7 November 2012 – For its first editon, the International Festival of Restored Film presents more than 40 screenings across the three sections of the programme: Tribute to Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Restorations and early films, The early days of the talkies (1900-1932) as well as ciné-concerts, workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussionon on the methods and ethical and technical challenges involved in restoring images and sound. Many restored films will be screened in France for the first time: All That Jazz by Bob Fosse (1979), The Fireman’s Ball by Mi los Forman (1967), Blackmail by Al fred Hitchcock (1929), The Living Corpse by Fedor Ozep (1929), The Goose Woman by Clarence Brown (1925), The Chase by Arthur Ripley (1946), They made me a fugitive by Alberto Cavalcanti (1947), Le Joli Mai by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme (1962), M by Joseph Losey (1951), Misère au borinage by Joris Ivens and Henri Storck (1933) and the sound version of Lonesome by Paul Fejos (1928). In partnership with Fond Culturel Franco Americain.
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More information on www. cinematheque.fr
13 September 2012
filmforum 2013 / XX Udine International Film Studies Conference, 12-14 March 2013
The question of intellectual property in the digital era is at the very centre of the public debate and has also begun to draw the attention of scholars and researchers. Interested in the interplay between early cinema practices and contemporary developments, the XX Udine International Film Studies Conference calls for papers on the following topics: The original and the copy, Plagiarism and imitation, Author and authors, Referent and image, Property and the archive.
filmforum is an international festival devoted to cinema and the contemporary visual arts that takes place in Udine and Gorizia, Italy.
Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2012
Please check the filmforum website for further information
23 May 2012 – On 29th October- 3rd November 2012, the 4th EuroMed conference on Cultural Heritage will take place in Lemesos, Cyprus. It is under the Patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with the European Commission and under the Auspices of the 2012 Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitisation, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the EUROMED 2012 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
- Protection, restoration and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
- Digital heritage documentation and presentation
The 15 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of the International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era. The deadline for the paper submission is extended to 15th June 2012. More detail information regarding the call for participation, the themes and the paper submission can be found at: http://www.euromed2012.eu/.
20 September 2011 – From 27 to 29 September, the Conference “Importing Asta Nielsen. Cinema-Going and the Making of the Star System in the Early 1910s” will take place at the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt. Asta Nielsen has been the first female star who received international reputation. Her name is inextricably linked to the advent of the long feature film and the invention of the star system. During the 3-day conference, film historians and researchers will discuss the various modes of distribution, exhibition, appropriation and reception of Asta Nielsen within countries of all continents.
Conference fees: 30 Euro (3 days), 15 Euro (1 day). Fees for students will be 15 and 7,50 Euro respectively.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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19 September 2011 – On 13 and 14 October, film makers, curators and historians, technicians, and producers, will meet at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris to discuss the transition from analogue to digital and its impact on the founding missions of cinematheques : to collect, conserve, restore and show. The symposium will focus on 4 topics:
- The digital revolution today and tomorrow
- Digital filming: writing in sand?
- Restoration and digitisation of collections
- What future for cinematheques?
View the full programme here.
22 June 2011 – During the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland organises an expert conference called “Competences in Culture” in the area of culture, audiovisual and copyright. The conference will be held in Warsaw on 18-20 July 2011.
The conference is organised in 3 parallel sessions: Culture, audiovisual and copyright. The audiovisual section is devoted to “The creative potential of digial archives”. The aim is to exchange best practices of digital archiving, new emerging business models, as well as building workflows for digital preservation of film and audiovisual archives. 3 consecutive panels are scheduled:
I. Future of digital archives (creative potential, commercial potential and business models).
II. Reconstruction of film and audiovisual materials. Archives and film education.
III. Digital distribution of film and audiovisual materials.
For further information, please visit the conference website.
13 May 2011 – On 30 and 31 May, EFG – The European Film Gateway will hold the open conference “Taking Care Of Orphan Works – Rights Clearance in European Film Archives”. Representatives from film archives, Europeana and rights holder organisations will meet at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, to talk about rights clearing and the unsolved question of how to deal with orphan works in Europe’s film archives.
The keynote speech will be given by Elisabeth Niggemann, Member of the Comité des Sages on Digitisation and Director General of the German National Library.
The conference is jointly organised by EFG partners EYE Film Institute Netherlands, leader of the EFG Work Package “IPR Management and Administration” and ACE, initiator of EFG and one of the leading protagonists in the orphan works debate.
Attendance to the conference is free of charge, however, the amount of seats is limited.
For further information and to register, please visit www.efgproject.eu.
7 January 2011 – PrestoCentre, a new organisation continuing the work of the Presto projects, will launch at its first European conference in Amsterdam on 14 -15 March 2011. “Screening the Future – New Strategies and Challenges in Audiovisual Archiving” aims to connect AV archives, service providers, vendors, funders, policymakers, and educators with keynote speaches and masterclasses on some of today’s most urgent issues such as digital preservation strategies and technologies, funding mechanisms and policy making.
For programme details and registration please visit www.prestocentre.eu.
26 October 2010 – Main question of the conference, which took place in Ghent on 13-14 October 2010, was how the internet and digitisation changed the way of dealing with audiovisual heritage and the concept of heritage itself, and how heritage archives respond to this.
The presentations are available at http://www.ava21.be/presentations.htm