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Want to Win the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award?

posted March 26, 2012

The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival, held each fall, honors the  anthropologist who pioneered the use of film for fieldwork. The Mead Festival screens documentaries, experimental films, animation, and hybrid works that cast light on the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures. In 2010, the Margaret Mead Film Festival inaugurated

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Upcoming Workshops, Conferences, etc.

posted March 4, 2012

Symposium on Long-Term Archiving Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg – Fernsehzentrum Berlin Berlin March 13 2012 A day-long symposium on the benefits for long-term storage of analog media over digital storage systems. Lectures scheduled are: – The Ilford Micrographic film (Dr. Jean-Noel Gex, Ilford, Marly / Switzerland) – The laser film exposure technologies of the Fraunhofer Institute for

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New Year, New Work?

posted December 30, 2011

The Bay Area Video Coalition is looking for an unpaid preservation intern, to begin in February 2012 and work at least three months. BAVC is a leading vendor in the field of archival video and audio preservation and provides training and access to emerging media technologies for public media producers, independent artists, at-risk youths, and

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Call for Submissions

posted November 16, 2011

Cine Tectonica: Film On The Faultline Alan Wright of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, has made a call for articles for a book to be titled Cine Tectonica: Film on the Faultline (Intellect Press). Abstracts of 250 words, along with a short biography, are due to him – alan.wright@canterbury.ac.nz – by February 6, 2012.

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Symposium: Digital Film Restoration within Archives

posted August 31, 2011

September 21-23 2011 Austrian Film Gallery, Krems, Austria In cooperation with Filmarchiv Austria and the Austrian Film Museum, Austrian Film Gallery, Krems, is holding a symposium that offers panels and discussions on various subjects, from restoration ethics to documentation, as well as on practical challenges of new digital technologies. Participating archives & institutions include George

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DAS 2011 – AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium

posted August 28, 2011

The Lifecycle of the Digital Audiovisual Asset Digital Asset Management in the Real World September 23, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Registration is now available for DAS 2011 – Digital Asset Symposium, offered by the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the world’s largest association of moving image archivists. The gathering aims to provide in-depth information on

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Wesleyan U Seeks Film Archivist

posted August 28, 2011

The Wesleyan University Cinema Archives/Center for Film Studies is looking for a curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, who will also hold an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Film Studies (or other rank as appropriate). Review of applications will begin October 17 2011 for an anticipated July 1 2012 starting date. More information is

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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

posted August 16, 2011

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 33sd Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM The Film Theory and Aesthetics Area is seeking proposals for review, from now until December 1 2011. Suggestions for possible presentations: Precinema and its influence on film theory Theories of Early and Silent cinema

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9/11 TV News Archive: Learning from Recorded Memory

posted August 16, 2011

Learning from Recorded Memory mini-conference Wednesday, August 24 2011, 4-6pm Place: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater, New York Internet Archive and NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program are inviting scholars, journalists. and students to a mini-conference to introduce the 9/11 TV News Archive. In an

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Describing Moving Images

posted August 15, 2011

September 27 2011 Simmons University, Boston, USA Northeast Historic Film is offering a full-day workshop titled “Describing Moving Images” for managers and staff members of special collections, historical societies, and archives, as well as “lone arrangers” and LIS students. The event, to be held at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences Tech Lab,

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