Run Time: 90 minutes
Sponsors: UVM Burack Distinguished Lecture Series
GET TICKETSTicketing Note: This is a double bill ticket that includes the afternoon panel at 2pm.
The festival is enriched through the inclusion of workshops, lectures and panel discussions with experts in their respective fields. This year our focus is on all things archival, with a special emphasis on restoration, accessibility, usage and ethics. We’re delighted and honored to have as our keynote speaker Rick Prelinger of Prelinger archives and archive.org. Called by some an American hero, space here could not do justice to the huge range of Rick’s achievements and we urge you to go to our website to read more.
Prelinger Presentation: Money, patience and courage are no longer necessities for filmmakers choosing to work with archives. While it can still be a struggle to access archival material, vast resources are now freely available for viewing (and often, reuse). But freedom brings new challenges. How can career mediamakers thrive in an age of mass authorship and distributed creativity? What emerging modes of archival work offer the greatest promise? And how can we best use archival material to make works that plumb moving image history so as to propel it forward? Rick Prelinger explores these and other issues in an image-rich talk that includes audience discussion.
About Rick Prelinger
Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years’ operation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make over 5,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. His feature-length film PANORAMA EPHEMERA (2004), depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, played in venues around the world, and his new film NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? (2013) is currently in pre-release. His “Field Guide to Sponsored Films” was published in 2006 by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Prelinger is Board President of the Internet Archive, has been a board member of the San Francisco Cinematheque, and sat on the National Film Preservation Board for five years as representative of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He is co-founder of the Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly private research library that is open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco, and was appointed Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz in 2013.
1.45: Panel Discussion
Part 2 of Lost, Found & Remixed is s panel discussion with screening of clips, geared toward filmmakers as well as the general public, will look at many aspects of repurposing footage for new uses. With Alice Apley, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources (co-sponsor of the symposium), filmmaker Caroline Martel, an internationally renowned award-winning documentary artist (Phantom Of The Operator, Wavemakers), Sandra Forman, entertainment lawyer, Rick Prelinger and Adrian Wood.
Also as part of the symposium we’re excited to launch the GVM – Second Time Around initiative
STAI will be announced at the end of the Panel discussion of the Lost, Found & Remixed Symposium and will continue in the lobby outside The Film House. STAI is a fund to provide seed money for finding, cataloguing and digitizing identifying Vermont filmmakers’ films. More details on how to submit your film to be announced on the day. Local experts from Subatomic Digital and from Videosyncracy, as well as Panelists Rick Prelinger and Adrian Wood, will be at hand to offer advice.
Ticketing Note: The lobby session starting at 3:45 is free of charge, but the panel discussion is part of the special Symposium double bill. GET TICKET
About Alice Apley
Executive Director of DER since 2012. Alice is an anthropologist and filmmaker who studied anthropological representations of the Kalahari Bushmen (including the Ju/’hoansi) as part of her graduate studies at NYU. Remembering John Marshall which premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of a tribute to John Marshall, is Alice’s first film. Subsequent video work includes a series of museum project profiles for the Institute for Museum and Library Services and a film about the medical researcher, David Hamilton Smith, who developed the first vaccine effective against spinal meningitis.
About Caroline Martel
Caroline Martel is a documentary artist who was born in Montréal the year the cellular phone was created (1973). She has been synthesizing documentary theory and practice in a variety of projects since 1998, with a special interest in archival materials, cinema history, women and communication technologies. Her first feature documentary, The Phantom of the Operator, has shown worldwide. More info…
About Rick Prelinger
Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years’ operation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make over 5,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. His feature-length film PANORAMA EPHEMERA (2004), depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, played in venues around the world, and his new film NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? (2013) is currently in pre-release. His “Field Guide to Sponsored Films” was published in 2006 by the National Film Preservation Foundation. More info…
About Sandra Forman
Boston-based attorney, Sandra Forman, has a diverse practice in the areas of entertainment and copyright law. Her clients include film and television producers and directors, screenwriters, animators, book authors, talent, software and book publishers, distributors, and multi-media and educational software producers. Over the past nine years, she has also served as project director and legal counsel on the re-release of Eyes on the Prize, the fourteen-hour, Emmy Award winning series on America’s Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Forman is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Production Coalition, the Advisory Board of Filmmakers Collaborative where she served on the Board of Directors for over ten years, and the Advisory Committee of Women in Film and Video New England. Ms Forman will also be on hand for individual advice to filmmakers on legal issues.
