The programme of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival 2020

400 films, 7 movie theaters, 3 outdoor arenas: the 34th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, organized by Cineteca di Bologna, will take place from 25th to the 31st August, in Bologna, in person.

The 34th edition of what has been considered the Paradise of the cinephiles will showcase cinema history, from its origins to today, thanks to restorations, retrospectives, documentaries, world premieres of titles selected by Cannes film Festival (this is the case for Fellini degli spiriti by Anselma Dell’Olio and Last Words by Jonathan Nossiter).

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Venezia Classics at Cinema Ritrovato: from Scorsese to Lang and Lumet

The Venezia Classics‘ selection has been a part of Venice Film Festival since 2012, presenting a selection of the best film restorations made by film archives, cultural institutions and production companies from all over the world. This year Venezia Classics will be hosted as part of the Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna, from August 25-31. The selection will be then screened in Venice in the later months. ACE is proud to announce that some of the restorations in this year’s program have been made by ACE members: Cineteca di Bologna, Cinémathèque française and Hungarian Film Archive. Below you can find the full list of the titles selected by Alberto Barbera in collaboration with Federico Gironi:

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Irish Film Institute launches IFI@Home, a new VOD service

The Irish Film Institute has launched a video-on-demand platform named IFI@Home. At www.ifihome.ie there is a selection of IFI’s Irish and international programming finally made available online for audiences across Ireland.

IFI@Home has made the Reel Art Collection available online, a selection of 20 Irish documentaries, funded by the Arts Council. Its purpose is to showcase Irish non-fiction filmmakers’ talent. Each of the films is available to rent for 3.99 on www.ifihome.ie.

The IFI’s director Ross Keane explains that the launch of the online streaming library IFI@Home delivers on a key aspect of their current five-year strategy, to extend the reach of the IFI’s programming beyond their venue to homes across Ireland. This is particularly important, according to Ross Keane, during the COVID-19, when everyone is engaging with the arts online.

On the Reel Art Collection, Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film and Architecture at The Arts Council, adds:

The Arts Council is delighted that IFI@Home is launching with the Reel Art Collection. Over the past ten years many of Ireland’s finest film artists have made a Reel Art film, and together their work forms a collection that is unique in its subject range and realisation. Until now it has not been possible to see most of these films following their cinema and festival screenings so it is wonderful that they will have a new life on IFI@Home and that audiences all over Ireland will have access to them.

 

EU consultation about digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate and possibly revise its main policy instrument to support the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector.

In this day and age, digitisation of cultural heritage can help in conservating, renovating, studying and promoting European cultural assets. Digitised cultural heritage items made available online are also valuable resources for education, entertainment o further re-use.

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Reminder: Survey for ACE members

At this time of pandemic crisis, ACE members have all become more dependent than ever on digital platforms for sharing content, and staying in contact with audiences and professional communities. The ACE Executive Committee has commissioned the attached Survey, in order to gain a fact-based overview of our Members current practices, and your needs and wishes for the future. We are particularly interested in your Institution’s use of such shared platforms as the EFG – European Film Gateway, and other European-wide projects.

Please assign this Survey to the person on your staff with primary responsibility for data management and online data publishing. It should take about 20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey as soon as possible.

https://forms.gle/iF2YiDtN9ME7LrpAA

Thank you in advance for your participation!

A new beginning for film archives: Cinémathèque royale de Belgique

La Cinémathèque royale de Belgique reopens its doors on July 1st. Security measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of everyone during the screenings. The seating capacity has been limited and it is strongly encouraged to purchase the tickets in advance. To read all the safety measures, click here.

The program for its reopening features a series of interesting film exhibitions:

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Eye on virtual Orphan Film Symposium “Water, Climate, and Migration”

 

At the end of May, Eye would traditionally have been the scene of the Eye International Conference, this year hosting the 12th Orphan Film Symposium dedicated to the theme “Water, Climate, and Migration”. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium had to transform into a completely virtual event.

Orphans & Eye
The Orphan Film Symposium is a renowned bi-annual gathering that has been celebrating abandoned and forgotten films since 1999. Since its first edition, the Filmmuseum has contributed to Orphans. Eye and New York University planned for nearly two years to have the symposium convene again in conjunction with the Eye International Conference.
After a successful first European edition in Eye in 2014, with over 200 international guests from thirty countries, Eye was looking forward to welcoming again this wonderful community of international cinephiles.

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