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Welcome to 74th FIAF Congress In Prague

Dear friends and colleagues,
In April 2018 the National Film Archive in Prague will welcome the delegates and guests of the 74th Congress of FIAF. This will be the fourth FIAF Congress in our country, which reflects the importance of film archives in Czech culture and society and the dedication of generations of Czech film archivists to FIAF.

The main venue of the 2018 Congress and Symposium will be the New Building of the National Museum. Therefore, the National Film Archive is grateful to our partners at the National Museum, as well as to the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, which helped us substantially to organize the Congress. Among other principal supporters I would like to thank in particular the Central Bohemia Region and its Governor, the Czech Film Fund and the Embassy of Luxembourg in the Czech Republic.

The year 2018 will be marked by a series of political anniversaries, such as the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and the Prague Spring and subsequent occupation in 1968. The 80th anniversary of FIAF is no less important for the mission of our archive as one of many film heritage institutions around the globe, which are ready to take yet another breath and look into the future with hope and optimism. Sharing as the topic of the symposium during the first two days of the Congress should bring lots of inspiration, both for our daily practice and conceptual thinking about our mission in the 21st century.

Michal Bregant, CEO National Film Archive