27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2016. The theme for the day was It’s Your Story – Don’t Lose It.
This Day aims to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken to safeguard audiovisual document. It also focuses on acknowledging the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.
On this day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works with organizations, governments and communities to promote the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on October 27 every year. Activities and events that take place during the day include:
• Competitions such as a logo contest to promote the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
• Local programs organized as a joint effort between national film archives, audiovisual societies, television or radio stations and governments.
• Panel discussions, conferences and public talks on the importance of preserving important audiovisual documents are held.
• Special film screenings are organised.