Christophe Dupin, Senior Administrator of International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), reported on activities organized by affiliate organizations to celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
The report gave a roundup of the following:
SPECIAL DAY AT EYE ON SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER
In 2014 EYE will be celebrating the WDAVH on Sunday26th of October in its public building in Amsterdam.
Throughout the day, the patrons visiting EYE will be surprised with hundred year old short films before the regular film screenings, invited to participate in quizzes about film history and win film-related prizes. EYE’s collection and restoration specialists will be present at the “film heritage” desk at the entrance, showing and telling before/after sequences from restorations, and answering questions about film preservation and EYE’s running preservation projects. In the basement, specialists from EYE’s film-related collections will display remarkable collection pieces such as stereoscopes.
Film Archive (Public Organization)
ADDRESSES, PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSIONS AND AUDIOVISUAL SCREENINGS
On Monday, 27 October 2014, the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage will be celebrated in Thailand for the ninth consecutiveyear with a day-long program on this year’s theme, “Archives at Risk, Much More to Do”. Thailand has commemorated this event every year since it first began in 2006. The event will be held at the Public Relations Department of the Thai Government (PRD) and will consist of addresses, presentations, discussions and audiovisual screenings by representatives of archives in Thailand, including the Museum and Archive of PRD, Thai Film Archive, and the National Archive, as well as of professional associations and government.
Filmoteca de Catalunya
VISIT TO THE NEW CONSERVATION AND RESTAURATION CENTER (TERRASSA) AND “BASIC FILMS OF CATALAN CINEMA”
Filmoteca de Catalunya celebrates World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with a visit to the new Conservation and Restauration Center (Terrassa) offered to the members of Academy of Catalan Cinema and Academy of Spanish Cinema and a public presentation of the project “Basic films of Catalan Cinema”, a collection of 12 programs of Catalan Film Classics released in DCP with English and French subtitles, available for FIAF affiliates, festivals, museums and other cultural institutions.
Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv (with CineGraph-Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung in Kooperation mit Bundesarchiv, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein und Kinemathek Hamburg e.V. über die Herausforderungen)
»DAS FILM-ERBE IN DER ZUKUNFT. DIGITALISIERUNG ALS RETTUNG?«
Zum UNESCO Welttag des Audiovisuellen Erbes informiert CineGraph -Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung in Kooperation mit Bundesarchiv, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein und Kinemathek Hamburg e.V. über die Herausforderungen, das audiovisuelle Erbe zu erhalten und zu pflegen. Weltweit übernehmen Filmarchive und andere Filmerbe-Institutionen die Aufgabe des Sammelns, der Sicherung und der Präsentation von audiovisuellen Werken. Dabei stellt sich ihnen immer wieder die Problematik des Zerfalls der Materialien – ob analog oder digital Erstaunlicherweise machen gerade nicht die bis über 100 Jahre alten Analog-Kopien die größten Probleme, sondern auch neue digital produzierte Filme sind gefährdet. Werden wir in einigen Jahren noch Möglichkeiten und Techniken zur Verfügung haben, diese Filme vorzuführen? Welche Perspektiven gibt es für die Zukunft?
Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern
HOME MOVIE DAY
Home movie day means: screening your own family- and amateur movies, telling your stories and reliving histories. Home movie day means: have your films screened by a professional projectionist and have them professionally checked by film archivists, get expert advice concerning conservation, handling and digitizing ofyour precious material. Home movie day means: seeing your films in public, thereby making a new and different experience. The films will be checked andprepared for screening between 10am and 3pm, at which time you can also get adviceabout handling, conservation and digitizing. We are here to answer your questions. October 25th 10am
Public screenings: 5pm
Moderation: David Landolf and Brigitte Paulowitz.
SCREENING OF “THE GREAT FLOOD”
Bill Morrison (Director), Bill Frisell (Music), USA2013, 80′
In collaboration with Memoriav (Switzerland’s national network for the preservation of the country’s audiovisual cultural heritage).
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke outof its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was the forced exodus of displaced sharecroppers, who left plantation life and migrated to Northern cities, adapting to an industrial society with its own set of challenges. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues toelectric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles.
THE GREAT FLOOD is a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 catastrophe.
