Workshop on preserving movies with IMF (Amsterdam)

Making movies is costly and time-consuming. Preserving them is critical.

Video recording
Report and next steps on preserving movies with IMF
Fri, September 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM CEST
Eye Film Museum, 1 IJpromenade, 1031 KT Amsterdam, Netherlands
The IMF UG invites you to join worldwide experts around program focused on the needs of public archives for the preservation of movies, and the applicability of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) in these applications.

IMF has established itself as a recognized and standardized intermediate format in this process. While IMF was originally conceived as a common source format for different distribution channels, it has emerged as a promising candidate for archiving and preservation of movies.

This workshop is one of a series of two. A sister event took place in Los Angeles.

Program chair
Siegfried Foessel


1:00 pm Start
1:00 pm Welcome and goals of the workshop Pierre Lemieux
(IMF UG chair)
1:15 pm Towards solving the Digital Dilemma: File Format Standards, Open Source Software, Workflows and Open Issues Andy Maltz
(Managing Director, Science and Technology Council – AMPAS)
1:30 pm The CEN TC457 project on standardization of long-term archive formats Siegfried Foessel
(Head of department Moving Picture Technologies – Fraunhofer IIS)
1:45 pm Why French CNC promotes IMF Simone Appleby
(Film heritage – CNC)
2:00 pm Current workflows in a public archive Lars Karlsson
(Head of digital restoration and preservation – Swedish Film Institute)
2:15 pm IMF in Film Preservation Walter Arrighetti (consultant)
2:30 pm IMF for Archive workflows – A practical view Laurence Stoll (Marquise)
2:45 pm Coffee break
3:15 pm IMF and metadata at EBU Jean-Pierre Evain (EBU)

Matthieu Parmentier, (francetélévisions)

3:30 pm Publication & Reuse – The BBC Archive Perspective Brendon Mallon (BBC)
3:45 pm Panel on migration, asset management and archive exchange formats Steve Fish (Turner Broadcasting)

Matthieu Fasani (Dalet)

Nobuki Yoshiyama (NHK)

David Deelo (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

4:15 pm Final Q&A session, conclusion Pierre Lemieux

Siegfried Foessel

4:45 pm Adjournment