Archive • October 2012

Calls for Proposals: Bastard Films & Comparative Literature

posted October 30, 2012

Going beyond the concept of the "orphan film" – films orphaned by their creators or caretakers – the Bastard Film Encounter will focus on films that are bastards: ill-conceived or received; embarrassing or beyond the bounds of acceptability; poor in conception or execution; undesirable to those who should be caring for them; and proof of something that should have never happened.

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Preserving the Interactive Telecommunications Program

posted October 20, 2012

Matthew Epler and Kate Watson were among presenters at Archiving the Arts: A symposium, a recent day-long event organized by Independent Media Arts Preservation, a New York-based service, education, and advocacy nonprofit organization that assists caretakers of collections of non-commercial electronic media. (See, an interview with IMAP director Jeff Martin.) Here is Epler and Watson’s

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Preserving “Time-Based Art” – An interview with Jeff Martin, IMAP

posted October 11, 2012

Jeff Martin, the executive director of Independent Media Arts Preservation, is a respected authority on a challenging undertaking: to preserve the fast-evolving works known by such titles – never quite inclusive enough – as “time-based art.” Moving Image Archive News interviewed him as IMAP’s Archiving the Arts: A symposium addressing preservation in the creative process

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NFPF Preservation Grantee: George Eastman House

posted October 10, 2012

The George Eastman House has won a 2012 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to restore and publicly present Hollywouldn’t, a 1925 film by Lou Carter. The short film, originally released by Trem Carr Productions, is a free-wheeling satire on the Hollywood industry at the height of the silent era, the Eastman

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More on the Mysterious Life of A Cache of Sports Films

posted October 3, 2012

Back in our early days, Hannah Palin described her work at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, hunting down and spruicing up a large collecting of her institution’s sports films. Here’s an update on those, in the form of a video feature from the university.

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NFPF Grant Winner: The Exploratorium

posted October 2, 2012

The Exploratorium, a San Francisco institution that explores the intersections of art, science, and human perception, and helps users to take a curious, playful approach to doing the same, will use a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to conserve Jon Boorstin’s Exploratorium, a documentary short filmed in 1974 that portrays the renowned Bay

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