NInA conducts several projects with international partners. The activity involves audiovisual co-productions, participation in conferences and networks, hosting educational events, digitisation, archiving, dissemination of audiovisual content and web culture.
PUBLISHING, RECORDING OF PERFORMING ARTS & WEB ACCESS
The publishing activity is concentrated around themes such as Polish Documentary School, collection of Animation, Polish Contemporary Shakespeare series, Krystian Lupa series, and Music of Paweł Mykietyn & Paweł Szymański. The list of publications by the National Audiovisual Institute includes unique documentaries, animations, music and theatre performances, and co-productions, for example the “Made in Poland” collection of commissioned concerts at the Sacrum Profanum international festival in 2010 and 2011.
NInA is the publisher of two internet magazines created for people looking for fresh views and comments about culture: Dwutygodnik.com in Polish & Biweekly.pl in English.
The National Audiovisual Institute performs systematic digitisation and disseminates digital and digitally mastered archival recordings. The results of these efforts can be found at a multimedia portal with archival material and recent NInA publications: www.nina.gov.pl.
As an international internet project, in 2011 NInA partnered with the French Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) to conduct a competition Dock’s Docs Gdańsk Remix for creative usage of archival footage depicting the Gdańsk Shipyard and Solidarity movement.
In November 2009, the National Audiovisual Institute signed an agreement with the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) in the frame of which NInA is working in close partnership: workshops, seminars, expertise of audiovisual archiving.
Since 2010, the Institute is a member of the International Federation of Television Archives FIAT IFTA and the research foundation Presto Centre created on 2011 in order to develop experience and the know-how gathered from professional and public audiovisual experts, as well as training organisations.
In 2011, NInA joined the Baltic Audiovisual Archive Council (BAAC).
NInA organises Kultura 2.0, a cycle of conferences dealing with themes of digital heritage, new media, new technologies, openness and institutional adjustments. NInA invites international key speakers from Europe and leads debates with partners like the Netherlands Sound and Vision Institute, the Hungarian Archives NAVA or non-governmental organisations involved in the public discourse relating new media and copyrights issues.
FESTIVALS AND ARTS
The Institute produces, organises, and co-organises significant cultural events such as the Paweł Szymański Festival – a unique retrospective of one of the most interesting Polish contemporary composers (Warsaw, 2006), the Józef Robakowski Festival – a monographic festival concentrated on the work of an important Polish visual artist (Łódź, 2007) or the Polish Animation Festival commissioned for the 60th Anniversary of the creation of the first Polish animation (Warsaw, 2008).
Between 1 July and 31 December 2011, Poland held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. For many years, culture has been a vital element in the activities promoting Poland in the European Union, hence cultural institutions were taking an active part in the preparations for the first Polish Presidency. With the decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the National Audiovisual Institute had been entrusted with the task of designing and implementing the Cultural Programme – Polish EU Presidency 2011 – by coordinating national artistic events and presenting the key element, the European Culture Congress
which was held in Wrocław on 8-11 September, 2011.