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2018 World Day for
Audiovisual Heritage

This year's theme: "Your Story is Moving"

Add your event at the end of this page!

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial, and other factors that threaten its survival. Audiovisual archives around the world join together annually on 27 October to celebrate their work with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but also celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

This year the theme of the World Day  for Audiovisual Heritage is "Your Story is Moving". Here is the CCAAA Board's official statement about this year's theme:

Every year millions of people record stories of all varieties on audiovisual media, ranging from narratives of everyday life to historic events. These moments are chronicled and stored each day on multiple formats and media, whether they are digital or analogue. How do we ensure that this ever-growing corpus that is our cultural history today is preserved and exists in the future? And how do we guarantee that this rapidly accumulating, collective moving story of ours is not lost, as much of our history on these fragile media has been over the past 150 years?

Reliably, thousands of archivists, librarians and preservationists around the world strive to make our world’s cultural heritage accessible and safeguard it for the future. In addition to their daily efforts to provide access to historic collections housed in established archives, archivists actively rescue collections in danger of loss or destruction due to poor climates, less than ideal storage conditions, political unrest or the economic challenges that many countries are confronted with daily.

Our stories are moving in many ways. First, they move through the very act of playing this unique material on the original equipment that transports the object as part of viewing or hearing it, whether it is motion picture film, a vinyl record, an audio cassette or a videotape.

Second, as physical objects, made of organic material, these items are constantly and naturally moving through an ongoing state of decay, are deteriorating, and moving towards inaccessibility as they travel through their own timeline. This constant deterioration serves as an even stronger argument for supporting the ongoing efforts of the world’s archivists to preserve our audio-visual heritage.

Third, in countries and institutions with resources available to digitize collections, the rate at which our stories can now quickly move around the globe, thanks to the newest digital communication technologies now allows us to share our stories faster and ever more widely to more locations around the world than ever before.

Lastly, of course, stories move us emotionally. We see this every year on Home Movie Day, an event that provides a moment for publics around the world to bring their visual cultural heritage to archives and libraries, to view, sometimes for the first time in decades.  As they see lost family members, loved ones and ancestors long gone come to life on the screen, tears flow, emotions are high, and these moments of our captured history transport us to new heights as our histories unfold before our eyes. History too comes to life through the power of the moving image and in  sound recordings which connect us personally with those events and moments in time which have shaped our memories and who we are.

On October 27, please join us in celebrating our audio-visual heritage, and help us acknowledge the  work done every day to preserve our stories so that they will endure for future generations.

The statement is also downloadable as a PDF file in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH. The poster  for this year's World Day can be downloaded HERE.

The eight associations forming the CCAAA (AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA, ICA, SEAPAVAA) strongly encourage all their members (and any other institutions) not only to join in the global celebrations of the 2018 World Day on and around 28 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form below (click on « Add a new World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event» below). Your descriptive text can be in the language of your choice (or even better... in several languages), but we ask you to limit it to 500 words max. You can also attach one image per event. Please fill in and submit one form per event. Your contributions will be automatically added to the list of Word day events on this page (the latest added event will appear at the top of the list).

Happy 2018 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !




2018 World Day for
Audiovisual Heritage

This year's theme: "Your Story is Moving"

Add your event at the end of this page!

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial, and other factors that threaten its survival. Audiovisual archives around the world join together annually on 27 October to celebrate their work with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but also celebrate the often unheralded work of the heritage institutions that protect it.

This year the theme of the World Day  for Audiovisual Heritage is "Your Story is Moving". Here is the CCAAA Board's official statement about this year's theme:

Every year millions of people record stories of all varieties on audiovisual media, ranging from narratives of everyday life to historic events. These moments are chronicled and stored each day on multiple formats and media, whether they are digital or analogue. How do we ensure that this ever-growing corpus that is our cultural history today is preserved and exists in the future? And how do we guarantee that this rapidly accumulating, collective moving story of ours is not lost, as much of our history on these fragile media has been over the past 150 years?

Reliably, thousands of archivists, librarians and preservationists around the world strive to make our world’s cultural heritage accessible and safeguard it for the future. In addition to their daily efforts to provide access to historic collections housed in established archives, archivists actively rescue collections in danger of loss or destruction due to poor climates, less than ideal storage conditions, political unrest or the economic challenges that many countries are confronted with daily.

