Categories: NewsFlash
      Date: Sep  8, 2009
     Title: European Film Gateway Newsletter

The 2nd issue of the European Film Gateway (EFG) Newsletter is out now. Offering up-to-date information on the project outcomes, the newsletter also reports on activities and events regarding the film archival community as well as the wider group of Europeana projects to which the EFG belongs.

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One year after the official start of the EFG project in September 2008, the groundwork is laid for a successful establishment of the EFG web portal, which will eventually give access to some 700.000 digitised texts, images and films kept in European film archives.

A major task of the first year’s work was the building of the EFG database structure, which will allow collecting and harmonising heterogeneous data from the contributing archives and will form the backbone of the EFG web portal to be launched in summer 2010.

This edition covers the following areas -

The European Jigsaw - Latest news on the Europeana Group

Framework Agreement Between ACE and FIAPF for Voluntary Deposit of Films - Find out more about the recently signed framework agreement for voluntary deposit of films in film preservation archives

Google Book Settlement Opt Out Deadline Ends - Latest news from the Google Book Settlement

Treasures from the Archives - More information on rare and old film from the EFG including Friedrich Alwin Hutzli's film from 1935 which gives unique insight into everyday life in rural Switzerland and early motion pictures by Denmark’s first filmmaker Peter Elfelt (1866-1931) from the Danish Film Institute.