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June 13, 2018

This Is How Open Publication of Broadcasting Content Can Make a Difference

Last year, the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO produced a ten-part documentary series titled The Mind of the Universe, in which leading scientists from various fields were interviewed about their work. Aware of their role as a public institution, and looking for bigger impact, VPRO decided to distribute this series under an open license, allowing other…

June 1, 2018

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

This week expert Montserrat Bailac of Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals tells us the story behind her favourite archive-based films. 1. The historical “El Perro Negro” “El Perro Negro (2005)” is one of my favourite film for several reasons, but mainly because of the topic, the Spanish Civil War and the aesthetic way it is presented. It’s not easy to…

May 28, 2018

Video Collection: Royal Weddings

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle taking place little over a week ago; this months’ Video Collection reveals nine video’s of royal weddings throughout history. In this video collection we show video clips with historical footage of royal weddings, from 1951 to 2011. A collection of nine videos from the EUscreen…

May 25, 2018

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

In this first part of a new serie, where we search for the best archive-based films, Krisztina Tajta of the National Audiovisual Archive in Hungary tells the story behind her top 5 archive-based films. 1. Films by the Hungarian filmmaker Peter Forgacs; “Danube Exodus” & “Private Hungary” In “Danube Exodus”, Peter Forgacs documents the Jewish exodus from…

May 18, 2018

How the Right Governance Can Strengthen Audiovisual Broadcast Archives

Recently we had the pleasure of talking with Prof. Dr. Katharine Sarikakis about the research project she supervised: The Governance of Cultural Memory Through Audiovisual Broadcast Archives. Prof. Dr. Sarikakis resides at the University of Vienna where she is a Professor of Media Industries, Media Organisation and Media Governance. Together with senior researchers Olga Kolokytha,…

May 7, 2018

Historicizing Home Movie Practices: Two Complementary Perspectives

Recently, two doctoral dissertations on the home movie as a twentieth-century cultural practice saw the light of day. Tim van der Heijden defended his dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005 at Maastricht University in January. Tom Slootweg followed suit in April, when he defended his dissertation Resistance,…

May 4, 2018

Announcing the Summer School: “Moving Image Memory Cultures”

Date: September 24 to 28, 2018 Location: Potsdam Organized by: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam and Brandenburg Center for Media Studies Funded by: Volkswagen Foundation Confirmed speakers: Alison Landsberg, Robert Burgoyne, Paula Amad, Andreas Fickers, Wulf Kansteiner, Chris Kraus (film director) Workshop leaders: Ilka Brombach/Andreas Kötzing, Dagmar Brunow, Nico de Klerk, Matthias…