Our stories are moving in many ways. First, they move through the very act of playing this unique material on the original equipment that transports the object as part of viewing or hearing it, whether it is motion picture film, a vinyl record, an audio cassette or a videotape.

Second, as physical objects, made of organic material, these items are constantly and naturally moving through an ongoing state of decay, are deteriorating, and moving towards inaccessibility as they travel through their own timeline. This constant deterioration serves as an even stronger argument for supporting the ongoing efforts of the world’s archivists to preserve our audio-visual heritage.

Third, in countries and institutions with resources available to digitize collections, the rate at which our stories can now quickly move around the globe, thanks to the newest digital communication technologies now allows us to share our stories faster and ever more widely to more locations around the world than ever before.

Lastly, of course, stories move us emotionally. We see this every year on Home Movie Day, an event that provides a moment for publics around the world to bring their visual cultural heritage to archives and libraries, to view, sometimes for the first time in decades.  As they see lost family members, loved ones and ancestors long gone come to life on the screen, tears flow, emotions are high, and these moments of our captured history transport us to new heights as our histories unfold before our eyes. History too comes to life through the power of the moving image and in  sound recordings which connect us personally with those events and moments in time which have shaped our memories and who we are.

On October 27, please join us in celebrating our audio-visual heritage, and help us acknowledge the  work done every day to preserve our stories so that they will endure for future generations.

The statement is also downloadable as a PDF file in ENGLISH, FRENCH, and SPANISH. The poster  for this year's World Day can be downloaded HERE.

The eight associations forming the CCAAA (AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA, ICA, SEAPAVAA) strongly encourage all their members (and any other institutions) not only to join in the global celebrations of the 2018 World Day on and around 28 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form below (click on « Add a new World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event» below). Your descriptive text can be in the language of your choice (or even better... in several languages), but we ask you to limit it to 500 words max. You can also attach one image per event. Please fill in and submit one form per event. Your contributions will be automatically added to the list of Word day events on this page (the latest added event will appear at the top of the list).

Happy 2018 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage !




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FILMOTECA DE VALÈNCIA  (affiliated to FIAF
RESTORED FILMS: PÉREZ ARROYO FAMILY, PIONEERS OF ANIMATION IN VALÈNCIA / RESCUED IMAGES: VALENCIAN PEOPLE'S AMATEUR FILM MEMORY
27-28 October 2018
La Filmoteca
,
València
,
Spain

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER

Presentation and public screening based on the latest project of our film archive: the restoration of the animation films of Joaquín Pérez Arroyo and his children. Self-taught animators, they worked in València during the 40s and 50s. In a first period, their short films were produced by CIFESA, the most outstanding Spanish company at the time. Later, when Franco’s newsreels (NO-DO) replaced short films at film showings, Pérez Arroyo and his children went on working for the toy industry, creating films in 9.5 mm and 17.5 mm for the toy projectors of the time. A selection of these films, all of them brief and starring their emblematic characters, will be screened with live piano music. Isabel Bosch, in charge of the restauration, and Raul González Monaj, professor and researcher, will also present the website that La Filmoteca de València and the Universidad Politécnica de València will dedicate to the work of the Pérez Arroyo family.

SUNDAY, 28 OCTUBER

Inma Trull, Head of Acquisitions, and Chus Piqueras, preservation technician, will introduce a compilation of amateur images filmed in 8 mm, Super 8 mm and 9.5 mm, digitized and preserved by our archive. Witnesses of private and public life, these films are invaluable documents for the conservation of Valencian people’s collective memory.

University of Toronto Media Commons
Before Music Videos: Soundies & Musical Shorts - A Celebration of Jazz, Bebop, Boogie-Woogie & Swing
27 October 2018
Media Commons Theatre, Robarts Library
,
Toronto
,
Canada

Join us as we celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2018 with a free screening of newly preserved Soundies & Musical Short films from the University of Toronto Media Commons Archives.

The screening will feature musical performances by the great Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, and Count Basie. As well as, also highlighting some equally talented, but lesser known performers such as Carol Stevens, Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Cootie Williams, Larry Clinton, Anita O’Day, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Louis Jordan, Rudy Vallee, Dewy Brown, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Laurel Watson, Apus & Estrelita, Jimmie Lunceford, and the one and only Philharmonicas.

Media Commons is a department of the University of Toronto Libraries and is currently the largest repository for both archival and contemporary audio-visual research resources in any Canadian university. The Media Archives has a collection of over 100 unique fonds/collections dating from the 1870's to present. Categories include: Film Production, Radio & Television Production, Music Production, Photography, Animation, and Advertising.

