Archives for July2012

Chicago Film Archives Go Online!

The Chicago Film Archives has recently made available online its collections of home movies. See here the Press Release.

‘Discussion of personal film’: event hosted by the Northeast Historic Film

‘Discussion of personal film’: Several art and cultural historians have been recently invited by the Northeast Historic Film to discuss amateur film culture and to consider aesthetic intent, audiences and interpretive strategies.

‘The amateur film archeology’ research project

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society is currently developing a research project entitled ‘The amateur film archeology. Excavations in modern visual culture“. The project is being developed in partnership with the Österreichisches Filmmuseum and has received funds from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Screening of Gugliemo Baldassini’s ‘pictorial’ cinema

Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia is screening  a selection of  amateur films made in 1920s by the Milanese painter Guglielmo Baldassini (1885-1945). The films had been originally shot in 9.5mm and later reprinted by Home Movies in 16mm. The screening will take place in Bologna, 12 July  2012, 22:00, at Istituto Storico Parri, Via S. Isaia 20.

’Enthusiasts: archive‘

Enthusiasts: archive‘– a collaborative artwork based on extensive research amongst the remnants of amateur film clubs in Poland under socialism.

© 2012 Amateur Cinema Studies Network (ACSN)