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International Film Heritage Practices

The word "Debut" is written in red felt-tip pen on a transparent film strip.

Sun 11.06.

The category of heritage fulfills a key function in the allocation of resources for the archiving, preservation, and presentation of audiovisual archival materials. The focus usually lies on a narrower definition of the concept that understands cultural heritage as national heritage and thus relates film cultural policy to the framework of the nation-state. “Heritage” has thus established itself as one of the guiding categories of a knowledge order of film culture that has far-reaching consequences for the perception, classification, and archiving of artistic works, as well as ephemeral film genres and other archival materials.
Yet all state archives also house films of world cinematography. A roundtable discussion will explore the fate of these films against this background, envision transnational archival practices and examine the significance restitution plays in this.

With Cecilia Cenciarelli (Cineteca di Bologna), Ellen Harrington (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum), Elisa Jochum (Deutsche Kinemathek), Jurij Meden (Österreichisches Filmmuseum), Mark Paul Meyer (Eye Filmmuseum), Matěj Strnad (Národní filmový archiv, Prague). 
Moderation: Nikolaus Perneczky

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media