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Bundesarchiv, Abt. Filmarchiv
THE GENDER REELS / BEYOND ZERO: 1914-1918
Rare film documents from the era of th First World War 1914 - 1918
27 October 2018
Zeughauskino, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin
,
Berlin
,
Germany

Bundesarchiv and Zeughauskino are happy to present rare filmclips from the era of First World War which have been found in Archives in France/Paris and Germany/Berlin as well as an experimental film by Bill Morrisson.

The combination of such terms like war and theater or bombs and stage seems strange at first sight. But they have been omnipresent during the period of First World War.
Soldiers and male prisoners played female roles in so called Front- and Prisoners' Varieté programmes.

In an isolated society of men within the soldiers' camps and prisoners' barracks these 'actresses' became admired stars. It has to be considered not only as mere amusement but really as a projection screen for sexual phantasies. An introduction will be given.

The breathtaking experimental collage "Beyond zero: 1914-1918" by Bill Morrisson follows as part two of that special programme. The film uses the optical effects arrisen through the chemical decay of early nitrate film to reflect about the impermanence of life and film material.

The films will be musically accompanied by Kronos Quartett and Eunice Martins on the piano.

 

Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Fondazione Maria Adriana Prolo (affiliated to FIAF
Teho Teardo presents "Music for Wilder Mann"
A special event organized for the SoundFrames exhibition
27 October 2018
Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Mole Antonelliana
,
Turin
,
Italy

Composer Teho Teardo’s music attracts and is attracted by other art forms, creating in Music for Wilder Mann, a novel relationship between traditional and electronic musical instruments. Here he expands his soundtrack repertory for cinema and theater by entering into dialogue with Charles Fréger’s photographs, published in the book Wilder Mann: the Image of the Savage. Music for Wilder Mann offers the experience of collapsing into a chaos of emotion, sinking with the sounds in dialogue with the images.
The Wilder Mann images, the startling photographs of humanized beasts collected in Fréger’s book, which has become a classic in its own right, evoke an uneasiness accompanied by Teardo’s music. Fear and fright augment our curiosity to keep looking at these futuroid beings from our dark past, their animal skins and teeth, horns and antlers, whatever the ferocious feature of bears and boars, monsters and demons that sets off terror. The focus of the collaboration between Teardo and Fréger was to explore by means of music and photography the savage, an angel or a demon embodying desires and defects. For there is a need to discover the roots of our hopes and concerns that are intimately tied to our primitive, archaic instincts, which are still within us, barely audible above the noise of modern technology, the barrage of words and images, and the waves of data overwhelming us. An anthropological exploration of our need for the savage in us.
The photographs illustrate a disturbing, yet still recognizable throwback to an ancestral era far from today’s reality. This is not nostalgia for the past, however: the Wilder Mann figures, these futuroid ancestors, are pagan folk; the electronics and the strings are not bothered with the temporal passage from the dawn of time to the present. The music is free to be what it wants to be anywhere; it is an emotional account from elsewhere, an atavic remnant that resonates between the synthesizers and the strings.
The Music for Wilder Mann concert is a special event presented with the instrumentation originally conceived for the entire album: two cellos, a viol, and Teardo’s electronic instruments seek to enter into dialogue with a different kind of image, Charles Fréger’s extraordinary photographs. There is a musical piece for each photograph of a towering figure, a symbol of our innermost fears, whose meaning varies with our gaze. At a certain point in the concert, thirty percussionists strike cymbals and gongs, sending the sound frequencies upwards to the heavens. Teho Teardo – baritone guitar, electronics; Laura Bisceglia, Giovanna Famulari – cello; Ambra Chiara Michelangeli – viol.

Admission with Museum ticket.

ULTRAcinema
Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual
27 October 2018
FARO Aragón
,
México
,
México

ULTRAcinema, en colaboración con el FARO Aragón, el IMCINE y el Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica presentará un par de programas para unirse a la celebración.

15:00 h
LEJANÍA
Pablo Tamez
México, 2013 / Documental, 69 min.

17:00h
Un exilio: película familiar
Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso
México, 2017 / Documental 124 min.

ENTRADA LIBRE

Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (affiliated to FIAF
Film:ReStored03
Das Filmerbe Festival
25-28 October 2018
Kino Arsenal
,
Berlin
,
Germany

Film:ReStored_03. The Film Heritage Festival

On October 25–28, 2018 the third installment of the film heritage festival “Film:ReStored” will take place at the Filmhaus on Potsdamer Platz, a special event organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek for the Kinematheksverbund (association of German cinematheques).

