The festival “Film:ReStored”, an event of the Deutsche Kinemathek dedicated to film heritage in the difficult scenario of the digital age, has reached its fifth edition, which will take place from October 27 to November 1 at the Filmhaus in Berlin. Even though the festival has always concerned mainly German film heritage and domestic digitalization with the addition of some international guests, the fifth edition, thanks to its theme “A European Affair”, will have a decidedly European orientation. Preservation, restoration and access to film heritage are concerns common to all film archives and now it is time to develop a pan-European perspective on film heritage in the digital age.
In order to show the different approaches of the many archives and film heritage institutions in Europe, “Film:ReStored” is requesting proposals for lectures, workshop reports and film programs from as many EU member states who are committed to this cause as possible.
Some of the possible topics suggested by the call for submissions are the history of European co-productions before and after 1945, the preservation and legacy of European co-productions in the archives, questions pertaining to archiving European films produced in Europe, exchange projects between the archives of the ACE and FIAF, current restoration projects involving several European archives, a cinematographic infrastructure on a European scale and political steps for a European film heritage policy.
Proposals for lectures, reports, restoration examples, ideas for panel discussions, recommendations for film screening in German or English can be submitted by email until April 1, 2020: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decisions will be made by July 1st and the program will be published in early September. Travel costs and fees will be reimbursed for lecturers participating in the festival.
“Film:ReStored” is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) aand supported by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst.