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A close-up of a coloured film strip features rainbow-coloured plumes of smoke in the background, two figures in fairy-like dresses stand on the left and right (campain image This is Film! 2023 (Het tovertoneel (Segundo de Chomón, FR 1907)))
still from Het tovertoneel (Segundo de Chomón, FR 1907)

Public lecture series

This is Film! 2023

Film Heritage in Practice

8 March — 24 May 2023

still from Queen and the Black Eyed Squint (Barby Asante) (photo: Tiu Makkonen)
still from Queen and the Black Eyed Squint (Barby Asante) (photo: Tiu Makkonen)

Under the overarching theme of ‘Activating the Archive’, also the theme of this year's Eye International Conference, scholars and film professionals worldwide present and discuss remarkable archival practices and initiatives.

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.

still from Färg mot fascismen! (Color Against Fascism!) (Leonardo Céspedes, Peter Lund & Kaj Mattson, SE 1978)
still from Färg mot fascismen! (Color Against Fascism!) (Leonardo Céspedes, Peter Lund & Kaj Mattson, SE 1978)
still from Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, IN 1977)
still from Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, IN 1977)

Each of the six sessions will highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts to save and activate audiovisual heritage. Together with guests, we explore topics like the work of Cimateque – Alternative Film Centre Cairo, the preservation of Chilean exile films, and audiovisual heritage in India.

poster This is Film! 2023

This is Film! 2023

The video registrations can be found on the page of each session.

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still from Waar de ratten koning zijn (Barbara den Uyl, NL 1985)
still from Waar de ratten koning zijn (Barbara den Uyl, NL 1985)
still from Waar de ratten koning zijn (Barbara den Uyl, NL 1985)
still from Waar de ratten koning zijn (Barbara den Uyl, NL 1985)

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