Digitally restored films will be screened across four days, in part as premieres. Lectures and workshop reports dedicate themselves to questions about the digitalization of film heritage. The third edition of Film:ReStored will address the interplay of film and television archives within the traditions of dealing with film heritage. Without the contributions of television, German film history since the 1960s would look considerably different. Much of what became possible in New German Cinema is also owed to the engagement of individual TV editors, who have continuously supported such works over decades and who have had an influence on both careers and developments in the genre. It seems all the more necessary to consider television and film history together and to develop cooperative strategies to bring dormant treasures back to life on screen. Some of these will be shown again for the first time as part of the Film:ReStored_03 program.

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Área de Documentación Audiovisual de la Dirección de Radio y Televisión, UASLP (affiliated to FIAT-IFTA
Course "Management of Audiovisual Heritage"
30th week of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UASLP
10-12 October 2018
San Luis Potosí
,
México

In the context of the academic activities of the 30th week of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UASLP, from 10 to 12 of this month, in commemoration of World Audiovisual Heritage Day, is given the course "Management of Audiovisual Heritage" directed to undergraduated students of the degree in Management Information and Documentary and Archival Management.
This course provides participants, knowledge and practical skills for the management of the audiovisual document, as well as awareness for the protection of the heritage of humanity. The course is offered by Mtro. Ubaldo Candia Reyna from the Audiovisual Documentation Area of the Radio and Television Department of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Ajuntament de Girona - Museum of Cinema and CRDI (affiliated to ICA
The Audiovisual Culture in Girona in the Nineteenth Century
Phantascop
23 October 2018
Museum of Cinema
,
Girona
,
Catalonia

Visit to the Museum of Cinema and presentation of the magic phantasmagoria lantern from the Institute of Secondary Education in Girona. 

This year, to commemorate this anniversary, we will focus on the audiovisual culture in Girona in the nineteenth century. We will organise two activities: 

1. Guided visit to the magic phantasmagoria lantern. It was acquired in 1849 by the Institute of Secondary Education in Girona. This apparatus was used by the institute for almost 30 years at its classrooms. Accompanied by the director of the Museum, Jordi Pons, and the curator, Montse Puigdevall, we will be able to see original lantern plates related to this historic projector.

2. Paper by Daniel Pitarch: "Phantasmagoria and education: audiovisual culture in Girona in the nineteenth century". After learning about the magic phantasmagoria lantern, we will focus on the audiovisual culture of the nineteenth century. The speaker will explain the history of this object (how it was acquired, what were its possibilities, etc.) and the relationship between audiovisual and education in the nineteenth century.

Organized by: Cinema Museum and CRDI - Municipal Archive of Girona

Collaboration: Friends of Unesco in Girona

 

 

Cinemateca Distrital, Gerencia de Artes Audiovisuales del Idartes  (affiliated to FIAF
Proyección la Vendedora de rosas
Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual 2018
27 October 2018
Cinemateca Distrital
,
Bogotá
,
Colombia

Proyección en el marco del día mundial del patrimonio audiovisual de la reconocida cinta colombiana La vendedora de rosas dirigida por Víctor Gaviria. Película que en 2018 cumple 20 años de su estreno mundial en Colombia y de su participación en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Cannes.

Sinopsis: Mónica tiene 13 años y ya se ha rebelado contra todo. Ha creado su propio mundo en la calle, donde lucha con coraje para defender lo poco que tiene: sus amigas, tan niñas como ella; su novio, que vende droga, y su dignidad y su orgullo que no le hace concesiones a nadie. En la noche de Navidad¸ como todas las noches¸ vende rosas para ganarse la vida¸ y para comprarse el sueño de una fiesta con pólvora¸ estrenar ropa¸ y salir con su novio. Pero la vida le depara una nueva cita con la soledad¸ la pobreza¸ la droga y la muerte. Mónica es la otra cara de una ciudad intensa y cruel como Medellín¸ como la de cualquier ciudad en donde los niños de la calle no tienen lugar en este mundo¸ en el que apenas viven el tiempo inútil de su inexistencia.

Está película hace parte de la muestra Un mundo sin adultos, una invitación a volver al mundo de la infancia y al final de los tiempos.

