International Federation of Sound Hunters (IFSH)

Fédération internationale des chasseurs de son (FICS)
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1956-10-21 Paris France


Founded 21 Oct 1956, Paris (France), at 5th 'Concours international du meilleur enregistrement sonore (CIMES)', following proposals made at 1st international competition, 1952. Statutes adopted Oct 1957, Brussels (Belgium); revised: 1958, Bern (Switzerland); 1961, Berlin West (Germany FR). Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code. Ceased to exist before 2018.


Encourage and develop cultural, technical and artistic aspects of sound and video recording; promote contacts between existing national organizations and the establishment of new ones; defend sound recording interests vis-à-vis public authorities, the radio industry and copyright institutions; promote and facilitate sound and video recordings and cultural exchanges among members.


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