A new name, a new brand identity, a new study center on Eschersheimer Landstrasse, innovative exhibitions and other exciting projects: 2019 will be a special year for an institution that goes back, at its roots, to the Deutsches Institut for Filmkunde (DIF), which was founded 70 years ago on 13 April 1949. Say hello to the new DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum.
2018, the first year for new director Ellen Harrington, was a successful one, with 201,000 visitors in the Museum on the Schaumainkai alone, and 365,000 visitors worldwide at our touring exhibitions and film programs. Right at the beginning, Harrington initiated a series of processes to analyze the impact of the institution. In addition to extensive visitor surveys, a working group started in February to draft a new mission statement; the group also developed the new name that presents this international film heritage institution as a unified entity- the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum.
hosts The 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference
Save the date 25–28 May 2019
Women and the Silent Screen (WSS), an international conference held biennially, brings together research focusing on all forms of women’s presence in the earliest decades of motion picture history. After its first edition in Utrecht in 1999, the conference is coming back to the Netherlands to celebrate its twentieth year. The theme of WSS X is Sisters, taken both literally and figuratively within a wide range of theoretical and historical angles.
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 Deutscher Kinematheksverbund (association of German cinematheques).
The next ACE General Assembly will be held in Bologna on 27 June at 2–5 p.m. in Sala Cervi at Cineteca di Bologna, via Riva di Reno 72. Members: do remember that this is an election year of the Executive Committee so it is important to be present to vote for your favourite candidates.
Meeting documents (agenda, minutes of GA 2017, activity report, results 2017, budget 2018, mission statements) are available in the members’ area.
Tuesday June 26th, 2018 – h 14.30
ACE Session at the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School:
- Thomas Christensen (Curator, DFI)
- Mikko Kuutti (Deputy Director, KAVI)
- Nicola Mazzanti (Director, CRB)
present their classic curriculum on film preservation from analogue preservation principles via Digital 101 aka the Pixel to zoological references in restoration.
The session will take place at Auditorium – DAMSLab
@ Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini 5/b (via Azzo Gardino 65/a) – 40122 – Bologna – Italia
How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? How can (future) preservationists, curators and programmers be trained to achieve this goal? In May 2018, the EYE International Conference will explore answers to these and other questions, in a programme entitled Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change.
ACE is pleased to announce that it is awarding four scholarships of 750 € each to the following selected participants to the 2018 FIAF Film Restoration Summer School in Bologna:
- Iga Harasimowicz, Warsaw, Poland
- Michal Fricman, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Tihomir Kashmicovski, Skopje, Macedonia
- Mafalda Melo, Lisbone, Portugal
Because ACE had to close down the secretariat in Frankfurt it became necessary to move the ACE website to a new home from DIF’s servers. Since the website was running some really old software it also needed a technical overhaul.
This website is now hosted on a server in Amazon’s cloud and sports a new layout which is responsive so it should work nicely on mobile devices too.
The content is the same with only some minor corrections. Once we’re running in full speed we hope to add some new stuff – especially preparing for the GA in Bologna. That is set to take place on 27 June at 2 p.m., save the date!
Reports on any anomalies of the new site are welcome. Please send any comments via email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen M. Harrington has taken over the directorship of the Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt am Main on January 1, 2018. Harrington, who studied Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies, began working for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills in 1993, following positions in non-profit film programming and feature film development. She was Director of Exhibitions and Special Film Events and Founding Director of the Academy’s International Outreach Program. In 2013, with the green lighting of the Academy’s film museum, she became part of the planning team of that large-scale project, as its Director of Exhibitions and Collections. Since 2015, she has been responsible for developing and shaping the museum’s collections.