Ecole nationale des chartes
Conférence: « La numérisation des archives audiovisuelles des écoles d’art via PSL-Explore »
Journées "PEDAGOGIE DE LA CREATION ARTISTIQUE. SOURCES, VALORISATIONS, HISTOIRE ?"
23 October 2018
Ecole nationales des chartes
,
Paris
,
France

Conférence de Lise Facchin ((cheffe de projet numérisation et conservation, PSL-Explore) sur la mise en valeur numérique des fonds audiovisuels de trois écoles d'art, à des fins de sauvegarde et de recherche.

Ecole nationale des chartes
"Filmographies": création et valorisation d'une archive audiovisuelle pour la pédagogie artistique
Journées "PEDAGOGIE DE LA CREATION ARTISTIQUE. SOURCES, VALORISATIONS, HISTOIRE ?"
22 October 2018
Ecole nationale des chartes
,
Paris
,
France


La Fémis a inauguré en 2013 « Filmographies », un programme de création d’archives orales autour de la mémoire de grands professionnels du cinéma. Chaque année, les étudiants d’un département réalisent un entretien approfondi avec un grand professionnel du cinéma, qui est ensuite déposé à la Cinémathèque française et consultable à la Bibliothèque du film. Ces documents audiovisuels sont valorisés dans le cadre de la plateforme PSL-Explore.

14h : Annael Le Poullennec (responsable éditoriale chargée de la diffusion des savoirs, PSL-Explore), « Diffuser, éditorialiser, créer l’archive ? PSL-Explore et la pédagogie de la création »
14h15 : « Filmographies, premières éditions : évolution d'un format et d'une pédagogie », Priska Morrissey (Maîtresse de conférences en études cinématographiques, université Rennes 2) et Barbara Turquier (Directrice de la Recherche, La Fémis)
15h15 : Entretien avec Pierre-William Glenn (directeur de la photographie, réalisateur, ancien élève de l’IDHEC, co-directeur du départment Image de la Fémis).
Assuré par les étudiants de La Fémis, dans le cadre du projet Filmographies et coordonné par Bérénice Bonhomme (Maîtresse de conférences, université de Toulouse-Jean Jaurès/ ENSAV)

Memoriav (affiliated to AMIA, IASA
Switzerland Events for Audiovisual World Day Heritage
27 October 2018

Many Swiss Institutions will open their doors for Audiovisual World Day Heritage. Around the 27th of October, conferences, screenings, workshops, exhibitions and a Home Movie Day will be offered throughout Switzerland.
Check out the full program at http://memoriav.ch/aktuell/worldday/

Filmmuseum Düsseldorf (affiliated to FIAF
DER LETZTE MANN (1924)
27 October 2018
Black Box Cinema/Filmmuseum Düsseldorf
,
Düsseldorf
,
Germany

The restored version of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus DER LETZTE MANN will be shown with musical accompaniment by Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba and Carl Ludwig Hübsch on Tuba. With a lecture by Daniel Raboldt.

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Filmmuseum Düsseldorf (affiliated to FIAF
Screening DER LETZTE MANN
Silent Film with Live musical accompaniment
27 October 2018
Black Box (Filmmuseum Düsseldorf)
,
Düsseldorf
,
Germany

The restored version of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus DER LETZTE MANN will be accompanied by Canadian Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba and Carl Ludwig Hübsch on Tuba. With a lecture by Daniel Raboldt.

IIBI de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)  (affiliated to IASA
Encuentro Científico y Profesional: Métodos y estrategias para la preservación digital de archivos sonoros y audiovisuales
26 October 2018
Unidad de Seminarios Ignacio Chávez UNAM
,
Ciudad de México
,
México

En el marco del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, el Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información de la UNAM ha invitado a destacados investigadores y responsables de fonotecas, archivos de radio y televisión, archivos sonoros de centros de investigación, archivos artísticos, así como a responsables de proyectos de preservación digital, para intercambiar conocimientos y aportar soluciones en relación con los principales problemas que afronta la preservación digital de colecciones digitalizadas y de origen digital en las universidades, instituciones públicas y medios de comunicación.

Con ello, se busca contribuir en el diseño de estrategias y planes de colaboración entre las diferentes instituciones responsables de la salvaguarda de esta herencia documental.

