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ATAV – A Small Country Audiovisual Translators’ Association

Portugal is a country with a long tradition of subtitling. Therefore, it would have made sense if we had an audiovisual translators’ association. However, despite several attempts over the years, this achievement was never made possible – until 2019. That’s when ATAV, the first Portuguese Audiovisual Translators Association, was created. The idea to create ATAV ... Read More
 

Subtitlers beware!

Recently, several major subtitling companies have posted job announcements for freelance subtitlers. In most cases, experience is not required and is, at best, preferred. They emphasize benefits like flexible hours, working from home and controlling your workload. The one thing they do not mention is their rates. On applying, subtitlers discover that the rates on ... Read More
 

Slovenian subtitling guidelines to be presented in October 2020

Association of Slovenian film and TV translators (DSFTP) is planning a joint event with the EU Directorate-General representative in Slovenia in the framework of Translating Europe Workshop to be held on October 22 in the EU House in Ljubljana. The presentation of the Slovenian subtitling guidelines with the title Subtitling, between science and arts will ... Read More
 

Intermedia conference, Warsaw

AVTE is represented at the 5th Intermedia conference in Warsaw. Max Deryagin, Jean-Francois Cornu, Kristin Gerdes and Amalie Foss are spreading the word. And light, and World Peace. It’s going really well.
 

AVTE at IBC in Amsterdam

This year’s AVTE delegation to the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam touched base with some of the largest broadcasters, subtitling companies and software developers. We learned about the current developments in our profession and took a sneak peek into its future — how new technologies such as Machine Translation and AI will affect AVT, how ... Read More
 

Meeting with Netflix in Stockholm

AVTE met up with Netflix today to discuss quality standards, workflows, working conditions, recruitment, NDAs, copyrights, DTT, originator, templates and much more. Looking forward to working together towards our common goal of high quality subtitling, great working conditions and excellent entertainment.
 

AVTE’s 2019 General Meeting in Stockholm

As every year, AVTE’s representatives are meeting for a two days’ session of exchange and brainstorming. This year’s host is Medietextarna, the Swedish association of audiovisual translators.
 

Filmmakers and translators unite!

Subtitling plays a crucial role in a film’s international career. In recent years, the number of viewers watching subtitled films and series has increased tremendously with the development of streaming platforms. Yet the quality of subtitles seems to be increasingly overlooked. And, these days, everyone thinks they can write subtitles. In 1976, the great screenwriter ... Read More
 

Berlinale: AVTE makes itself heard at the European Film Forum

Every year, as a side event to the Berlinale, Creative Europe organizes the European Film Forum, a day or half-day of panel discussions dedicated to the circulation of European films throughout Europe. This year, the focus was on “Subtitling and dubbing: using technology to help European films travel.” Panellists included film producers, TV officials, a ... Read More
 

IBC Expo in Amsterdam

AVTE sent a delegation to IBC Expo, which attracts many companies involved in dubbing and/or subtitling software.