Journal of Film Preservation

Journal of Film Preservation is a magazine focusing on Film Preservation

Articles from No. 96, April

A Decentralized Model: The United States of America: Politics and the Road to Preserving a National Film Heritage
At the invitation of the JFP editorial staff, I wanted to share some information and insights about the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB), offering an overview of how the advisory body first came into being, noting some of its major achievements...
Audiovisual Archives and the Web
This article is based on a talk I gave in January 2016 that questioned the nature of the audiovisual archive.1 The question is made through a comparison between traditional film archiving and YouTube, and by looking at the emerging form of sound and...
Digital Restoration of Czech Film Heritage: 14 Film Programmes Back on Screen, 2014-2017
In this short article, we consider the background of, and the contexts within which the Czech National Film Archive (hereafter NFA) conducted the largest film-digital restoration project ever seen in this country. While not wishing to underplay the importance...
Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory
Just imagine opening the gates to an imaginary vault of a media archive. There you would find heterogeneous objects provisionally stored based on their material aspects. Imagine having gathered a team of 30 international scientists from different disciplines...
Filmarchiv Austria. the National Library of the Moving Image
The Filmarchiv Austria is the central place for collecting, preserving, restoring, and documenting film in Austria, and houses the country's audiovisual cultural heritage. Its wideranging collections embrace a period of more than 100 years, from the...
Finding Santi-Vina
The name Santi-Vina will be familiar to anyone interested in the history of Thai cinema, not least because it was the very first Thai feature film to win an award at an international film festival - the 1954 Southeast Asian Film Festival in Japan - where...
<i>La Vie Est À Nous</i>, <i>Le Temps Des Cerises</i> et Autres Films Du Front Populaire
Dans un contexte général de montée des nationalismes en Europe, l'année 1936 fut marquée par deux événements majeurs, la victoire électorale du Front populaire en France et le déclenchement de la Guerre civile en Espagne. Deux événements politiques dont...
Let's Go to the Movies. Allons Au Lichtspiel
Il y a dix ans, nous nous étions présentés dans cette publication comme nouveau membre de la FIAF. Tout avait commencé pour nous au printemps 2000 avec la fondation, dans la grande tradition suisse, de l'association Lichtspiel (ancien terme allemand...
Magyar Filmhíradí ÉVfolyam 1956
The increasingly impressive efforts by the Hungarian Digital Film Archive (MaNDA) to digitise the outstanding examples of their national film culture has led to their most ambitious project to date: Terror és forradalom 1949-1956 (Terror and Revolution...
Matroska and FFV1: One File Format for Film and Video Archiving?
To have a single file format suitable for the preservation of both film and video has been the dream of many archives, especially smaller ones, since the beginning of digital moving images. Today, on the horizon, we can see something that will provide...
Michelle Aubert (1942-2016)
Michelle was a force to be reckoned with. She always knew what she wanted. There was little or no possibility of compromise and you would be worn down long before she was. She used language as a kind of weapon. She spoke very quickly, like many French...
Peter Konlechner (1936-2016)
In the seventies and eighties, through the activities of FIAF, I came to know the Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum as the work of two larger-thanlife personalities, Peter Konlechner and Peter Kubelka. Both are well-rounded (in both meanings of the term)...
Play On!: Shakespeare in Silent Film
Reflecting on silent Shakespeare films may often induce mirth or disdain, at best inciting curiosity and confusion. How can the rhythm and richness of Shakespeare's language, his psychological insights and complex plots be conveyed through silence aided...
Redder Van De Tiende Muze: Jan De Vaal En Het Nederlands Filmmuseum 1946-1987
Editor's Note: Because this book covers the life and career of such an important contributor to FIAF and its activities, we have taken the unusual step of reviewing a publication not written in one of FIAF's official languages.EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam...
Slovensky Film: Blu-Ray Kolekcia
For the past decade, the Slovak Film Institute (SFI) has been doing an admirable job of curating Slovak-language cinema, and repackaging it in English-friendly form. They've already released five DVD box sets, each containing ten fiction features, and...
The Coexistence of Analogue and Digital Strategies in the Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute
This article is based on a presentation made by the author at a symposium during the first edition of Deutsche Kinemathek's Restored festival, in Berlin in September 2016, and a similar presentation at a conference in Milan, during the celebration of...
The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual
In recent years, the universe of content description has seen numerous changes. Longstanding cataloging manuals are being updated or replaced for the digital era. The push for online access to information, as well as the need for more shareable, actionable,...
The Old Life. Reframing Film "Restoration": Some Notes
What are phenomena rescued from? Not only, and not mainly, from the discredit and neglect into which they have fallen, but from the catastrophe of how a particular form of tradition so often represents them: their "appreciation as heritage". - They are...
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival: What Is a Festival Doing as an Affiliate of FIAF?
What is a film festival doing as an affiliate of FIAF? The question undoubtedly crossed your mind last November when the FIAF Executive Committee announced that the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) had been accepted as an associate member....
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