Category: Events

Out-of-commerce Works Portal Datathon event

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights (the Observatory), in collaboration with Europeana, is organising the Out-of-commerce Works Portal Datathon event.

The main objective of the Datathon event is to raise awareness of the existence of the new out-of-commerce works solution available under the Directive (EU) 2019/790 with the aim to facilitate the digitisation of out-of-commerce works. The event also aims to bring together leaders among the cultural heritage institutions, in order to increase visibility and further attractivity of the out-of-commerce works system.

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ArteKino Classics: A New Look at Europe’s Film Heritage

Europe’s film heritage is a cultural treasure of astonishing diversity that will have a special place in ARTE with the establishment of the new programme ArteKino Classics. The works waiting to be (re)discovered by all Europeans include both well-known classics and films that are remarkable for their view of the world, their cinematography, or the superb acting.

ArteKino Classics is to kick off on 29 March 2022. It is composed of a three-month-long highlight, followed by a monthly offering, as of June 2022. The films on arte.tv will be available Europe-wide with subtitles in six languages. The twenty recently restored films from almost as many countries were selected in close consultation with the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE). A third of them are by women directors. ArteKino Classics brings together European films that broke new ground in cinematography.

As part of this programme, ARTE licensed feature films from ACE’s A Season of Classic Films catalogue that consists of newly-restored distinguished titles and less known gems (see catalogue here). These titles are: The Man who had his hair cut short (1965, André Delvaux) – Royal Belgian Film Archive, She Didn’t Say No! (1958, Cyril Frankel) – Irish Film Institute, Derborence (1985, Francis Reusser) – Cinémathèque suisse, The Wayward Girl (1959, Edith Carlmar) – Norwegian Film Institute, and The Death of a Horse (1992, Saimir Kumbaro) – Albanian National Film Archive. These films will be complemented with additional titles co-curated by ACE member institutions.

ArteKino Classics, which is part of the ArteKino project, is co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Film Programme: English, Français, DeutschEspañol, Italiano, Polski.

Watch the films online: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Polski.

 

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Toute la mémoire du monde 2022 – The festival dedicated to restored films

 

This year’s Toute la mémoire du monde, the ninth edition of the festival dedicated to restored films, will have Carole Bouquet as its Godmother and Béla Tarr as the Guest of Honour. The festival will take place from March 30th to April 3rd.

Carole Bouquet will be on stage to talk about the films that are dear to her, Trop belle pour toi, Grosse fatigue, Travaux, but also about her incandescent work in Double Messieurs by her dear friend, Jean-François Stévenin.

The festival will pay a tribute to Béla Tarr during the Festival, an opportunity to review his monoliths, carved since the early 90s, including the impressive Sátántangó , but also to discover the hidden side of his filmography, his pre-glory films, striking portraits in colors of the Hungarian youth and working class.

Toute la mémoire du monde offers a vast selection of prestigious restorations, a unique opportunity to see again in exceptional conditions films as fundamental as Accattone, The Golden Age, Psychosis, The Rules of the Game or Truths and Lies. The festival will showcase rare works long hidden in the folds of history: As Tears Go By, Wong Kar-Wai‘s first feature film, Maddalena, sublimely set to music by Ennio Morricone, or Les Apaches by Dmitri Gaziadis. The festival will pay tribute to Isabelle Weingarten, Melvin Van Peebles, Peter Bogdanovich and Tonie Marshall, by showing some of their finest films on the big screen. Toute la mémoire du monde will help us get to know unknown filmmakers, the avant-garde Gustav Deutsch and Yuzo Kawashima, a pioneering director of the Japanese new wave. In conclusion the festival will showcase a selection of feature films from Deutsche Kinemathek and a selection of gems from Cinémathèque Française and from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Turin.

For more information, visit the Cinémathèque Française’s website.

 

Discover the Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum’s archives for Archive Day

Every two years, the Association of German Archivists proclaims “Archive Day“. This year, the DFF is participating with an online stream:

On Saturday, 5 March, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can discover all kinds of facts, stories and curiosities about the DFF archives, compiled by the teams working there.

If you have any questions about the archive work at the DFF, you can send it out to the team in advance: https://www.dff.film/tag-der-archive/.

Click here to follow the stream.

Public lecture series This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Eye Filmmuseum presents the 8th edition of This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage. Under the overarching theme of Global Audiovisual Archiving, also this year’s theme of the Eye International Conference, international scholars and archival practitioners showcase and discuss archival practices from all over the globe.

Each of the six sessions will highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts and archival practices worldwide. Together with guests, we explore topics like film heritage in Brazil, forgotten female film directors from Indonesia, the African Film Heritage Project, the efforts of the Asian Film Archive and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association, non-institutional practices in Latin America, and the Cinematheque Beirut project. This year’s guests are all members of the Advisory Board of the Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving.

Film, talks & discussion
Each session will feature a short introduction by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam), followed by a lecture and Q&A with an international expert on the topic and a film screening. Eye will record these events for online publication afterwards.

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Deadline Reminder: Call for Proposals Eye International Conference 2022

From 29 – 31 May, 2022, Eye Filmmuseum, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present the 7th Eye International Conference on ‘Global Audiovisual Archiving: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices’.

The annual Eye International Conference is an opportunity for scholars, archivists, curators, researchers, filmmakers, students, artists, and film enthusiasts from across the world to gather and explore contemporary professional and academic issues affecting audiovisual heritage today.