Proyecto PAPIIT IT400118
Proyecto PAPIIT IN402016

Slovenian Cinematheque (affiliated to FIAF
Kino-integral: Postaja DIVA/SCCA-Ljubljana
Marcel Odenbach retrospective
27 October 2018
Slovenian Cinematheque
,
Ljubljana
,
Slovenia

Marcel Odenbach is one of the most well-established and internationally known German video artists. In the 1970s, they formed the producer group ATV. Odenbach's works paradigmatically criticize the specific conditions of the German society for which he usually finds literary titles referring to puns or traditional sayings. Odenbach was born in 1953 in Cologne, Germany, where he studied architecture, art history and semiotics between 1974–79. In the late 1970s, he started using video work, tapes, installations, performances and drawings to probe the cultural identity of his native Germany. His ambivalence to cultural history shows in works such as "Make a Fist in the Pocket", a German expression for hiding one's rage. Odenbach was a professor of media art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design between 1992–98. He now lives and works in Cologne and is the professor for film and video art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 2010.

Indiana University Cinema (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF
The Hitch-hiker (1953) / The Twilight Zone: The Masks (1964) double feature screening
5X Ida Lupino: Fearless, Extraordinary Trailblazer
27 October 2018
Indiana University Cinema
,
Bloomington
,
United States

Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman, The Hitch-Hiker is perhaps better remembered as one of the most nightmarish movies of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, The Hitch-Hiker is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip held captive by a homicidal drifter, who forces them at gunpoint to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Jason Foster is a dying and wealthy old man, who distrusts his visiting family members, convinced they are only interested in securing an inheritance. He demands his relatives each wear grotesque Mardi Gras masks which reveal their true personalities. Originally aired on March 20, 1964, The Masks was the first and only episode of the original The Twilight Zone series to be directed by a woman in the show’s 156-episode history.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ida Lupino’s birth, the 5X Ida Lupino: Fearless, Extraordinary Trailblazer film series is a celebration of one of early Hollywood’s most innovative, pioneering, and fiercely independent women filmmakers. Born in 1918 to a London show-business family, Lupino trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before her acting debut at 15 in the film Her First Affaire (1933). Dubbed “the English Jean Harlow,” Lupino quickly transitioned to Hollywood, securing a five-year acting contract with Paramount Pictures. Over the next decade, she became an A-list actress, starring in several critically acclaimed films, including They Drive by Night (1940), High Sierra (1941), and On Dangerous Ground (1951).

In 1949, Lupino and her then-husband Collier Young founded The Filmakers, an independent film production company that allowed them to create low-budget, socially conscious films without being fettered by the major studios’ desire for commercially safe films. Although uncredited, Lupino’s first directing role was stepping in for Elmer Clifton on the film Not Wanted (1949) after Clifton suffered a heart attack. From there, Lupino and Collier collaborated on five films for their company, including Never Fear (1950); Outrage (1950); Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951); The Hitch-Hiker (1953); and The Bigamist (1953). After the dissolution of The Filmakers in 1953, Lupino focused her career on acting and television directing before retiring in 1978.

Lupino was a fearless, trailblazing artist, who did not back down from addressing social issues and taboo topics in her films. Reportedly, Lupino referred to herself as “mother” on set and had a director’s chair embroidered with “Mother of Us All.” She demonstrated no qualms about her directorial career in a Hollywood system that was unfamiliar and unprepared for a strong-willed, power-broking woman of her nature. Lupino's forthright and insightful investigations of the social condition of women in contemporary society, onscreen and off, helped open a path for future women filmmakers, which is still being paved today.

 

Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, SEAPAVAA
Frisch ab Labor / Straight from the lab
Newly preserved titles from the collection
27 October 2018
Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern
,
Bern
,
Switzerland

The film collection of the Lichtspiel consists mainly of short films of all kinds, with a strong focus on amateur material. In 2017 we were able to acquire funding for the preservation of a unique collection of 35mm home movies from the late 1920s to the mid 1930s, shot by Robert Ernst from Winterthur on nitrate film and even tinted at times. On the occasion of the UNESCO World Day for AV Heritage we will show 3 of his films, among them his honeymoon to St. Petersburg in 1932.

Other travel films will complete the program, which will open with a newsreel from the 1920s and closie with a very local portrait of people and places in Berne from 1952 entitled «Small Suite».

Doors open at 19:00, screening starts at 20:00.

Cineteca Nacional de Chile (affiliated to FIAF
Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual
27 October 2018
Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda
,
Santiago
,
Chile

En conmemoración del Dïa Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, la Cineteca Nacional de Chile exhibirá la versión restaurada de Las alas del deseo (1987), de Wim Wenders. Copia que llega gracias a Goethe Institut.

