The 69th Congress of the FIAF (21st-27th April 2013)

The 69th Congress of the International Federation of the Film Archives (FIAF) will take place in Barcelona from 21st to 27th April 2013. The goal of the Congress is twofold: firstly, to serve as a meeting point to debate the role of film archives at a decisive mo­ment both in respect of recent ad­vances in technology and the chal­lenges faced by the arts an culture in the context of the current world­wide economic crisis, and secondly, to show off our new facilities. Part of the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC) and the Cultural Department of the Government of Catalonia, Filmote­ca de Catalunya will hold the Con­gress at its new premises which were opened in February this year in the Raval, an area of Barcelona particu­larly rich in cultural installations.

The Congress will be an opportu­nity to share experiences and ideas, with special attention being paid to the subject of the symposium: “Multiversions”, or how differing versions exist around a single title, due to reasons such as: censorship, dubbing, coproductions, director’s cut, etc.

During the two days of the Symposium on 22-23 April 2013, six panels will discuss the following themes:

- Multiversions in the History of Cinema

- Typologies of Multiversions

- The role of Archives: Preservation, Cataloguing, Restoration and

Circulation of Multiversions

- Is it possible to speak about a single original version?