In this installment of our series on film archives’ offers during the COVID-19 crisis, we will discuss what ACE members from Germany and Austria are organizing for their audiences.
DFF – DEUTSCHES FILMINSTITUT FILMMUSEUM has an entire section on its website dedicated to its digital offer. There are a video tour through the permanent exhibition “Filmisches Sehen” with curator Stefanie Plappert, ideas on how to introduce children to film culture with games, streaming tips from DFF staff, virtual exhibition and videos. To find out more, click on the following link: https://www.dff.film/coronavirus/
DEUTSCHE KINEMATHEK offers the possibility to take a look at its exhibitions and browse its collections via its website: from the permanent exhibitions that include insights into the film pioneers, the movie Metropolis and Marlene Dietrich to temporary exhibition such as “Brandspuren – Filmplakate aus dem Salzstock” and “Du musst Caligari werden! – Das virtuelle Kabinett”. Deutsche Kinemathek also has digital educational offers with material for teachers and all other interested parties. There is also a Mobile phone film competition named Smart Film Safari. Deutsche Kinemathek invites its audience to discover almost 7000 private films and photos from the upheavel in 1989/90 in its digital collection “Wir waren so frei…”. The film archive also highlights the work by the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) in the digital collection “DFFB archive”. To find out more, click on the following link: https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/de/besuch/closed-but-open
BUNDESARCHIV continues to offer “Benutzungsmedien Film Online” an online database in order to search its accessible holdings: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/benutzungsmedien/filme. In addition, newsreels after 1945 as well as films from the Weimar period and from the time of the First World War can be streamed online under “Filmothek”: https://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/.
FILM ARCHIV AUSTRIA has organised a digital home cinema that presents parts of the planned cinema and exhibition program as well as other exciting offers from the archive on several channels and is updated weekly. Its exhibtion “Kino Welt Wien – eine Kulturgeschichte städtischer Traumorte” has been moved online and is available free of charge. To find out more, click on the following link: https://www.filmarchiv.at/digitale-sammlung/film/#
MUNCHNER STADTMUSEUM has been trasformed into an online cinema, showing a retrospective with the works of the filmmaker Klaus Wyborny and restorations made by the film archive. The program is communicated weekly via the Filmmuseum’s newsletter. The films are available online free of charge for a limited period of time. To find out more, click on the following link: https://www.muenchner-stadtmuseum.de/sammlungen/filmmuseum
ÖSTERREICHISCHES FILMMUSEUM highlights its Film Online section, where people can find fo example an exhibition dedicated to Colin Ross and 22 editions of Dziga Vertov’s newsreel Kino-Pravda digitized by the Filmmuseum. To find out more, click on the following link: https://www.filmmuseum.at/sammlungen/film_online