The Swedish film Institute (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF, SEAPAVAA
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Judaspengar and Vårt kronprinspar i Hollywood
27 October 2018
Filmhuset
,
Stockholm
,
Sweden

Screening of the recently found, restored and digitized Judaspengar and the analog restored print of Vårt kronprinspar i Hollywood with introduction by head of the Film Archive, Jon Wengström.

The Cinema Museum (affiliated to FIAF, FOCAL International
SAVING BRINTON (2017)
25 October 2018
The Cinema Museum
,
London
,
UK

When an eccentric collector discovers the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to the American Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman and save these irreplaceable cinematic treasures from turning to dust.

SAVING BRINTON is a “cinephile’s delight” (Hollywood Reporter) about retired Iowa Teacher of the Year Michael Zahs, who makes a remarkable discovery—the century-old films that introduced middle America to the movies. These treasures from Georges Méliés, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers have somehow survived the ravages of time, and Mike quickly realizes their value, not just to cinephiles, but to his rural community, who rally to put on a show celebrating the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman, Frank Brinton.

"This is special...preserving and recreating history and the magic of motion pictures." —Kevin Brownlow, film preservationist, Academy Award honoree

“A heartwarming new documentary tells the story of the history teacher who stumbled upon the Brinton Collection, a unique archive of films from the earliest days of moving pictures.” - Pam Hutchinson, @silentlondon

This is a fundraising screening, with all profits from the evening going to the ‘Save the Cinema Museum’ Campaign. TIckets are available here for £8.50 booking fee:

https://billetto.co.uk/e/screening-of-saving-brinton-2017-tickets-298880

The Cinema Museum, London (affiliated to FIAF, FOCAL International
Dawson City Frozen Time (2016) Director Q&A
A Kennington Bioscope Presentation on 35mm FIlm
18 October 2018
The Cinema Museum
,
London
,
UK

The Kennington Bioscope & The Cinema Museum are delighted to be showing Bill Morrison’s astonishing 2016 documentary film "Dawson City: Frozen Time" an utterly absorbing and many threaded tale of Dawson City, a Yukon Gold Rush town which, finding itself at the end of the line for films distributed and exhibited there in the early 20th Century, buried the then-unwanted nitrate and celluloid films in a disused swimming pool (!) instead of returning them to their distributors. Left undisturbed, and preserved by ice, the films stayed put until their 1978 discovery, bringing back to light this forgotten cache of hundreds of reels of buried film prints, many of which contained otherwise lost titles.

Bill Morrison’s magical film also details the growth of Dawson City, and some of the characters who visited and worked there and whose names are still familiar and newsworthy to us today.

"Dawson City: Frozen Time" was included in over 100 critics’ lists of the best films of 2017 and is a tour-de-force of documentary storytelling and editing, weaving together spellbinding sequences of found films from the silent era, all set to a score by Alex Somers.

Director Bill Morrison will be with us tonight on a flying visit to the UK from New York, for a very special onstage conversation with our own Oscar-winning Kevin Brownlow: film historian, film maker and of course tireless champion for silent film. Bill and Kevin will be talking about found and lost films; documentary filmmaking; film preservation and the importance of silent film history and much more.

In addition we will also be screening two film reels found beneath the ice in Dawson City and brought to us from the collection of Kevin Brownlow:

The Rail Rider (1916) & The Closed Road (1916) – starring House Peters and directed by Maurice Tourneur.

"Dawson City: Frozen Time" is screening from a 35mm print, its sole screening in the UK from this format.

Admission £5. Seats are limited, so please reserve a place using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com AND PLEASE NOTE the show will start at 7pm PROMPT.

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The Cinema Museum, London (affiliated to FIAF, FOCAL International
Dawson City Frozen Time (2016) Director Q&A
18 October 2018
The Cinema Museum
,
London
,
UK

The Kennington Bioscope & The Cinema Museum are delighted to be showing Bill Morrison’s astonishing 2016 documentary film "Dawson City: Frozen Time" an absorbing and many threaded tale of Dawson City, a Yukon Gold Rush town which, finding itself at the end of the line for films distributed and exhibited there in the early 20th Century, buried the then-unwanted nitrate and celluloid films in a disused swimming pool (!) instead of returning them to their distributors. Left undisturbed, and preserved by ice, the films stayed put until their 1978 discovery, bringing back to light this forgotten cache of hundreds of reels of buried film prints, many of which contained otherwise lost titles.

