Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage.
The day kicks off with a session exploring the role of festivals in raising the profile of lesser-known films of the past and the ripple effect that can follow with guests from Il Cinema Ritrovato, Essay Film Festival , Widescreen and Cinema Rediscovered. There’s also a session on Repertory Programming - all year round including guests from Glasgow Film Theatre and Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds followed by a Networking lunch.
You can then join in our Restored & Rediscovered Slate Presentation hosted by Film Critic Neil Ramjee to get a better sense of what is coming up and hear about release plans from UK distributors such as Park Circus, BFI and MUBI. Attendees then have the option to catch a special preview of Kinuyo Tanaka's Forever a Woman c/o Janus Films or join in a session on Regional Film Archives. For those of you that would just like some time to reconnect with other practitioners, you are welcome to use Waterside 1 for meetings.
This event is part of FAN Conversations, a series of discussions designed to create and respond to the need for exchange amongst film exhibitors across the UK. It is a Film Hub South West led initiative co-presented with BFI Film Audience Network(FAN) partners with support from National Lottery, MUBI and Park Circus.
This event is free and open to FAN Member organisations and archive practitioners.