February 24, 2021

Film Find: "Rare Alfred Hitchcock Film Footage Uncovered"

From the BBC: The British director was 24 when he made the 1923 silent film, The White Shadow. The three reels were found among some unidentified American nitrate prints, which were left at the New Zealand Film Archive in 1989. [Clip] David Sterritt, chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, called the find “one […]

"Europe’s Movie Heritage Now Captured Forever Online"

From SiliconRepublic: A new EU-supported internet portal to the digital collections of European film archives including rare Marlene Dietrich footage and which offers free access to currently about 400,000 digital videos, photos, film posters and text materials has just gone live. By September, the number of digital items available on the European Film Gateway (EFG) […]

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Alamo Drafthouse to Archive Art Movie Posters from Mondo

From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library is partnering with the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theater chain to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters designed by contemporary graphic artists.  The first group of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo posters arriving at […]

New Federated Search Tool Provides Access to Records From the Online Catalogues of Ten UK Film Archives

From a British Universities Film & Video Council Blog Post: The data from some of the major national and regional film archives in the UK can now be searched through an integrated engine currently in beta test phase under the name Your Film Archives. Funded by DCMS, it includes content from Amber Films, BFI National […]

Reference: Canadian Film Encyclopedia

From the Encyclopedia: The Canadian Film Encyclopedia, the CFE, is an online reference project from the Film Reference Library, a leading educator and research and information resource for Canadian film. Publishing online, we’ve been able to bring you the first two phases of the CFE, while we continue developing and expanding the CFE’s content and interactive elements for […]

Cinema: "Soviet Film Classics Find New Life on YouTube" (Free)

From AFP (via The Straits Times): The Moscow film company behind some of the greatest classics of Soviet cinema on Wednesday said it had agreed to make dozens of its best-known movies freely available on YouTube. The agreement between Mosfilm and YouTube means that an initial batch of 50 films that still have legendary status […]

Video: A Library of Congress Workshop : "Moving Images: Digitizing to the Future"

Title: “Moving Images: Digitizing to the Future” Speakers: Dr. James Snyder, Michael Stelmach Recorded at the Library of Congress on January 24, 2011 Running Time: 145 minutes Abstract: This workshop covers the key concepts and technologies pertaining to moving image preservation and digitization in libraries, archives, and museums, including the typical elements in the preservation […]