Archive
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…

April 30, 2018

Video Collection: Jazz Music

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life”, said jazz legend Art Blakey. Although jazz is a difficult music genre to describe, it is also very recognizable. First developed around the 1920’s, this rich and diverse music genre has influenced and continues to influence the world today. Therefore on this day International Jazz Day is…

April 26, 2018

Radio-television Vojvodina on Europeana

We are very happy to announce that as of this month twenty-five items of Radio-television Vojvodina became available on the portal of Europeana. Working together with Radio-television Vojvodina was a great pleasure and we are pleased to have helped with aggregating their selected content onto Europeana. We asked Jolan Stefanovic, chief documentarist at Radio-television Vojvodina, to tell…

April 11, 2018

Quality management within digitization projects: an insight into the Memoriav training day 2018

On March 8, 2018 Memoriav, the association in charge of fostering audiovisual archives preservation projects in Switzerland, held a training dedicated to quality management within digitization projects. Recently we had the pleasure of talking with Axel Roche-Dioré, project leader at Ina – Institut national de l’audiovisuel. He will catch us up on the activities that…