Bangladesh wants to host the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Congress in 2021 on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of her Independence.
Bangladesh Information Secretary Mortuza Ahmed will present the proposal in the 2017 FIAF Congress which is taking place in Los Angeles from 28 April -3 May 2017 for hosting the event.
A press note sent by Press Information Department (PID) informed the media of this on Sunday.
The congress is being hosted by the Academy Film Archive and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
The international film archival community has the opportunity to meet every year at the FIAF Congress. This is the occasion for FIAF archivists and external participants to share their experiences and exchange information and discuss collaborative projects.
The FIAF Congress is held every year in a different country, and consists of various sessions on scientific, cultural, historical, legal, and administrative issues including a symposium, commissions workshops, open forum discussions, regional meetings, film screenings, social events, and the Federation's annual General Assembly.
FIAF Congresses are prepared several years in advance. Affiliates interested in hosting a Congress are invited to explore the Guidelines for hosting the FIAF Congress. The hosting archive/city is usually chosen by the General Assembly three years before the Congress is due to take place.
The 2018 Congress will take place in Prague (Czech Republic) and will be hosted by the Narodni Filmovy Archiv in April 2018 while the 2019 Congress will take place in Lausanne (Switzerland) and will be hosted by the Cinematheque Suisse in April 2019.
FIAF's official date of birth is generally recognized as 17 June 1938, as confirmed by the date of the "Agreement for the International Federation of Film Archives" signed in Paris by its four founder-members - the Cinematheque Francaise, Germany's Reichsfilmarchiv, the British Film Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art Film Library.
The organization has been being dedicated to the preservation of and access to the world's film heritage since 1938.