Archive for 2012

National Film Preservation Foundation Helps to Save Films by Tod Browning, John Cage, and Many Others

posted June 13, 2012

The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced grant awards designed to save 60 endangered films.

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Wunderkino: Polavision, Operation Ditty, and the Avant-Garde

posted June 12, 2012

Amazing and extraordinary studies of amateur and non-theatrical films is what the organizers of Wunderkino asked for, and they have now announced what they got.

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Roxy Rothafel, Begetter of American Entertainment

posted June 5, 2012

Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel was one of the most extraordinary founders of modern American entertainment. During his life (1882-1936), he was a film exhibitor, stage producer, radio broadcaster, musical arranger, theater manager, war propagandist, and international celebrity – an influential figure of the silent era who helped to bring together film, music, and live performance. As

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An Interview with Giovanna Fossati, Film Archivist and Curator

posted May 23, 2012

Film archivist and curator Giovanna Fossati, head curator at EYE Film Institute Netherlands and the author of "From Grain to Pixel: The Archive Life of Film in Transition," speaks to MIAN contributing writer Caylin Smith.

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New Books, and More New Books

posted May 22, 2012

New books related to film and other moving-image formats continue to appear at a dizzying rate. On our book pages you can read all about them, and in some cases read about authors’ experiences in searching archives for research material, on film or other media. And, descriptions of many more are coming soon.

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Support the National Film Preservation Foundation

posted May 18, 2012

One week each year, moving-image related bloggers take time to raise money for the fine work of the National Film Preservation Foundation. This is that week – in fact, the Blogathon ends today, although that needn’t prevent you donating to the cause, whenever you happen to read this post.

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AMIA Conference Call for Proposals

posted May 7, 2012

The AMIA Conference Committee has extended the deadline for submissions for session and workshop proposals for the 2012 AMIA Conference in Seattle, WA. It is looking for a wide variety of topics, cutting-edge discussions of technology, and a balance of theory and practice, with emphases on new ideas and concepts that may stimulate additional interest,

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Money for Mountain Films

posted May 1, 2012

The great outdoors has long lured Americans to the Pacific Northwest, as is evident in films collected by The Mountaineers and now preserved by the University of Washington with assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Before Hollywood: Betzwood

posted April 26, 2012

Before Hollywood established itself as the center of American movie-making, the world's largest and most advanced film factory was Betzwood Film Studios in North Philadelphia.

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Call for Papers: Archiving the Arts symposium

posted April 24, 2012

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for a symposium titled Archiving the Arts: Addressing Preservation in the Creative Process, scheduled for October 13 2012 during Archives Week in New York City, organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. The symposium

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