Bill Morrison’s magical film also details the growth of Dawson City, and some of the characters who visited and worked there and whose names are still familiar and newsworthy to us today.

"Dawson City: Frozen Time" was included in over 100 critics’ lists of the best films of 2017 and is a tour-de-force of documentary storytelling and editing, weaving together spellbinding sequences of found films from the silent era, all set to a score by Alex Somers.

Director Bill Morrison will be with us tonight on a flying visit to the UK from New York, for a very special onstage conversation with our own Oscar-winning Kevin Brownlow: film historian, film maker and of course tireless champion for silent film. Bill and Kevin will be talking about found and lost films; documentary filmmaking; film preservation and the importance of silent film history and much more.

In addition we will also be screening two film reels found beneath the ice in Dawson City and brought to us from the collection of Kevin Brownlow:

The Rail Rider (1916) & The Closed Road (1916) – starring House Peters and directed by Maurice Tourneur.

"Dawson City: Frozen Time" is screening from a 35mm print, its sole screening in the UK from this format.

Admission £5. Seats are limited, so please reserve a place using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com AND PLEASE NOTE the show will start at 7pm PROMPT.

National Film Archive of Japan (affiliated to FIAF
50th Anniversary Special Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey in New 70mm
In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
06-14 October 2018
National Film Archive of Japan
,
Tokyo
,
Japan

National Film Archive of Japan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” with new 70mm print co-organized by Warner Bros. Japan LLC. Under Christopher Nolan’s supervision, the new 70mm print was made from new elements taken from the original camera negative with no digital remastering, effects, edits, or other. The new 70mm print has toured in Europe and USA after the premier at Cannes Film Festival in May 2018, now finally coming to Japan!

 

Posted by:
Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
TIFF Film Reference Library (affiliated to AMIA, FIAF
TIFF Celebrates UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Free Screening of MANSFIELD PARK
28 October 2018
TIFF Bell Lighgtbox
,
Toronto
,
Canada

As a member of FIAF (the International Federation of Film Archives), TIFF actively acquires 35mm prints in order to both preserve and present films in their original format. To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the need for film preservation and the conservation of our audiovisual heritage, the Film Reference Library is proud to present a screening of Patricia Rozema's Mansfield Park on a 35mm print from TIFF's collection.

The screening will be introduced by a veteran film reviser from TIFF's Technical Production Services team, who will provide insight on the film inspection process.

About the film: Toronto New Wave auteur Patricia Rozema made a leap to the international art-house circuit with this elegant and inventive adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, incorporating elements from the author's own life, foregrounding the role of slavery in funding the placid country-estate lifestyle of her characters, and making the protagonist Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) considerably more woke than the timid heroine of the book.

Screening Details:

Sunday October 28, 2018

3:30pm

Admission: FREE

Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain (affiliated to FIAF
"Carnets de voyage filmés, regards sur l'ailleurs par des cinéastes amateurs"
Visite commentée et projection pellicule
27 October 2018
Le Téléphérique - 12 bis route d'Annecy
,
Veyrier du Lac
,
France

Visite commentée, projection pellicule et apéritif convivial autour de « Carnets de voyage filmés, regards sur l'ailleurs par des cinéastes amateurs », exposition réalisée à partir des collections de la Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain; de la Cinémathèque de Bretagne, de Normandie Images, de l’association Ton Anonymon d’Athènes, de Home Movies de Bologne, du Musée Ethnographique de Genève et du Pôle Culture Patrimoine du Département de la Haute-Savoie, au sein du projet INTERREG V France-Suisse 2014-2020 EntreLACS - Fonds Européen de Développement Régional.

27/10/2018 à 18h - Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles
Informations : 04 50 23 51 09 - contact@letelepherique.org

Ingmar Bergman retrospective at Cinemateket Oslo
Screening of Ingmar Bergman's "lost" film "Sånt händer inte här"
26 October 2018
Cinemateket Oslo
,
Oslo
,
Norway

Cinemateket Oslo celebrates the Ingmar Bergman centennial with events and screenings throughout the year. The screening of Ingmar Bergman’s rarely screened, and by the filmmaker himself banned film, «This Can’t Happen Here» («Sånt händer inte här», 1950), is dedicated to the 2018 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Jan Langlo, head of Cinemateket, will introduce the screening.