October 27th, 2014, 8 pm
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
SCREENING OF TRUFFAUT’S LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS
Cineteca di Bologna will take part to the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with the presentation of the restored version of Truffaut Les Quatre Cents Coups. (Two screenings at 18.15 and 20.15) This film is opening the new season of the distribution of classical restored films which are now distributed in 80 screening rooms all over Italy.
A presentation of the importance of Film Restoration and its diffusion will be given by the director of the Fondazione, Gian Luca Farinelli.
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE HOSTING LOCAL CELEBRATION OF UNESCO’S WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE ON OCTOBER 27TH
Old film prints, videotape, and audio recordings are at risk of being lost for a host of reasons. Film stocks lose their color, magnetic audio tape decays, and obsolete video decks aren’t made anymore. And it’s not just the media artifactsthat are at risk. The unique histories and heritage they store are in danger as well.
Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano
HOMENAJE A DESTACADOS PROTAGONISTAS DEL PATRIMONIO AUDIOVISUAL COLOMBIANO CON MOTIVO DE LA CELEBRACIÓN DEL DÍA MUNDIAL DEL PATRIMONIO AUDIOVISUAL
La Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano en el marco del XI Encuentro Nacional de Archivos Audiovisuales rinde homenaje a un grupo de diez personalidades colombianas que con su trabajo y entrega han aportado a la fundamentación de una cultura audiovisual colombiana y que han apoyado la gestión que sobre el patrimonio de imágenes en movimiento realiza la institución.
Slovensky Filmovy Ustav / Slovak Film Institute
SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS BY VLADO KUBENKO
Slovak Film Institute is celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by screenings short and full-length documentary films from important Slovak documentary filmmaker Vlado Kubenko. The screenings on 27th – 30th October in Kino Lumière, the Cinema of the Slovak Film Institute, are also a commemoration of the birthday of director Kubenko (1924-1993).
Arhiva Nationala de Filme – Cinemateca Româna
On Monday evening, on occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Romanian Cinematheque of Romania’s National Film Archive (ANF), will screen the Italy-France co-production “Slap the Monster on Page One” (“Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina”, 1972), directed by Marco Bellocchio.It is a well-preserved copy from ANF’s collection, with Romanian subtitles. The event, organized with the kind support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, will have free entrance. It takes place in the Eforie (Jean Georgescu) Theater of theCinemateca Româna (Romanian Cinematheque) in Bucharest (Str. Eforie nr. 2), starting 7:30 p.m. local time.
National Film and Sound Archive
PUBLISHING BLOGS ABOUT FILM PRESERVATION
The NFSA will publish two blogs related to AV preservation. The corresponding titles will also be published in full on our YouTube channel
1. Cartoons of the Day by Harry Julius – Australia’s earliest animations and a prime example of a lack of long-term vision regarding thecultural/historical significance of film.
2. Phar Lap, ‘The Mighty Conqueror’ – about the recent donation of a nitrate print of this documentary about Australia’s legendary racinghorse, Phar Lap. This is in the lead up to ‘the race that stops the nation’, Melbourne Cup, which will take place on November 4.
The links will be live on Monday 27 October at 6am AET. The NFSA will promote this content – as well as talk about what AV heritage is and the importance of preservation – throughout the day, on Facebook (facebook.com/nfsaa) and twitter (@NFSAOnline), using #WorldAVDay
Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE CINEMA OF THE GERMAN FILM MUSEUM AND CALIGARI FILMBÜHNE
HARRY WIRD MILLIONÄR – Harry becomes a Millionaire
Germany 1918. Director: Emil Albes. Cast: Harry Lambertz-Paulsen, Emil Sondermann, Trude Papst. 39 min., DCP
HARRY BECOMES A MILLIONAIRE is one part of a seriesof almost forgotten feature films with Lambertz-Paulsen in the leading role. The comedy series, centred around charming good for nothing Harry, stands as an example of German war time entertainment. The film was digitized in the EFG1914 project, on the basis of two tinted vintage film prints from the collection of DIF and the Danish Film Institute.
