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Adults sit and stand in the middle of a dark space, facing walls covered in colourful film projections. The projections are video fragments from the Eye collection sorted by colour and theme

© Jordi Wallenburg

Public lecture series

This is Film! 2024

Film Heritage in Practice

6 March — 15 May 2024

still from We Aim to Please (Margot Nash & Robin Laurie, AU 1976)

still We Aim to Please (Margot Nash & Robin Laurie, AU 1976)

Under the overarching theme of ‘Presenting of Audiovisual Collections: Experiments and Explorations’, 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 Naked Acts (Bridgett Davis, US 1995)
still from No Archive Can Restore You (Onyeka Igwe, NG/GB 2020)

still No Archive Can Restore You (Onyeka Igwe, NG/GB 2020)

Each of the six sessions will highlight different forms of presentation of audiovisual heritage and collections both inside and outside the settings of the conventional film theatre. Together with guests, we explore topics like the work of the Pan African Film Archive, alternative presentations of silent cinema like Las Musidoras and exhibitions like No Master Territories.

poster This is Film! 2024

poster This is Film! 2024

Film, Talks & Discussion

Each session will feature a short introduction followed by a lecture and Q&A with an international expert on the topic and a film screening.

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