The author, translator Rossella Catanese and a number of guest speakers will enliven the presentation.
Presentation of the Italian translation of From Grain to Pixel in Bologna
The Italian version of From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition written by Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam is set to be released on 26 July 2021. Dai Grani ai Pixel will be launched on Monday 26 July at 17:00 at the same time as the film heritage festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, in Bologna.
By Eye Editors15 July 2021
From Grain to Pixel. The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Giovanna Fossati was first published in 2009. It is now regarded worldwide as the standard work on the preservation, restoration and increasing accessibility to cinema’s legacy.
The Italian translation of the revised edition (2018) is published by Paolo Persiani, and will be presented at the Palazzo Marescotti, via Barberia 4 (Bologna), as part of the 50th anniversary of the DAMS study programme (discipline delle arti, della musica e dello spettacolo) at the University of Bologna, where Fossati started her academic career.
The English edition from 2009 was the first title in the Framing Film series – a cooperation between Eye and Amsterdam University Press. The translation of the revised edition (2018) was recently published in Argentina and is set to soon also appear in Spain.
As the chief curator, Giovanna Fossati is substantively responsible for Eye’s collection policy and its academic activities. She was appointed Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. Fossati was inducted as a new member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, otherwise known as the Oscars, in July 2021.