Congress Programme 
       Second century forum  
       Workshops and General Assembly  

April 21 and 22, 2008
Pandora’s Box: Film Archives and the Question of Rights

Clic to expand Twelve years after the Congress in Jerusalem, fiaf is organizing a Symposium on the legal environment surrounding cinematographic works by initiating a discussion on the prickly question of rights.  Relations between producers, film cataloguing administrators, and archiving organizations often unfold in an emotional climate that should be reconsidered.

The Symposium will be based on lectures by specialists from all around the world: historians, archivists, lawyers, and rightsholder representatives.  A special focus will be given to round tables on legal deposit, the public domain, and orphan films.

Other topics to be addressed will include the role of rightsholders and the film archive community, the future of relations between rightsholding and archive companies at the dawn of the digital age, contracts for using preserved and restored films, and the ownership of restorations. Several case studies will be used to fuel the debates, and the public will be able to participate through Q&A sessions.

   April 21    Salle Henri Langlois, Cinémathèque française

9:00 a.m. → 10:00 a.m.
• 64th fiaf congress official opening with Christine Albanel, ministre de la culture et de la communication and Eva Orbanz, fiaf president

Opening of the Symposium

Introduction | Chairman: Antti Alanen, Film Programmer, National Audiovisual Archive, Helsinki: Commission for Programming and Access to Collections

Opening Words| Jean-Eric de Cockborne, Head of the Audiovisual and Media Policies Unit in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission

- Mari Sol Pérez Guevara, Audiovisual and Media Policy Unit, European Commission, Belgium

Keynote Speech | Jukka Liedes, Director, Division of Culture and Media Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland : Author’s rights and copyright and moving images today

Etude de cas : Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927 | Werner Sudendorf, Head of Collections, Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin

10:30 a.m. → 10:50 a.m.
• Coffee break

10:50 a.m.→ 12 p.m.
New Prospects:

- Public Domain | David Pierce, Consultant for the Library of Congress, Washington

- Orphan Works | Paul Klimpel, Administrative Director, Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin

- The International Federation of Film Producers Associations/Association des Cinémathèques européennes - Negotiations on a New Model Deposit Agreement | Gabrielle Claes, Curator of the Cinémathèque royale de Belgique

- The Author’s Point of View | Pascal Rogard, Managing Director of the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers, Paris

12:10 p.m. → 12:30 p.m.
• Questions and answers

12:30 p.m. → 2:00 p.m.
• Lunch

2:00 p.m. → 3:45 p.m.
Round Table: Rightsholders and the Film Archive Community | Chairman: Eric Le Roy, AFF (French Film Archives), Paris

- Martine Offroy, Director of Heritage, Gaumont, Paris

- Ellen Schaffer, Head of Cataloguing at the Société nouvelle de cinématographie, Paris

- Béatrice Valbin, Head of Restoration at Studiocanal, Paris

- Florence Dauman, Producer, Argos, Paris

3:45 p.m. → 4:00 p.m.
The ten commandments of Piracy | Nicolas Seydoux, President of the Association for the Fight Against Audiovisual Piracy, Paris

4:00 p.m. → 4:20 p.m.
• Coffee break

4:20 p.m. → 6:00 p.m.
Round Table : Rightsholders and Archives Facing the Future | Chairman: Valérie Lépine, deputy manager of cinema, CNC, Paris

- Fritz Attaway, Motion Picture Association of America, Washington

- Juan Martin Eveno, Digimage Laboratory, Paris

6:00 p.m. → 6:30 p.m.
• Questions and answers


   April 22    Salle Henri Langlois, Cinémathèque française

9:00 a.m. → 10:30 a.m.
Legal Deposit | Chairman: Clyde Jeavons , Former Curator, National Film and Television Archive, London

- Eric Schwartz, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Washington

- Ardiouma Soma / Gaston Kaboré : le dépôt légal en Afrique

- Nancy Goldman, Head of the Commission, Cataloguing and Documentation Commission : Challenges in managing and using digital files in an archive library

- Yolande Racine, general director of the Cinémathèque Québécoise, Collective Licenses in Quebec

10:30 a.m. → 10:45 a.m.
• Coffee break

10:45 a.m. → 12:15 p.m.
Preservation and Rights Issues | Chairman: Thomas Christensen, curator, Danish Film Institute, Denmark

- Serge Bromberg, Lobster Film, Case study Buster Keaton, Paris

- Jean-François Debarnot, legal director, Institut national de l'audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Institute), Paris

- Camille Blot-Wellens, director of film collections at the Cinémathèque française, Paris: the Albatros catalog

- Martin Koerber, Curator, Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin: Why restoration does not change copyright?

12:15 p.m. → 12:30 p.m.
• Questions and answers

12:30 p.m. → 2:00 p.m.
• Lunch

2:00 p.m. → 3:00 p.m.
Fair Use | Chairman: Patrick Loughney, Senior Curator, George Eastman House, Rochester

- Violaine Challéat, curator for Heritage, Head of Archives Division - Établissement de communication et de production audiovisuelle de La Défense (Audiovisual Production and Communication Institute at La Défense), Paris

- Roger Smither, Keeper, Imperial War Museum, London: Ethics: Who claims control - license - profit - sharing

3:00 p.m. → 3:30 p.m.
• Coffe break

3:30 p.m.→ 5:00 p.m.
Final Round Table : Perspectives on Rights Today | Chairman: Hisashi Okajima, Chief Curator, head of National Film Center, Tokyo

- Eric Schwartz, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Washington

- Fritz Attaway, Motion Picture Association of America, Washington

- Jukka Liedes, Director, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

- Eva Orbanz, fiaf President

5:00 p.m. → 5:30 p.m.
Conclusion | Patrick Loughney, Antti Alanen, Eric Le Roy