EFG SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: PATHÉ KOK 28MM
THE GREAT WAR – MADE NON-INFLAMMABLE FOR IN-HOME PROJECTION
First a programme with film documents of the first world war filmed in Pathé KOK 28mm format. The programme will be introduced and contextualized from a technical, historical point of view live commented and followed by a discussion. Christmas 1911 Pathé Frères launched a challenging marketing campaign for a new non-flammable 28mm film format for the home cinema market and the nontheatrical sector. The films made available included war films like L’INVASION ALLEMANDE.
TONBILDER FROM THE NEUMAYER COLLECTION.
Germany 1907 – 1909, 50 min.
In Germany the production of so-called Tonbilder started in 1903: the camera recorded actors singing in playback to a previously recorded shellac disc. In specially equipped cinemas the projector (commonly still hand-cranked) had to be operated in synchronicity with the gramophone.
KAVI (National Audiovisual Institute)
SPECIAL PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE GREAT PIONEER OF THE CINEMA ALICE GUY
There is a special program dedicated to the great pioneerof the cinema, Alice Guy, one of the first film directors and producers. She made almost a thousand films for the Gaumont company, starting in 1897, and her impact on the evolution of cinematic storytelling was tremendous. The programme is a showcase of other treasures of early French cinema from the collection of Svenska Filminstitutet / Filmarkivet, including also films of the Sieurin collection, Lumière, Méliès, Chomón, Linder, and the recent charming colour restoration of the Pirou production Le Coucher de la mariée.
The programme is preceded by a lecture of Dr. Jaakko Seppälä (Helsinki University).
The pianist is Mr. Joonas Raninen.
10 October 27 at Cinema Orion.
Hong Kong Film Archive
EARLY TREASURES: CELEBRATING UNESCO’S WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE
In 2005, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated each year’s October 27 of every year as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. It is an important part of a global effort to raise awareness of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identities. ?In support of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we are presenting one of the Archive’s priced titles, “Colourful Youth” (1966).
Dir: Yu Ho (aka Chan Wan)
Scr: Ngai Man (sobriquet of Chan Wan & wife Ngai Siu-chee)
Cast: Connie Chan Po-chu, Josephine Siao Fong-fong, Woo Fung, Nancy Sit Kar-yin
1966 / Colour / 35mm / Cantonese / Chi and Eng Subtitles / 93min
Date: 27 October 2014
Venue: Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Filmoteca de la UNAM
PROYECCIÓN DE LA MUJER DEL PUERTO
Uno de los pocos negativos de cámara del primer cine sonoro mexicano que aún existen íntegros, es el de la película LA MUJER DEL PUERTO (México 1933, Dir. Arcady Boytler), importante no solamente por su antigüedadsino también por sus valores cinematográficos intrínsecos, cuyos derechos para exhibición cinematográfica pertenecen a la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México desde los años 80. Para celebrar el 27 de octubre, Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, la Filmoteca de la UNAM, ese día, proyectará esta película, la cual fue restaurada en el 2013 con el apoyo de la Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas.
Fundazione Cineteca Italiana
SCREENING OF “WHY BE GOOD?”
(It. title Gambette indiavolate), by William Seiter, USA 1929, prod. Warner Bros., First National
After a very successful presentation at the Bologna Cinema Ritrovato last summer, our MIC film theatre will host an event which stands as a significant example of the good cooperation work among different parties (archives, studios, researchers, specialized laboratories, individuals) interested in preserving and promoting the film heritage.
National Library of Norway
SCREENING OF TWO FILMS
In connection with the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the National Library of Norway will screen two films from its archive that both belong to collections inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register: the film material from Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1911) and the newly restored “Academy Award” version of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki (1951). The films will be introduced by Eirik Frisvold Hanssen, Head of the Film Section, and research librarian Bent Bang-Hansen from the National Library of Norway.
Venue: National Library of Norway, Auditorium, Henrik Ibsens gate 110, Oslo. Time: 1pm
National Film, Video and Sound Archives
RENAMING OF BUILDINGS AND STREETS AFTER SOUTH AFRICAN FILM PERSONALITIES
On the 28 October 2014, the National Film, Video and Sound Archives will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, having begun its existence asthe South African Film Institute, a sub-division of the National Film Board in April 1964. In order to celebrate these historic events and NFVSA’s contributions to the Audiovisual Industry, the following suggestions have been put forward.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATING FILM ARCHIVIST ALICE GONZAGA
Celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro and the Centro de Pesquisadores do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazilian Cinema Researchers Center) hold the event “Alice Gonzaga: Archivist , researcher, preservationist – a trajectory dedicated to Brazilian Cinema” this October 27th, 2014, starting at 18h.