About Adrian Wood
BAFTA award winning archive documentary producer, film researcher and author Adrian Wood is known internationally for the idea, knowledge and research which gave birth to the series of “in Color” archival film based television programs. Adrian has been archival consultant/producer for the International Olympic Committee for the past few years. Sunday, Oct 13 at 3pm Adrian will also be giving a talk about his work on Restoring Olympic films and at 7:45 pm there will be a screening of White Rock, the newly restored version of the 1976 Winter Olympics Games.
Ticketing Note: This event is part of a triple bill with A Passion For Snow and White Rock and includes a reception.
Run Time: 60 minutes
In the mid-1990s the International Olympic realized that serious gaps existed in its audio-visual patrimony. To address this a project was initiated to recover, restore and preserve the Official Films of the Games. As part of this initiative Adrian Wood was engaged to assist in the process given his experience in the location and acquisition of archival materials. Now the project approaches completion, scheduled for December next year, his presentation will give an overview of what this collection is, what are the Official Films and the changing role they play in chronicling the modern Olympic Games. A major theme will be the technical problems that have been faced by him and his IOC colleagues in what will be an almost 20 year adventure in the midst of an on-going technical revolution.
Of interest to professionals and the general public, the presentation is also a natural follow up to the Saturday Symposium: Lost, Found & Remixed.
BAFTA award winning archive documentary producer, film researcher and author Adrian Wood’s personal mantra in the hunt for unknown footage: “It’s not that it doesn’t exist, it’s just that we haven’t yet found it…”. Read more…
Turkey/USA | 2010 | Narrative | English & Turkish w/English subtitles
Narrative | 69 minutes
Film source: Women Make Movies
Sponsors: The Vermont Council on World Affairs; The World Affairs Councils of America; The Turkish Cultural Foundation FREE SHOWING
Can Islamic values co-exist with full equality for women? VOICES UNVEILED examines this timely issue through portraits of three women pursuing life paths and careers of their own choosing in present-day Turkey. Each has defied social expectations in a democratic, secular nation where religious fundamentalism has re-emerged as a political force and patriarchal values still prevail. Well-known textile artist Belkis Belpinar, whose work combines science and kilim rug traditions, resisted her father’s wishes that she study engineering. Dancer and psychologist Banu Yucelar braved family opposition to modern dance, widely perceived as a form of prostitution. Women’s rights activist Nur Bakata Mardin helps women in underserved communities, where old beliefs hold sway, form small business cooperatives.
A Program of short films that recycle and repurpose found footage.
The Lunchtime Shorts Series is sponsored in part by Middlebury College
Curated by Deb Ellis
The Film of Her
Director: Bill Morrison | USA | 2013 | Run Time: 12 minutes
A Library of Congress clerk tries to save early cinematic treasures in this doc-fiction hybrid.
An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925
Director: Sasha Waters Freyer | USA | 2012 | Run Time: 10 minutes
Subverting the form of the amateur ethnography film to reflect upon our anxiety & fascination with race, evolution, and civilization, this lyrical essay film captures the spirit of excess embodied by The Great Gatsby (1925) in fragments from home movies.
Director: Shashwati Talukdar | Run Time: 1 minute
Ready! Aim! Light Up! Lucky Strike commercials from the fifties and atomic bomb tests meet their match.
End of an Error
Director: Peter Freund | USA | 2013 | Run Time: 10 minutes
The 1954 Army-McCarthy Hearings marked the beginning of the end of the “Red Scare” in the U.S. An exploration of the phantasmatic character of historical memory, the relationship between historical and narrative time and more.
Ghost of Yesterday
Director: Tony Gault | USA | 2011 | Run Time: 6 minutes
A rotoscoped collage of anonymous home movies inspired by childhood memories of religion, altered consciousness and watching in wonder as cocktails played their magic on adults around me.
Bonobo – Cirrus Music Video
Director: Cyriak Harris | USA | 2012 | Run Time: 3.5 minutes
Subverting the form of the amateur ethnography film to reflect upon our anxiety & fascination with race, evolution, and civilization, this lyrical essay film captures the spirit of excess embodied by The Great Gatsby (1925) in fragments from home movies.GET TICKETS