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Sticking Up for East German Film

posted January 21, 2015

Under Soviet direction, East German authorities embraced film as a didactic medium; now a collection of posters at George Mason University tells the tale. MORE >>

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Collections Worth Seeing, Hidden in Plain Sight

posted January 9, 2015

“Hidden collections” — specialized caches of many varieties — are being cataloged around the United States with grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources, a collections-support organization that has now begun a new grant cycle to enable archives to make digital replicas so the "hidden" collections can be more readily shared with researchers and the general public. MORE >>

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25 Films Added to the U.S. National Film Registry

posted December 22, 2014

U.S. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the annual selection of motion pictures to be added to the Library's National Film Registry. They span from 1913 to 2004, and include Hollywood classics, documentaries, silent movies, student films, and independent and experimental films. They are dramas, comedies, westerns, animated films, and in the case of the 1953 House of Wax, the first full-length 3-D color film produced and released by a major American film studio. MORE >>

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Two Great Collections of Jazz on Film Become One

posted December 21, 2014

Two of the most impressive collections of films of jazz and other American popular music have combined: Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive and the storied Chertok Jazz on Film Collection. It's the jazz-film equivalent of the Basie and Ellington bands joining forces. MORE >>

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African American Home Movies: Are They Out There? Can You Help Locate Them?

posted December 2, 2014

Jasmyn R. Castro, a moving-image archivist in training, is testing the notion that African American home movies are rare because they have rarely been made. MORE >>

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Time to Start Fixing India’s Tattered Film Heritage

posted November 18, 2014

India’s cinematic heritage is vast, varied, and in dire need of better care — some film makers and supporters are taking the first steps to remedying a huge problem. They have drawn support and assistance from some of the world's most capable archivists to offer a crash course in best practices. MORE >>

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Do You Have Archival War Stories to Tell

posted November 7, 2014

Do you have War Stories from the Moving Image Archives Trade that you'd like to share? MORE >>

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In NY, Showing Orphan Indies; in the UK, Easing Access to them, Protecting Possible Holders of Copyrights, and Busting Crooks Who Breach Them

posted November 1, 2014

Orphan films find friends in New York, while the British government seeks to help anyone who would like to make use of abandoned films without fear of being pursued for copyright breach, while it also cracks the whip on criminals who flaunt copyright law, to their own devious ends. MORE >>

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Google Up, for a Free Online Symposium

posted November 1, 2014

For insights into the core considerations and possibilities for the preservation and restoration of moving-image media, you can tune in online to a free symposium of restoration and archiving experts on Sunday 2 November 2014 at 3pm US West Coast Time (GST-7hr) MORE >>

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A Funny Thing About Home Movies…

posted October 17, 2014

Saturday 18 October 2014 is Home Movie Day. Events will take place in many cities in many countries around the world. Free for anyone to take part in, the events provide opportunities to see and share home movies with community audiences. Moving-image archivists and other enthusiasts organize the events, and provide information about how to care for home movies. MORE >>