Film Festivals of Europe

Author: Sian Barber, Laura Osswald and Yashar Dehaghani

Cannes Festival, 1972. Photo source: British Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

One week ago Cannes concluded what was an exciting and fun film festival. Congratulations to all the winners!

The festival inspired us to create a collection of videos about the many film festivals of Europe. Here you’ll find historical moments at Cannes and videos that showcase the range of film and cinema events across Europe. Journey back into the first era of these glamorous celebrations starting with the World Film Festival in Denmark in 1951, to the Cinema week in Venice in 1966, through to the Warsaw Film Festival in 2013. And don’t miss the 4 wonderful short films nominated for the Gaudí Award in 2010!


EUscreenXL: Participant of the E-Space Hacking Culture Bootcamp

Author: Laura Osswald, Mariana Salgado and Willemien Sanders

Within the framework of Europeana Space a number of hackathons are organised to develop tools for using Europeana content. The Hacking Culture Bootcamp hackathon, held in Amsterdam between May 8 and May 10 this year, focused on creating multiscreen experiences with digitalized historical footage from Europeana. In the hackathon seven teams of participants from different backgrounds created new multiscreen digital tools to engage with cultural heritage. For EUscreenXL we participated with a team of six.

Fixing Access to Audiovisual Heritage


EUscreenXL brings audiovisual heritage collections online. It also researches what actions are needed to improve the conditions for publishing audiovisual heritage online . In this way, we aim to increase the amount of culturally interesting, personally engaging, educational, and possibly even reusable moving image heritage collections for all to see. In order to get a clearer vision on how we can do so, we are looking for your opinions!


All that Jazz!

Author: Yashar Dehaghani and Sian Barber
Photo source: British Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Madelaine Bell. Photo source: British Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Since it’s inception EUscreenXL has made thousands of videos available on With so much content on our portal, we’ve decided to tackle the challenges of curation and contextualization by regularly creating interesting collections for your enjoyment.

Today, on the occasion of International Jazz Day, we’re proud to present a collection of fun, cool, and captivating videos about jazz music and culture!

These clips feature captivating performances from some of the greatest jazz musicians in history, full concerts from contemporary jazz stars, fascinating interviews, and signs of the influence of jazz across the years; on culture, people and on society. We hope you’ll have fun with this collection about jazz life in Europe!

Stay tuned for more collections coming soon by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Feel free to search our collection for plenty more videos about music, or take a look at our previous collections for more EUscreen content; Euroean Celebrations, Women’s Rights in Europe, and European Theatre.


Louis Armstrong


Don’t miss this wonderful performance by Louis Armstrong! (starts at 05:00)

CT/Czech Republic, 1965 [music][11:15]

Ella Fitzgerald


A fantastic performance by the great Ella Fitzgerald (starts at 00:43)

CT/Czech Republic, 1969 [music][02:24]

Ray Charles


Ray Charles on European and American audiences, his new band and Quincy Jones, and on soul music and twist

RTBF/Belgium, 1962 [english w/ french translation][03:07]

Josephine Baker


Singer and dancer Josephine Baker charming an audience in Prague (performance starts at 00:17)

CT/Czech Republic, 1965 [music][01:23]

Josephine Baker interview and song


Josephine Baker talks about her origins, racism in the US, her move to Europe and the decision to adopt children. And another performance by the ever amazing “Black Pearl” (starts at 07:50)

RTBF/Belgium, 1962 [interview in french & performance in english][12:30]

Claude Nougaro


Filmed during rehearsals, Claude Nougaro performs his song Quatre boules de cuir (Four balls of leather)

INA/France, 1969 [music][03:56]

Grencsó Kollektív Kedély


Don’t miss this great concert if you’re a jazz fan! István Grencsó is an important figure of the hungarian farout jazz life. Here he plays with his collective Grencsó Kollektív Kedély at A38 Ship.

NAVA/Hungary, 2005 [music][25:08]

Możdżer Danielsson Fresco


Możdżer Danielsson Fresco live in concert at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok. The jazz trio were promoting their third album “Polska”.

NINA/Poland, 2013 [music][01:34:00]

Trio Midnight


Another fantastic concert. Elemér Balázs on the drums, Kálmán Oláh on the piano and János Egri on the bass play at A38 Ship, the world’s greatest bar according to a 2012 Lonely Planet poll

NAVA/Hungary, 2005 [music][24:51]

Jazz musician Volker Schlott


East German Jazz musician Volker Schlott on making it in the West

DW/Germany, 1991 [German][05:06]

Jazz Across the Border


At the music festival “Jazz Across the Border“ the focus is on African jazz. The line-up includes the Louis Sclavis-Trio from Paris, who have also toured Africa.

DW/Germany, 2001 [German][02:14]

Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis


The young and talented Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis performing as part of Barcelona’s 2011 International Jazz Festival (starts at 00:28)

TVC/Spain, 2011 [music][01:23]


Jazz Festival in Sibiu


Fusing pop and Jazz at the Jazz Festival in Sibiu, Romania in 1976. And Marius Pop band is playing beautifully, starting from 03:16.

TVR/Romania, 1976 [Romanian][07:58]

Intimate interview with Tomasz Stańko


Singer Katarzyna Nosowska interviews Tomasz Stańko

NINA/Poland, 2012 [polish][32:24]

Duke Ellington


A short clip of the mesmerizing Duke Ellington in concert

Luce/Italy, 1971 [music][00:59]

VIEW Journal Call for Papers: TV Formats and Format Research

Author: Erwin Verbruggen


VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies, devotes its 9th issue (Spring 2016) to TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, methodology, history and new developments. This special issue of VIEW seeks to build on existing format scholarship and deepen our understanding of the history and continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective.


Local Radio and Television Records from Public Media Stations Across USA To Be Made Available to the Public


The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at on April 7, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.

These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the United States, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America.

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