Orphan Film Symposium in Paris

The Cinémathèque française and NYU Cinema Studies host a special edition of the Orphan Film Symposium, in Paris, March 2-4, 2017.  The theme: Tests, essais et expérimentations.

We invite you to join us. If you would forward this news to your colleagues, I will be grateful.

The full program (30 presenters) and registration information are available here: www.nyu.edu/orphanfilms.  (Attached too.)

Films ranging from 1894 to 1994, from France, the US, UK, Poland, Italy, Denmark, Lithuania, Serbia, Algeria, Belgium, India, Mexico, and the Netherlands. See a wondrous variety of outtakes, kinetoscope movies, camera tests, partially edited newsreels, 90mm scientific studies, 35mm medical films, Super 8 experiments, 16mm avant garde pieces, images inédites, rushes, unfinished films, silent cinema, unreleased works, never-used newsfilm, amateur narratives, home movies, military footage, student films, promotional documentaries, early sound newsreel tests, and restored classics.

The symposium will take place during three mornings (9am to 1pm) at the Cinémathèque française during Toute la mémoire du monde, International Festival of Film Restoration (March 1-5).

Registration — open to all — gives access to both the Orphan Film Symposium and all five days and nights of Festival Toute la Mémoire.  Students and underemployed persons may pay half price.

And please save the dates for the 11th Orphan Film Symposium, April 11-14, 2018, when we return to Museum of the Moving Image for the big biennial edition. Theme and call for proposals forthcoming in April 2017.

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