Archive • August 2011

Symposium: Digital Film Restoration within Archives

posted August 31, 2011

Symposium: Digital Film Restoration within Archives

September 21-23 2011 Austrian Film Gallery, Krems, Austria In cooperation with Filmarchiv Austria and the Austrian Film Museum, Austrian Film Gallery, Krems, is holding a symposium that offers panels and discussions on various subjects, from restoration ethics to documentation, as well as on practical challenges of new digital technologies. Participating archives & institutions include George

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Jazz Icons Update

posted August 31, 2011

Jazz Icons Update

The latest batch of films in the Jazz Icons Series – see our article from earlier in 2011 – will appear during the next couple of months, and reflects the company’s growing relationship with France’s INA, one of Europe’s largest archives. Jazz Icons is also working, this time around, with renowned producer Michael Cuscuna and

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Restoring Hitchcock

posted August 31, 2011

Restoring Hitchcock

By 2012, the British Film Institute National Archive’s Rescue the Hitchcock 9 project is scheduled to issue fully restored version of 9 of the 10 films that Alfred Hitchcock directed during the 1920s, reports The Guardian. Only Hitchcock’s second film, The Mountain Eagle, from 1926, is eluding restoration, and only because it remains lost. The

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The New BFI Bunker

posted August 31, 2011

The New BFI Bunker

The BBC reports on a flash, state-of-the-art storage facility in the English countryside – the British Film Institute’s Master Film Store – which this month, September 2011, will begin to ensure the safety of fragile items in the BFI’s film archive: eventually, as many as 450,000 canisters of film. Earth Times reports on the facility,

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Home Movie Day 2011 – Around the World!

posted August 28, 2011

A still from "Our Day." Courtesy Center for Home Movies

This year’s ninth annual Home Movie Day is Saturday October 15, 2011. The event provides participants with opportunities to see and share home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ films, in turn. Events in cities and towns around the world, organized by moving-image archivists and other enthusiasts, provide opportunities

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DAS 2011 – AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium

posted August 28, 2011

The Lifecycle of the Digital Audiovisual Asset Digital Asset Management in the Real World September 23, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Registration is now available for DAS 2011 – Digital Asset Symposium, offered by the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the world’s largest association of moving image archivists. The gathering aims to provide in-depth information on

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Wesleyan U Seeks Film Archivist

posted August 28, 2011

The Wesleyan University Cinema Archives/Center for Film Studies is looking for a curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, who will also hold an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Film Studies (or other rank as appropriate). Review of applications will begin October 17 2011 for an anticipated July 1 2012 starting date. More information is

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Charles Guggenheim’s Archive Goes To Missouri Museum

posted August 26, 2011

Charles Guggenheim’s Archive Goes To Missouri Museum

The Missouri History Museum has announced the acquisition of the film archive of Charles Guggenheim (1924-2002), a pioneer of public television, the use of archival footage shot on hand-held cameras, and political film, a form he abandoned in disgust at the oversimplifications and negativity of American political campaigning. Guggenheim was called “the Ken Burns of

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The Film for which Ken Loach Was Reproached

posted August 24, 2011

The Film for which Ken Loach Was Reproached

In 1969, Ken Loach made a documentary film about the operations of the charity, Save the Children, commissioned by the charity. Officials of the organization did not like what Loach presented them, at all. So much so, that they barred any public showing of the film. But now, to kick off a retrospective of the

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