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A new report on the implementation of the 2005 recommendation on film heritage has found that most European film heritage institutions have not yet adapted to the digital age and are not yet able to preserve films digitally. New technologies open the door for people to enjoy one million hours of European film, currently locked away in cans in the archives. Yet the Commission notes that only 1.5% of European film heritage is commercially or freely accessible to the public. Barely 10% of films from the silent era have survived, and films of the early digital era - because of formatting and interoperability issues - also risk...

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