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Invitation by FOCAL Int to mark UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 27th Oct with screening of early Peter Sellers films at Cinelab

27 October 2014

Cinelab, 714 Banbury Avenue, Slough, SL1 4LR

Invitation by FOCAL International to mark UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with screening of early Peter Sellers films at Cinelab


We are delighted to announce that Cinelab London who offer a full suite of laboratory services from front-end 16mm and 35mm negative processing to 35mm feature film distribution printing, have kindly agreed to host FOCAL International’s celebration of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, held annually 27th October.
To mark this year’s topic "Archives at Risk: much more to do" Cinelab will show two early short films starring Peter Sellers: Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia is good for you (RT 20 mins each). Both Films were made in 1957 but were never released. Cinelab received the film elements in January 2014 and have created Digital Masters.

The occassion will also be used to announce the winner of FOCAL International's 2nd Archive Based Programme Pitching Competition.

Cinelab is located at 714 Banbury Avenue, Slough SL1 4LR. The journey time by train from Paddington to Burnham, Bucks is 20 mins. There you will be picked up by car and taken to Cinelab (3 minutes).

Starting at 7pm Cinelab will provide refreshments and a short introduction. This will be followed by the screening. The evening will finish at approximately 8.30 – 9pm.

This event is free of charge and open to FOCAL International Members and colleagues but you must register to attend and please don’t then change your mind once registered!

TO REGISTER: Use Book Event button above.


Are you planning an event or promotion for this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on October 27th?

If so, send us your event or promotion so we can post it to the AMIA website as well as ensuring it is part of the World Day website (www.worldavheritage.or) by emailing us
The World Day website welcomes contributions of news articles on events or activities, photos, videos associated with World Day activities and programs.

A few guidelines for information to post to the websites -
1. text and photos should be set in electronic copy (not a url of a website)
2. photos should be accompanied with captions and already reduced to web resolution;
3. audio and video clips may be submitted as links with or without embed codes
The theme this year is " Archives at Risk - Much More to Do." The website not only contains news about how the world will be celebrating the event, but also information on significant AV documents worldwide as listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World (MOW) Programme Register.
In 2005, UNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage in order to raise awareness of the importance of AV documents as integral part of national identities and the world's memory and to draw attention to the urgent need to safeguard them.

Laura Rooney, AMIA, 1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028
p. 323.463.1500