2013 Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image
September 26-28, 2013 - Registration is open!Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive, Indiana University Cinema and NYU Cinema Studies/Tisch School of the Arts
Click here to register for the 2013 Orphans Midwest Film Symposium!
Full rate is $150, graduate student rate is $60, day passes for Friday and Saturday at $30 each (day passes do not include meals). Tickets to evening events are available to the public at the IU Cinema. .
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Orphan Film Symposium and Orphans Midwest 2013
Indiana University Cinema and IU Libraries Film Archive host this impressive gathering of scholars, archivists, and media artists, screening dozens of cinema rarities and rediscoveries, as well as new productions, music performances, and curated presentations. “Orphan films” are all manner of neglected and ephemeral cinematic artifacts, ranging from home movies to outtakes to educational movies to newsreels.
Partnering with the NYU Orphan Film Symposium, IU’s prominent media units join forces to showcase their collections and expertise in the study and preservation of moving images: IU Libraries Film Archive, Department of Communication and Culture’s Film and Media Studies Program, Black Film Center/Archive, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Cinema, Lilly Library, and the Media Preservation Initiative.
For more information on the Orphan Film Symposium at NYU, visit www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm.
What is an orphan film?
Narrowly defined, it's a motion picture abandoned by its owner or caretaker. More generally, the term refers to all manner of films outside of the commercial mainstream: public domain materials, home movies, outtakes, unreleased films, industrial and educational movies, independent documentaries, ethnographic films, newsreels, censored material, underground works, experimental pieces, silent-era productions, stock footage, found footage, medical films, kinescopes, small- and unusual-gauge films, amateur productions, surveillance footage, test reels, government films, advertisements, sponsored films, student works, and sundry other ephemeral pieces of celluloid. For examples, visit the National Film Preservation Foundation, an institution dedicated to saving orphan films. Content provided by the Orphan Film Symposium. For more information on the Orphan Film Symposium at NYU, visit www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm.
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