Digital & multimedia / Project development / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Management & financing


FRAME is an intensive training course over three five-day sessions on digital audiovisual archive management, giving professionals a common technical language and knowledge.

Session 1: 17-21 June 2019, Bry-sur-Marne/Paris, France
Session 2: 8 October 2019 (tbc), Dubrovnik, Croatia
Session 3: 18-22 November 2019, Bucharest, Romanie 

The use of audiovisual content involves new technologies and new way of delivering content. This use requires its analogue content digitised, described, accessible and promoted. FRAME addresses, in three sessions, each step of the management of the content: implementation of best practices in terms of preservation and digitisation of old content, management of a file-based archive (storage, media management, security of data…), rights’ management, description and accessibility of content for various audiences and development of adapted business models.

The 1st session of 2019, FRAME Tech, and the 3rd session, FRAME Access, are both for 15 participants whereas the 2nd session FRAME Executive is for 20 participants.

The first session will take place at INA, France and the third session at another European institution managing audiovisual archives.

FRAME Expert takes places at the same location as the FIAT-IFTA World Conference (which changes each year).

FRAME Tech: preservation and digitisation of audiovisual media
FRAME Expert: new strategies, innovations, professional skills management and business development
FRAME Access: documentation, rights management and metadata management. 

Through a methodological and technical approach, FRAME Tech provides an overview of an archive's role, focused on physical assets management, digitisation and digital objects preservation.

Provisional schedule
DAY 1: Participants' projects presentation / The new challenges of audiovisual archives management / Acquisition of digital born archives
DAY 2: Digitisation of audiovisual carriers: methodology and presentation of digitisation workshops
DAY 3: Digital Asset Management systems
DAY 4: Digital preservation / Preventive conservation of audiovisual carriers
DAY 5: Case studies: innovative usages in audiovisual preservation.

FRAME Expert acknowledges that exchanges with peers and collective intelligence are the key to overcoming the challenges Archives will encounter. Consequently, it takes the form of a workshop embedded in the FIAT/IFTA World Conference. It targets mainly project leaders, strategists and managers, but is open to every willing candidate. During half a day, participants discuss a selected topic in groups. With the help of a discussion leader, each group produces a set of good practices and recommendations to be shared with the community.

There are many ways to promote archive content to an audience. FRAME Access gives an overview of the different options, as well as the means (documentation system and practices, legal environment...) an archive owns to improve its content management and accessibility.

Provisional schedule
DAY 1: Access and promotion models
DAY 2: Documentation and metadata
DAY 3: Data reuse / Design and user experience
DAY 4: Legal framework in archives
DAY 5: Visit of a partner institution
Learning outcomesParticipants will benefit from:

    • A complete overview of the innovative solutions available,
    • New competences needed to identify the appropriate strategy in the light of conditions and local priorities for designing and implementing the processing lines within their own organisation,
    • The opportunity to strengthen their network of media archive managers.
Target groupProducers, Content developers, Exhibitors, Lawyers, Archivist, Documentalist, Cataloger, Project Manager, Technical supervisor, Media manager
Without project
Junior | Intermediate | Senior
1000 Per Tech and Access session: EUR 100 for the Executives session. EUR 50 for scholarship holders. Accommodation and meals extra.
3 scholarships for the Tech and Access sessions. The scholarship-awarded participants pay EUR 500 and the scholarship covers the cost of the transportation from their country of residence to the place where the session is held.
Included Lunches only.