Archive
July 25, 2018

Audiovisual Heritage in Education and Beyond: The Annual EUscreen Network Meeting

On July 5 and 6, EUscreen’s network members met at Charles III University’s beautiful Puerta de Toledo Campus in Madrid. The light-induced, rationalist building stems from 1934. After having served as a fish market for decades, it opened its doors to accommodate students and faculty in 2011. Our hosts where Carmen Ciller, who coordinates the university’s film and television…

July 11, 2018

Video Collection: Football

Did you know that until the 19th century, football had been played in various forms, but using a multiplicity of rules under the general heading of “folk football”? A key moment in the development of the game as we know it today came in October 1863, when representatives from a dozen schools and clubs met…

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…