Archives for June2013

CNA Luxembourg – 10,000 amateur films

Le Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), Luxembourg, holds over 10.000 amateur films (8mm, S8, 9,5mm, 16mm and 35mm) made between 1920- 1990. It also promotes amateur cinema studies by organising conferences on this theme and through various publications such as

Tourists & Nomads: Amateur Images of Migration, eds. Sonja Kmec and Viviane Thill. Marburg: Jonas Verlag, 2012.

Private Eyes and the Public Gaze: The manipulation and Valorisation of Amateur Images, eds. Sonja Kmec and Viviane Thill. Kilomedia, 2009.



NECS Conference – papers on amateur cinema studies

The NECS Conference, 20-22 June 2013, includes the following papers on amateur cinema studies:

– Eliska Decka – ‘Animate It Yourself! Professional Amateurism in the Production and Distribution of Today’s Independent Animation in New York’

– Aleksandra Sekulic – ‘Low-Fi Video Festivals as Performance of Microcinema and Yugoslav Cine-Amateurism’

– Andrea Mariani – “Fascistically Made”: The Politicization of Amateur Cinema in Fascist Italy’

– Jiří Horníček – ‘The Amateur Film Movement in Czechoslovakia at the Beginning of Communist Dictatorship (1948-1951)’

– Chris Wahl – “Between Private and Professional: The Corporate Film Studio of GDR’s Largest Steel Mill EKO Eisenhüttenstadt (1958-1989)”

– Maria Vinogradova – ‘Amateurs in Demand: Filmmaking Technology, Scarcity and the Making of Soviet Amateur Cinema (1957–1967)’

– Melinda Blos-Jáni – ‘Men with the Movie Camera between 1945 and 1989: Domesticating Moving Image Technology under Communism’

2013 NECS programme.

Programme for “Wunderkino 3. Visions of Travel and Mobility” symposium

The final programme for the 14th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium: “Wunderkino 3. Visions of Travel and Mobility” is available at NHF SYMPOSIUM 2013.

‘Watching Syria’s War’

‘Watching Syria’s War‘: amateur videos are being continuously uploaded on The New York Times project webpage.

14th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, July 2013

25-27 July 2013: 14th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, Maine, USA.
“The NHF Summer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of amateur and nontheatrical moving images. For over a decade, the Symposium has been bringing together archivists, scholars, and artists in an intimate setting for three days of viewing and discussing lesser-known, amateur, and found films.”

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