The 2022 edition will focus on the imbalance or current misrepresentation of global audiovisual heritage holdings, looking in particular at the alarming scarcity of audiovisual heritage from the Global South in the digital space. We will provide speakers and participants a platform to encourage knowledge exchange between scholars and archivists from different parts of the world, and different archival traditions. The conference offers a space to consider the impact of geographical location, the availability of resources, technical and digital gaps, and different audiovisual traditions. We will discuss archival challenges and think together about new models for collaboration.

The goal of the conference is to broaden the knowledge and connections within the global archival community, leading to new insights on the status of film heritage and archiving in different parts of the world.

The Call for Proposals is now open and the deadline to apply is 16 January 2022. We encourage proposals from participants, archives, and regions that are underrepresented in conferences related to audiovisual heritage, discussing topics that highlight concrete, urgent, practical concerns, and threats to collections.

 

Read more about the Call for Proposals and submit your proposal online: www.eyefilm.nl/conference
Questions? Email us at conference@eyefilm.nl

 

Image © Francis Alÿs, REEL-UNREEL, 2011, Kabul, Afghanistan 2011, 19:32 min. In collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi. BY-NC-ND

Frame by Frame – A new exhibition at Deutsche Kinemathek

A new exhibtion, titled “Frame by Frame – Film restaurieren” opens today at Deutsche Kinemathek with a special event and will run till May 2nd 2022.  Film restoration usually takes place in secrecy, in the workshops of the film archives and in the darkrooms of the copy factories. The exhibition brings this craft to light and shows the general public how the film archives work to preserve well-known but also forgotten works of film history and recapture them for the screen – and together with the film material also receive stories and testimonies for the future.

Divided in five chapters, everything that goes with saving films is examined: from the global search for film material and the reconstruction of early sound tracks to color and light determination in Technicolor films.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery and the Wüstenrot Foundation.

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ViCTOR-E: The Reconstruction of Post-World-War II Europe through the Visual Arts – Call for Papers

Having survived World War II and the bombings of the Liberation gave a new impulse to a whole post-war generation. The innovative modernity of the architects who rebuilt the destroyed cities, the commitment of the construction workers who worked in perilous conditions, and the establishment of new, temporary peaceful diplomatic relations inspired a rich visual and artistic production.

Organized in the framework of the research project Visual Culture of Trauma, Obliteration, and Reconstruction in Post-World-War II Europe (www.victor-e.eu), this conference will take place 20-21-22 April 2022 in Paris, at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA). Itwill bring together the viewpoints of historians, visual sociologists, and historians of art, cinema, architecture, photography, painting and other related visual media on the period of Reconstruction following the Second World War in Europe. The research on the challenges of the post-war period, which began in the 1980s, has been fruitful but is only including visual sources since the 2000s. The increased digitization of archival collections, in particular iconographic and audiovisual holdings, encourages the exploration of the Reconstruction period through the rediscovery of these new objects.

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Festival Lumière 9th Classic Film Market 12-15 October 2021

The accreditations for the MIFC (Marché International du Film Classique) at the Festival Lumière in Lyon are open for both in situ and online attendance.

The MIFC reinforces its hybrid format, with online access to all its round tables, conferences and workshops, in French/English translation. The preliminary programme can be found below.

For details about the rates and benefits of the accreditation, you can visit the website here.

 

 

4th Budapest Classics Film Marathon 21–26 September 2021

From 21st to 26th September, the National Film Institute is organizing – for the fourth time – Budapest’s largest international film event, Budapest Classics Film Marathon. During the six days of the festival, audiences can watch more than 70 recently restored classic films in five themed blocks at various venues around the capital. To the delight of Budapesters, the square in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica is once again being transformed into a free open-air cinema on four evenings.

National Film Institute celebrates 120 years of Hungarian film with several large-scale events this year. The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival was brought to life this summer, the exhibition Wide Angle in Ludwig Museum is a broad-ranging overview of Hungarian film history (open until mid-November 2021), and the opening gala of the 4th Budapest Classics Film Marathon in Uránia National Film Theatre on the evening of 21 September is similarly a celebration of this important anniversary. At the gala there will be a screening – in a selection made up Lumière films from 1896 – of the first film footage shot in Hungary; an animation documentary made about the birth of the first Hungarian film, A táncz (The Dance), and the digitally restored (2K) version of Sándor Korda’s cult silent film from 1918 Az aranyember, with musical accompaniment composed by Bence Farkas and performed by Győr Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gyötgy Ráduly“This year is very special because we have the opportunity to celebrate several anniversaries that are important from the aspect of the history of Hungarian film. Cameramen of the Lumière brothers shot the first footage in Hungary 125 years ago, the first directed Hungarian film debuted 120 years ago, and 90 years ago Hungarian sound film was born, the first triumph of which, Hyppolit, a lakáj (Hyppolit, the Butler), remains enormously popular even after the passage of nine decades. In 2017, when we launched the Budapest Classics Film Marathon, we undertook to showcase Hungarian film history, the impact of Hungarian filmmakers on global film history, and the great classics of universal film history on the big screen. To achieve this goal, we called on the family of international film archives, which since then have continuously sent their restored precious films to the Film Marathon. This year, we are once again inviting all lovers of cinema on an exciting journey through time from the era of silent films to recent decades, thus paying tribute to the talent of great filmmakers and artists.”

– György Ráduly, Director of National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive

The goal of the Classics Film Marathon is to spotlight the values of Hungarian film and present the treasures preserved in European archives to a Hungarian audience. This year the Marathon showcases newly restored classics and film rarities in five blocks: Hommage, In Focus, Hungarians in Hollywood, Hungarian Eye, Open Archives.

Programme: https://filmarchiv.hu/en/filmmarathon/2021.