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


FRAME courses develop and strengthen the community of European and international professionals working in the audiovisual archive fields.

Session 1: FRAME Tech (rescheduled), online: 24-26 November 2020
Session 2: FRAME Access, online: 1-3 December 2020 

Application deadline: 15 October 2020
(Application deadline for scholarships: 1 October 2020)  

FRAME courses:

- Update and develop professionals’ competencies and knowledge all along their career; 
- Present and promote inspiring projects, examples and best practices;
- Give an overview of the latest practices and sector trends;
- Build a common language and shared professional practices.

FRAME Expert normally takes places at the same location as the FIAT-IFTA World Conference (which changes each year and is online in 2020), but will not take place in 2020

FRAME Tech: preservation and digitisation of audiovisual media
FRAME Expert: new strategies, innovations, professional skills management and business development (not held in 2020)
FRAME Access: documentation, rights management and metadata management. 

FRAME Tech is a five-day international training course dedicated to the technical stakes of audiovisual archive management. It provides a complete overview of the different stages of a technical archiving process: physical assets preservation, digitisation, digital storage and management of digital multimedia assets.

FRAME Tech provides good practices in archiving strategies and policies, preventive preservaton and storage of the physical carriers, digitisation of audiovisual archives (methodology, technical and organisational choices), audiovisual digital file formats, digital storage and preservation, media asset management solutions, quality control.

The course also addresses specific trending issues, e.g. AI technologies applied to audiovisual archives, sorting and eliminating processes, tendering procedures, technical specifications for service provision etc.

FRAME Tech combines different pedagogical approaches. The speakers are recognised experts from several European institutions and companies. Networking is on the agenda since there is also have an opportunity to exchange on professional practices with several participants from different backgrounds, from all over Europe!

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' project 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 half-day 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.

FRAME Access gives an overview of the different options for promoting archive content to an audience, 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
Target groupProducers, Content developers, Exhibitors, Lawyers, Archivist, Documentalist, Cataloger, Project Manager, Technical supervisor, Media manager
Without project
Junior | Intermediate | Senior
700 350 for scholarship holders
Included Lunches only.