Magazine article Screen International

ICO Works with BFI for Archive Film Screening

Magazine article Screen International

ICO Works with BFI for Archive Film Screening

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The UK's Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is kicking off a new screening event for UK exhibitors to focus on archive film.

The Archive Screening Day, to be held Dec 4 at BFI Southbank, is funded through the BFI Audience Fund.

The Unlocking Film Heritage project, backed by £5m ($7.8m) of Lottery Funding, means that 10,000 films from the UK's national and regional film archives will be digitized in the next three years. Now the ICO will help exhibitors to get such films to audiences.

The Archive Screening Day will also include workshops and discussions. Guest speakers will include composer Carl Davis and Italian festival producer Guy Borlée.

Films to be screened including special compilations from the BFI National Archive:

The Wonderful World of Colour

A Time Travellers Guide to China

The Phantom Carriage (with a new score)

This is Now: Film and Video After Punk

London at Christmas

A preview of the three-year, UK-wide project coordinated by the BFI about the people and places of the UK. …

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