Film Restored – The Film Heritage Festival
3 Nov 21–7 Nov 21
Call for submissions
Extended until May 15, 2021
Request for program proposals
The festival Film Restored has been dedicated to film heritage in the digital age since 2015. At the festival, digital restorations make their premieres; filmmakers, restorers and conservators share information about practical aspects of digital film processing; specialists and experts discuss political and aesthetic questions, which play a role in digitization efforts.
The sixth edition of the festival ties in with the subject of the previous year and focuses on further transnational entanglements in film history. This year, it is particularly dedicated to migration movements in cinema. Forced and chosen exiles have been occurring continuously throughout different times and in different places. Political persecution as well as repressive working conditions have led filmmakers to emigrate to countries, where they were able to draw on old networks but also create new cross-border ones. Migration is as much a part of film history as it is a historical and contemporary reality.
These transnational production relationships are reflected in archive collections. Often, bodies of work can only be reconstructed in cooperation between international archives. Thus, the archival world reflects the diversity of cinematic migration and takes on an important role in the communication of its history, wich continues to this day.
- Film exile: productions that could not be realized in the home country due to political persecution
- Migrant communities: cross-border work networks
- Preservation: the work of archives on non-national collections
- Migration as a cinematic topic
Proposals for scholarly lectures, progress reports, and restoration examples can be submitted, as well as ideas for panel discussions (with selected topics and guests) in connection with recommendations for film screenings. Since the festival will take place in hybrid format, online presentations can also be proposed.
Proposals and suggestions in German or English can be submitted by email until May 15, 2021: email@example.com.
Selections will be made by July 15. The program will be published in mid-September. Travel costs (and fees) will be reimbursed for lecturers participating in Film Restored 2021, provided that travel is possible in view of the current situation.
Film Restored 06 will take place from November 3–7, 2021 online and at the Filmhaus in Berlin. The conference will be held in English. The approximately 15 films are shown in the original with English or German subtitles.
Film Restored is an event by the Deutsche Kinemathek, organized for the Kinematheksverbund (Association of German Cinematheques). It is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and supported by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) as well as Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst.