Balkans’ Memory

BALKANS’ MEMORY, Preserving and promoting audiovisual heritage in the Western Balkans



Balkans’ Memory is a 3-year project (2012-2014) whose objective is to implement in the Western Balkans the first steps of an ambitious policy of preservation and promotion of audiovisual heritage and to promote the dissemination of good practices and know-how and strengthen the skills of the professionals working in archive centers and broadcasters of the area.


It is composed of preparatory actions – conferences, seminars, and trainings - whose aim is to raise awareness among decision-makers of the Western Balkans on the necessity to invest in the preservation, digitization, use and management of their cinematographic and audiovisual heritage.

Associated partners/participants

The project is leading by Ina through its center for expertise in media and digital contents, Ina EXPERT, in partnership with the Croatian audiovisual centre (HAVC), the National Film Archive of Albania (AQSHF) and the COPEAM, and per countries:
Albania: AQSHF
Bosnia and Herzegovina: National Film Archive of Bosnia-Herzegovina, BHRT, RTRS, Cinematheque of Republika Srpska
Croatia: Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Cinematheque of Croatia, HRT
France: INA, FIAT/IFTA, French film archives (AFF)
FYR Macedonia: Cinematheque of Macedonia, Radio-television of the FYROM (MKRTV)
Kosovo: Radio-television of Kosovo (RTK)
Montenegro: Cinematheque of Montenegro, Radio-television of Montenegro (RTCG)
Serbia: Yugoslav cinematheque of Belgrade, Radio-television of Serbia (RTS)

Previous activities and programme

Inaugural conference of the Balkans’ Memory project
Zagreb/Croatia, Mimara Museum, 1 June 2012
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Executive seminar on preservation and restoration of audiovisual archives
Tirana/Albania, Mondial Hotel, 6-7-8 November 2012
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Executive seminar on Digitization of archives and Management of Digital Media
Belgrade/Serbia, Yugoslav Cinematheque of Serbia, 16-17-18 April 2013
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Executive seminar on legal framework and promotion of audiovisual contents
Podgorica/Montenegro, Cinematheque of Montenegro, 28-29-30 October 2013
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