Archives for October2012

‘Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria’

Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria

Among the goals of the project are the preservation, scientific exploration and analysis of a unique collection of “ephemeral” films on National Socialism in Austria. The group includes more than fifty films, largely unknown and in need of restoration, which relate to the rise of the NSDAP since 1932, Austria’s “annexation” in 1938, the war period from 1941-42 as well as Jewish everyday life before the expulsion and the Holocaust. These documents – mostly amateur films, but also “Kulturfilme” and other types of sponsored films – derive from the collections of the Austrian Film Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. The two institutions have, in 2011, begun to intensify their collaboration in this field. During the course of the project, the preserved films will be contextualized and made accessible to a broader public in order to complement and correct a discourse which has been dominated to an extreme degree by the imagery of propaganda film.

‘Mosireen’ – independent media activism in Egypt

“Armed with mobile phones and cameras, thousands upon thousands of citizens kept the balance of truth in their country by recording events as they happened in front of them…” See full story at Mosireen Our Story

HOME MOVIE DAY 20.10.12 Highlights

At ACSN Editor’s Choice

– Vienna: event hosted by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and the Austrian Filmmuseum.

– Amsterdam: Special Home Movie Day events at EYE

– Canary Islands: at the Filmoteca Canaria

– Los Angeles: Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre

– Bologna: organised by Home Movies-Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia

– Paris: ‘L’inversible’, at Café L’affiche de L’Espace Saint-Michel (Paris, 5e)

– Vasa(FI):Biblioteksgatan 13, Vasa.

– Berlin: Zillestr. 9,(Charlottenburg)


20 October 2012 Home Movie Day!

Home Movie Day 2012 –  see Locations and Hosts

‘The Second Lives of Home Movies‘ (In Media Res project)

15 – 19 October: ‘The Second Lives of Home Movies‘ (In Media Res project)
Theme week organized by Andy Uhrich (Indiana University).

Monday, October 15, 2012 – Andy Uhrich (Indiana University) presents: The Private and Public Viewings of Home Movies

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Daniel Mauro (University of Texas at Austin) presents: Private Pasts and Future Publics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – Snowden Becker (UCLA) presents: I Love a Parade

Thursday, October 18, 2012 – Caitlin McGrath (University of Maryland) presents: Home Movies of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Friday, October 19, 2012 – Jennifer Proctor (University of Michigan-Dearborn) presents: Home Movies, YouTube, and Mashup


‘5 Broken Cameras’

Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi co-directed ‘5 Broken Cameras’ (2011) – a documentary that includes rare Palestinian amateur footage of recent non-violent resistance in the West Bank. For an excerpt click here.

‘Best of 2012 Cinémémoire’ screening

5th October: Best of 2012 Cinémémoire – a selection of the best amateur films collected by the Cinémémoire in 2012

Launch of ‘Home Movies Project’, NL

Home Movies Project – Changing platforms of ritualized memory practices. The cultural dynamics of home movies

“This project addresses a number of questions dealing with the complex interrelationship between technology, specific user generations and spaces or places of cultural memory production in home movie making and screening …”

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