Lois Weber's Shoes (1916) The hand of poverty. Courtesy: Milestone Films (link: https://www.milestonefilms.com)

Other Events

AMIA events provide a variety of opportunities to learn from leaders in the field, to network with colleagues from around the world, to explore new approaches and new solutions from different organizations, and to exchange ideas with speakers and fellow participants.

In addition to conferences and symposia, AMIA’s events include screenings and workshops as well as collaborative events with partners the world over.

AMIA/FIAF Archival Screening Night

In May, 2017 AMIA welcomed the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and the Film Librarians Conference to an evening of archival celebration on the Paramount Lot.  Renowned film critic and tireless supporter of classic films Leonard Maltin hosted an evening of clips demonstrating the depth and breadth of collections and archivists within AMIA.

 JTS – Joint Technical Symposium

The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is an international scientific and technical event dealing with matters of particular importance to audiovisual archives and archivists. Organized every few years by the audiovisual archives associations that make up the CCAAA, it provides an opportunity for colleagues around the world and those interested in the field to meet and share information about the preservation of original image and sound materials.  AMIA has hosted the JTS in 2004 and 2007.  The next JTS is tentatively scheduled for 2019.

Screenings

AMIA highlights the work of archivists and archives through screenings at the Conference, at The Reel Thing symposium, and other events.

Festival of the Archives

In 2012 AMIA hosted its first Festival of the Archives.  The festival’s mission is to promote to the public the work done by moving image archives in their efforts to preserve history and cultural heritage.  The 2012 festival was produced in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival.