Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

Executive Committee

Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

Executive Committee

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The annual Assembly of FIAF, which was held in Mo i Rana (Norway) on May 31st, 1991, has witnessed the election of its Executive Committee, which will lead the Federation towards the much expected Centennial of Film, thus taking over a crucial responsibility in the development and diffusion of the principles and practice of film preservation. Each member has agreed to send a brief resume of his/her activity in the field.

Hoos Blotkamp

was born in Utrecht (Holland) in 1943. She studied art-history, specializing in "modern times" (supposedly the era from 1850 onwards) and her subjects were: Duchamp and Bergson, electronic music, chance in the arts. She was seven years curator at the Central Museum in Utrecht making exhibitions, educational projects and publications on art, architecture and even one on film. She was then seven years head of the department of Visual Arts, Architecture and Design at the Ministry of Culture, getting thoroughly acquainted with bureaucracy, politics and cultural policy (whatever that may be). Computer-freak and having (to her own surprise) an image of "competent manager", she is nevertheless deeply attached to the fields of culture and their well-being; she has now been several years in love with the newly detected area of early cinema.

José Manuel Costa

est né en 1953. Cours d'ingénieur à l'Université de Lisboa puis collaborateur de la Cinemateca Portuguesa dès 1975 où il coordonne la programmation de 1980 à 1987, tout en poursuivant des études sur la conservation des films, notamment à Londres et Paris. Aujourd'hui il est responsable des archives de la Cinémathèque où il dirige l'édification de ÃÁÍ1Ì (Archive Nationale des Images en Mouvement). 11 est aussi président du Comité exécutif du Projet Lumière (Programme MEDIA de la Communauté européenne) et de l'ACCE (Association des Cinémathèques de la Communauté Européenne). Il est l'auteur de monographies sur D.W. Griffith, Robert Flaherty, Joris Ivens, le cinéma chinois... et enseigne l'histoire du cinéma à l'Université de Lisboa.

Robert Daudelin

est né en 1939. Critique et animateur de ciné-clubs, fondateur et rédacteur en chef de la revue Objectif, publiée à Montréal de 1960 à 1967, il a été aussi directeur adjoint du Festival international du film de Montréal de 1963 à 1967. Il dirige la Cinémathèque Québécoise depuis 1972 et siège au Comité directeur de la FIAF depuis 1975: comme secrétairegénéral de 1979 à 1985 et comme Président élu à Lisbonne en 1989. Il a participé à de nombreux symposiums internationaux (Unesco, Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, etc.). Nombreuses publications. En 1987, il a réalisé un documentaire de long métrage consacré au musicien américain Lee Konitz: Konitz, portrait of the artist as a saxophonist.

Jan-Christopher Horak

was born 1951 in Germany and is US citizen since 1957. He graduated as B.A. in History and Communications at the University of Delaware (1973), as M.S. in Film at Boston University (1975) and got his PhD. in Communications in Munster, Germany (1984). That same year he joined George Eastman House, Film Department, of which he is now senior Curator of Film. He is a Professor at the University of Rochester since 1985. His book publications include: Film und Foto der zwanziger Jahre (1979), Helmar Lerski - Lichtbildner. Fotographien und Filme 1910-1947 (1983), Anti Nazi Filme der deutschsprachigen Emigration van Hollywood (1984), Fluchtpunt Hollywood. Eine Documentation zur Filmemigration nach 1933 (1984, 1986), The Dream Merchants (1989), Early American Avant-Garde Cinema (forthcoming 1994), and over eighty articles in various national and international journals.

Clyde Jeavons

is aged 54. Curator of the National Film and Television Archive, UK, since 1990 and FIAF Executive member since 1991 (elected Treasurer in 1993), he was formerly Head of Film and TV Acquisitions at the NFA (1969 1975), Deputy-Curator, NFA (1975 - 1985), British cinema consultant to the London Film Festival (1986 - 1989) and founder of "British in Berlin" (1990). …

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