Each of the six sessions will highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts and archival practices worldwide. Together with guests, we explore topics like film heritage in Brazil, forgotten female film directors from Indonesia, the African Film Heritage Project, the efforts of the Asian Film Archive and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association, non-institutional practices in Latin America, and the Cinematheque Beirut project. This year's guests are all members of the Advisory Board of the Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving.
Public lecture series
This is Film! 2022
Film Heritage in Practice
9 March — 18 May 2022
Under the overarching theme of 'Global Audiovisual Archiving', also the theme of this year's Eye International Conference, scholars and film professionals worldwide present and discuss remarkable archival practices and initiatives, from Latin America to Lebanon and Indonesia.
This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice is an annual public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, with international guest speakers and film screenings.
Film, talks & discussion
Each session will feature a short introduction by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam), followed by a lecture and Q&A with an international expert on the topic and a film screening.
The lectures are in English and can be attended as a series or on a one-off basis.
Please note that Eye will record these events for online publication afterwards.
#1: Nour Ouayda (Metropolis Cinema Association Lebanon)
Presentation by Nour Ouayda (Metropolis Cinema Association Lebanon) on the intricacies of inheriting a colonial archive and what it means for local filmmakers to access them.
#2: Juana Suárez (Audiovisual Preservation Exchange)
Presentation by Juana Suárez (New York University/Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program) on initiatives to preserve audiovisual heritage in Latin America.
#3: Ines Aisengart Menezes (Brazilian Film Heritage)
Presentation by Ines Aisengart Menezes (Freelance Moving Image Preservation and Presentation Consultant) on audiovisual heritage in Brazil.
#4: Karen Chan (Asian Film Archive)
Presentation by Karen Chan (Asian Film Archive) on the newly restored film They Call Her… Cleopatra Wong (1978) and the Asian Film Archive.