The event will consist of a roundtable, projectionsand tribute to Alice Gonzaga, who celebrated her 80th anniversary this year. She is afilm archivist, researcher, writer, producer, director, journalist, director of CinédiaArchives and a symbol of the fight to safeguard the memory of Brazilian Cinema.
Kinoteka na Makedonija/Cinémathèque of Macedonia
OPEN DAY & SPECIAL EVENT
The Kinoteka na Makedonija is proud to announce the celebration of 27th of October, 2014, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with the following special program and activities:
– Open day of the institution for visitors,
– Organizing a special event – Panel Discussion (Round Table) on the following topic: “Archives at Risks; Much More to Do”, with participation of approximately 10 participants (film archivists, audiovisual experts, producers, directors, cinema historians, film critics, journalists etc.).
Estonian Film Archives
SEMINAR ON DIGITIZATION AND RE-USE OF FILM HERITAGE
Estonian Film Archives, in collaboration with Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Film Database, Estonian Public Broadcasting, Estonian Film Museum and Estonian Union of Filmmakers, will celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with a seminar on digitizationand re-use of film heritage and with public screenings of Estonian newsreels, featuring Tallinn between 1923 and 1961, on an open-air screen at the central Freedom Square in Tallinn. Estonian Public Broadcasting will offer a discount on their DVDs attheir webshop, and Estonian Film Archives offer tours for schoolchildren in our facilities throughout the week of 27 October. On 20 October, a Facebook event of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Estonia will go live (in Estonian only).
National Film Center/ The National Museum Of Modern Art Tokyo
THE DISCOVERY OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT THE GREAT KANTO EARTQUAKE AND THEIR USAGE ON DISASTER PREVENTION RESEARCH
National Film Center (NFC) celebrated the WDAVH 2014 on October 11 by screening four documentary films about the Great Kanto Earthquake, three of which were from the nitrate positives recently discovered and donated to NFC, and by holding three lectures on them.
In the lecture, Jo Osawa, assistant curator of NFC, presented a summary of production and reception of documentary films aboutthe Great Kanto Earthquake which occurred on September 1, 1923.
Subsequently, two academics analyzed the films in terms of disaster prevention research and proved that the analysis of audio-visual heritages contributed in a profound way to their studies.
Masaru Tanaka from the University of Kyoto identified shooting times and locations of each shot by using pictures, picture postcards and a hazard map as reference.
In the same way, Yukio Nishida from Saitama University clarified how fire spread and refugees moved.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
SPECIAL FREE SCREENING OF NEW AMERICAN CINEMA PIONEER SHIRLEY CLARKE’S PORTRAIT OF JASON
To mark UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage the TIFF Bell Lightbox is pleased to present a special free screening of New American Cinema pioneer Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason, in a new 35mm restoration from the Academy Film Archive and Milestone Films with support from TIFF. The screening will be preceded by an introduction from Sylvia Frank, Director of the TIFF Film Reference Library, who will discuss TIFF’s role as a member of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives). Also speaking is TIFF Cinematheque programmer Brad Deane, who will discuss the restoration of Portrait of Jason and the ongoing efforts of TIFF’s Film Programmes department to seek out archival prints and restorations for screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
PORTRAIT OF JASON
dir. Shirley Clarke, USA 1967, 105 min, 35mm.
On the night of December 2, 1966, New American Cinema pioneer Shirley Clarke and a tiny crew convened in an apartment in New York’s Hotel Chelsea and spent twelve hours filming Jason Holliday as he spun tales, donned costumes and reminisced about his good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, sometime-houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. A cinéma-vérité document of a man who admits to being a fabulist and compulsive liar, Portrait of Jason is both a ferocious interrogation of the documentary form and a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man who is by turns hilariousand heartbreaking.
Monday, October 27, 7:00pm