Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School

10 Oct 2023 to 19 Oct 2023
New Delhi, India

Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS) 2023


FIAF, in partnership with Film Heritage Foundation, will be conducting the 3rd edition of the Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS) at the India International Centre, New Delhi from 10 to 19 October 2023.

Audio-visual collections age, deteriorate, and expand exponentially in the digital age; therefore, it has become vitally important to invest in training, outreach, and assistance programs aimed at providing guidance to professionals whose responsibility is preservation and access.

This 10-day comprehensive summer school will cover the complete range of the issues and topics required to work in the field of audio-visual preservation and will be taught by an international faculty of experts in the field.

The summer school will include both lectures and hands-on sessions on film, video, audio and digital preservation, film conservation and restoration, digitization, disaster recovery, cataloguing, copyright, programming, and much more. Classes will be followed by daily evening screenings of restored films from around the world. Note that the course will be conducted in English only.

BAVASS 2023 is open to applicants from all over the world. Applicants will have the option of applying for one of a number of discretionary scholarships in cases where they would otherwise not be able to attend, in order to assist with registration and travel costs.