A Season of Classic Films

‘A Season of Classics Films’ is a series of free screenings planned between December 2020 until June 2021 across Europe to raise awareness of the work of European national and regional film archives, especially among young adults. Most of the films are new digital restorations and some screenings include exciting elements such as live performances or experimental electronic music.

With 22 participating institutions, the initiative also aims to support the reopening of European film archives, all affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Considering that the COVID-19 pandemic means the events will be subject to certain limitations, we are pleased that several institutions also plan streaming events to enable greater access.

The Season of Classic Films initiative is supported financially by the EU Creative Europe programme and coordinated by the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE).

LATEST NEWS

Don’t miss the next screening: SANZ Y EL SECRETO DE SU ARTE, organised by Filmoteca Valenciana – Institut Valencià de Cultura.

  Watch ‘Sanz y el secreto de su arte’ on Friday 5 February at 18:00 CET here!

  • Sanz and the secret of his art (65’, dir. M. Thous and F. Sanz, 1918)
  • An unusual hybrid between documentary and fiction displaying animated human-like dolls
  • Francisco Sanz Baldoví (1872-1939) wanted to create the perfect automaton, a robot, which would realistically assimilate human movements. He became famous for his exquisite automata collection, making the media of his time claim that he had the best robot in the world.
  • with live music
  • free online worldwide streaming with English subtitles

 

2021-01-21 | A SEASON OF CLASSIC FILMS: FREE WORLDWIDE SCREENING OF ‘SANZ AND THE SECRET OF HIS ART’

2020-11-30 | ‘A SEASON OF CLASSIC FILMS’ OPENS ON 4 DECEMBER WITH THE NEWLY RESTORED ‘SINNER WITHOUT A SIN’

2020-10-27 | LIST OF FILMS: DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME CATALOGUE

2020-10-15 | THE NEW SEASON OF CLASSIC FILMS TO BE PRESENTED AT FESTIVAL LUMIÈRE

2020-08-31 | THE NEW SEASON OF CLASSIC FILMS TO BE PRESENTED AT IL CINEMA RITROVATO


PARTICIPATING FILM INSTITUTIONS

Eye FilmmuseumAmsterdamNL
Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος / Greek Film ArchiveAthensEL
Filmoteca de CatalunyaBarcelonaES
Arhiv Jugoslovenske kinoteke / Jugoslav Film ArchiveBelgradeRS
Lichtspiel / Kinemathek BernBernCH
Fondazione Cineteca di BolognaBolognaI
Cinémathèque royale de Belgique / Koninklijk Belgisch FilmarchiefBrusselsBE
Nemzeti Filmintézet Magyarország – Filmarchívum / National Film Institute Hungary – Film ArchiveBudapestHU
Irish Film InstituteDublinIE
DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & FilmmuseumFrankfurtDE
Cinémathèque suisseLausanneCH
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do CinemaLisbonPT
Slovenska kinoteka / Slovenian CinemathequeLjubljanaSI
Cinemateket / The Norwegian Film InstituteOsloNO
La Cinémathèque françaiseParisFR
Národní filmový archiv, PraguePragueCZ
Кинотека на Република Северна Македонија / Cinematheque of the Republic of North MacedoniaSkopjeMK
Българска национална филмотека / Bulgarian National Film ArchiveSofiaBG
Arkivi Qendror Shtetëror i Filmit (AQSHF) / Albanian National Film ArchiveTiranaAL
Museo Nazionale del CinemaTurinI
Filmoteca Valenciana – Institut Valencià de CulturaValenciaES
Hrvatski državni arhiv – Hrvatska kinoteka / Croatian state archive – Croatian cinemathequeZagrebHR