Archive • February 2011

Preservationist/Historian Kevin Brownlow Gets Academy Award

posted February 28, 2011

The Academy's online clip of Kevin Brownlow accepting his Governors Award at a ceremony in November.

At the Academy Awards ceremony last night, British archivist, film historian, and preservationist Kevin Brownlow was recognized for his many years of contributions. He appeared briefly on stage with fellow recipients of the Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Eli Wallach and Francis Ford Coppola. A fourth honoree, Jean-Luc Godard

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Paul Rotha: Filmmaker, Author, Producer

posted February 15, 2011

The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds is organising a three-day conference from September 8-10 2011 on the career of Paul Rotha in the light of the last two decades of research into non-fiction cinema and British film culture. Rotha (1907–1984) was a British documentary film-maker, film historian, and critic whose documentaries

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Avant-Garde Masters Film-Preservation Grants

posted February 15, 2011

The National Film Preservation Foundation has invited proposals for its Avant-Garde Masters film preservation grant program. Interested archives should register by March 25 2011. Final applications are due April 29 2011. This cash grant, made possible by The Film Foundation, supports the preservation of a film or films by a single filmmaker or cinematic movement

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Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico

posted February 15, 2011

Just a reminder that next week in Tucson, whose average daytime temperature in February is 71F, the Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico symposium will take place. The symposium is a one-day event, but between two nights of film screenings, February 25-26 2011. The symposium focuses on how and why amateur, industrial, educational, and

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Berkeley Silent-Film Conference

posted February 13, 2011

Berkeley Silent-Film Conference

The Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley presents The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema, with a theme of Cinema Across Media: The 1920s, running February 24–26 2011. The international, interdisciplinary conference will include plenary speeches, roundtables, concurrent panels, and a series of silent film screenings with live musical

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Silent Rarities Lovingly Preserved

posted February 12, 2011

Silent Rarities Lovingly Preserved

Fans of animation have their Comic-Con, sure, but for cineastes there are geek-chic events like Cinecon, Slapsticon, Cinesation, Cinevent, and – over four days each March in wintry Syracuse, New York – Cinefest. Rachel Price talks to Joseph Yranski about this year’s event.

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