The fifth edition of the festival Film Restored, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek, will welcome films and guests from all over Europe to celebrate film heritage from October 27 through November 1. The Festival will take place on location in Berlin in compliance with sanitary restrictions. Film Restored is pleased to present 21 films from 15 countries, films that have been produced, passed down and restored thanks to European cooperation. The events at Arsenal Cinema will be complemented by digital offers such as film screenings with introductions in order to make them accessible to a broader audience.
The program features new restorations, such as the opening night feature film “Kuhle Wape” (Slatan Dudow, 1932), the original version of “Ekstase” (Gustav Machatý, 1933) and “Love, Life and Laughter” (George Pearson, 1923), long thought to be lost. These new restorations include a number of movies from the silent era which will be shown for the first time in decades with live music to accompany them. The program will be completed with a series of lectures about restoration work, lectures and panel discussions.
19 March 2015 – ABCinema goes UK: Co-organised by ABCinema partner Watershed (Bristol) as part of the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, the 3-day sprint will explore innovative approaches to engage the next generation in film heritage and culture outside the formal education environment. The event brings together experts from Europe’s film archives, cinema practitioners and young people aged 16 – 25 actively involved in film projects. The aim of ABCinema sprint is to inspire, surprise and challenge in a rapidly evolving digital environment. What kind of opportunities does it offer for user engagement and audience development? How can those who don’t engage with film heritage be reached? How can we re-imagine the way in which audiences are invited in and experience film? How can we explore, together with the young people, creative ways to engage their generation in heritage film and culture? These are some of the questions which will be discussed in workshops and panels during the weekend.
ABCinema is co- funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
7 October 2013 – During this year’s Pordenone Silent Film Festival, EFG1914 partners show highlights from their collections related to the First World War. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, 9th October from 14:30 – 16:30h in the Auditorium della Regione (Via Roma 2).
Within the scope of the EFG1914 project, 21 film archives are digitising a considerable amount of their WWI collections. For the Centenary of the First World War in early 2014, more than 600 hrs of documentaries, newsreels, amateur footage and feature films from and related to WWI will be available on the European Film Gateway and Europeana websites. As approximately 80% of films from this period are considered lost, the material provided through EFG1914 represents a considerable share of what has been preserved from the time in Europe’s film archives.
21 September 2013 – In the wake of the 21st century the issues such as the future of our past and the death of cinema have been raised in the context of the reinvention of Cinephilia. The Greek Film Archive gathers archivists, filmmakers and academics to discuss in a one day conference the future of cinephilia in the digital era and the challenges of archive programming. The questions of how to curate film for the new Cinephilia and how to reinvent Cinephilia in times of crisis are brought to the forefront. Also, in a wired world where young people are constantly downloading films and participate in blogging communities and social media environments, what brings still audiences to the movie screens and in particular to cinemathèques. The seminar addresses directors, curators, film professonals and cineastes alike.
The seminar is organised in collaboration with ACE in the scope of the workshop series “Management Strategies for Film Archives in the Digital Era”. It takes place during the 7th Avant-garde and Independent Film Festival, 17-27 October 2013, Cinephilia in the New Era (N.S.R.F. 2007-2013)
31 May 2013 – Cinephiles from all over the world will meet during the 27th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna. From 29 June to 6 July, a selection of very best restorations both in 35 mm and digital formats will be presented in the festival cinemas and during the evening screenings at the Piazza Maggiore. Special sections are dedicated to Hitchcock’s silents films, Allan Dawn, Vittorio De Sica, Charlie Chaplin at Mutual, Glorious 1913, Soviet filmmakers Olga Preobrazhenskaya and Ivan Pravov, to name only a few. This year’s programme will also include two screenings of films digitised in the scope of EFG1914, a joint project between 21 European film archives, with a special focus on First World War.
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