film Archive at Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Germany.

  • Moderator Elżbieta Wysocka, Head of film restoration and digital repository, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland

Friday
10th November
11:00AM – 6:00PM


9:00am – 11:00am

Visiting Warsaw*


11:00am – 12:20pm

Session V: Digital but/and Trustworthy: New strategies of long-term archiving

Keynote speech: The Evolution of Digital Archives – Michael Friend, the director of the digital archive of Sony Pictures Entertainment / member of AMIA, SMPTE, USA.

Archiving of audiovisual assets in the digital age – Bendik Bryde, Business development manager Piql, Norway.


12:15pm – 12:30pm

Coffee break


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Session VI: Digital but/and Trustworthy: New strategies of long-term archiving. Cataloguing and documenting restoration processes

The FIAF Restoration Report Project: How to Document the Process of Restoration – Céline Ruivo, Curator of the film collection - Cinémathèque Française, Paris / Head of The FIAF Technical Commission, France.

Everything an Archivist would like to know about your restoration project in 2050 (when you will not be there to answer). Documentation of restoration workflows in FINA – Elżbieta Wysocka, Head of film restoration and digital repository, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland.

Moderated discussion and Q&A

  • Michael Friend, the director of the digital archive of Sony Pictures Entertainment / member of AMIA, SMPTE, USA,
  • Bendik Bryde, Business development manager Piql, Norway,
  • Céline Ruivo, Curator of the film collection - Cinémathèque Française, Paris / Head of The FIAF Technical Commission, France,
  • Elżbieta Wysocka, Head of film restoration and digital repository, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland,
  • Thomas Christensen, Danish Film Institute / the Association of European Cinematheques (ACE), Denmark.

  • Moderator Josef Lindner, the Academy's Preservation Officer at Film Archive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / member of FIAF Executive Committee, USA.


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch


2:30pm – 4:10pm

Session VII: Sharing the Results: Visions and economies of archival film distribution

Keynote speech: Independent film restoration and distribution: the impact on cinema history, filmmaking and national heritage – Dennis Doros (AMIA President / Milestone, Film Foundation) and Amy Heller (Milestone, Film Foundation), USA.

Reaching out: Films need audiences – Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator BFI, Great Britain.

Keynote speech: Gian Luca Farinelli, the director of the Cineteca di Bologna, Italy.


4:10pm – 4:30pm

Coffee break


4:30pm – 5:30pm

Moderated discussion and Q&A:

  • Dennis Doros, AMIA President / Milestone, Film Foundation, USA,
  • Amy Heller, Milestone, Film Foundation, USA,
  • Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator BFI, Great Britain,
  • Gian Luca Farinelli, the director of the Cineteca di Bologna, Italy.

  • Moderator Jędrzej Sabliński, CEO DI Factory, Poland.


5:30pm – 5:45pm

Conference summary – Renata Pawłowska-Pyra, Head of Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion Polish Film Institute, Poland.


5:45pm – 6:00pm

Conference closing speech and introduction to the film – Grażyna Torbicka


6:00pm

Screening of "Knife in the Water" by dir. Roman Polanski (1961) and the Afterparty


* registration in the registration form