Indiana University: IU alumnus, award-winning Black documentarian gifts collection to Black Film Center & Archive

Indiana University: IU alumnus, award-winning Black documentarian gifts collection to Black Film Center & Archive. “Now, scholars, filmmakers and members of the IU community will have access to this film and many other audiovisual materials from [Jerald] Harkness, an IU alumnus, as he makes IU’s Black Film Center & Archive the home for his film collection. The gift consists of master copies, outtakes, interviews and other production elements from Harkness’ award-winning, 30-year career. Also included are Harkness’ home movies and preliminary interviews from incomplete projects.”

The Hindu Business Line: National Film Heritage Mission ramping up digitisation and restoration of heritage films

The Hindu Business Line: National Film Heritage Mission ramping up digitisation and restoration of heritage films. “The Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur last Saturday reviewed the progress made under the National Film Heritage Mission at National Film Archive of India. NFHM is tasked with preservation and digital restoration of heritage Indian films, in a bid to make them available to audiences worldwide.”

NewsWise: Cinema has helped ‘entrench’ gender inequality in AI

NewsWise: Cinema has helped ‘entrench’ gender inequality in AI. “Cinematic depictions of the scientists behind artificial intelligence over the last century are so heavily skewed towards men that a dangerous ‘cultural stereotype’ has been established – one that may contribute to the shortage of women now working in AI development.”

Two Row Times: New grant for Indigenous filmmakers launched in honour of Jeff Barnaby

Two Row Times: New grant for Indigenous filmmakers launched in honour of Jeff Barnaby. “Netflix and imagineNATIVE on Thursday announced the Jeff Barnaby Grant in honour of his contributions to Indigenous narrative sovereignty, genre film, and Canadian cinema. Five Indigenous film and television creatives across Canada with productions at any stage in the horror, thriller and futurism genre will each receive $25,000 to support their projects.”

Lifehacker: You Can Attend Sundance Without Going to Utah

Lifehacker: You Can Attend Sundance Without Going to Utah. “The 2023 Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah this week, but you don’t have to travel to enjoy a packed schedule of movie screenings. After several years of partly virtual (or virtual-only) programming, it seems like online showings are here to stay.”

New York Times: Why Do Some Films Get Restored and Others Languish? A MoMA Series Holds Clues.

New York Times: Why Do Some Films Get Restored and Others Languish? A MoMA Series Holds Clues.. “Decisions about which films become candidates for preservation — or even what preservation means for any given movie — are rarely clear-cut. They depend on a combination of commercial interests, historical judgments, economic considerations and the availability and condition of film materials.”

ERR: New website showcases Estonian film archives

ERR: New website showcases Estonian film archives. “The National Archives and Film Institute this week launched a new website … to showcase old and new Estonian films. The platform offers long and short documentaries, animated children’s movies, adverts and concerts as well as older and newer feature films ranging in price from free to €5.90. A monthly ticket costs €8.80.”

Translating Cuba: A Digital Archive in the Diaspora Will Preserve Cuban Cinema

Translating Cuba: A Digital Archive in the Diaspora Will Preserve Cuban Cinema. “14ymedio, Havana, 11 October 2022 — Classics of Cuban exile cinema such as Conducta impropio [Improper Conduct] (1983), La ciudad perdida [The Lost City] (2005) and Plantados [Planted] (2021) will be collected on October 20 in the Archive of Cuban Diáspora Cinema, a project co-directed by academic Santiago Juan-Navarro and filmmaker Eliécer Jiménez-Almeida.”

Mashable: 10 ways to watch movies online for free — legally, of course

Mashable: 10 ways to watch movies online for free — legally, of course. “In the modern age of the internet, there are ways to watch movies for free that are completely legal. Yes, you read that correctly. There’s no need to visit any shady sites or jump around YouTube in order to watch free movies. Free (and legal) movies are waiting for you only a few clicks away, and there’s a pretty easy hack to get you there. It all hinges on one crucial step: Get creative with utilizing free trials, and you’ll have hundreds of free movies right at your fingertips.”

News@Northeastern: Northeastern Professor Uncovers Oldest Japanese American Film

News@Northeastern: Northeastern Professor Uncovers Oldest Japanese American Film. “For 108 years, ‘The Oath of the Sword,’ a 1914 silent film released by one of a handful of Japanese American film companies, has gone unseen by audiences. Tucked away in the archives of Rochester’s George Eastman Museum, the only remaining print of the film was collecting dust–until Denise Khor discovered it.”

Film Stories: New website to support accessible film screenings for deaf and blind audiences launches in the UK

Film Stories: New website to support accessible film screenings for deaf and blind audiences launches in the UK. “A new website for the UK, which is the first of its kind, aims to make cinema accessible to all. Sidecard is a searchable database, which records details relating to film access materials, such as subtitle and audio description files.”

State of Texas: Texas Film Commission Announces New Online Exhibit

State of Texas: Texas Film Commission Announces New Online Exhibit. “The Texas Film Commission (TFC) and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) today announced the launch of a new online exhibit examining the history of industrial filmmaking in Dallas. Titled ‘Mavericks and (M)ad Men: The Industrial Film Legacy of Dallas’ and hosted on Google Arts & Culture, the exhibit features 13 videos submitted to the Texas Film Round-Up by Dallas media producers and Texas organizations to tell the story of the independent filmmakers who helped turn the Texas metroplex into an epicenter for commercial film production.”

Smithsonian: Native Cinema Showcase Returns as a Virtual Program With Messages of Strength and Resilience

Smithsonian: Native Cinema Showcase Returns as a Virtual Program With Messages of Strength and Resilience. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12–18. This year’s showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community and a continued relationship with the land. Activism lies at the heart of all these stories. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.”

263 Chat: Zimbabwe International Film Festival Returns

263 Chat: Zimbabwe International Film Festival Returns. “‘Narratives from Zimbabwe’ is a project initiated by ZIFFT in 2019, that has so far travelled around many parts of the country, documenting Zimbabwe’s rich history and heritage. The interviews, footage and photographs captured during this first phase of the project will be used to create a multi-media digital archive and interactive website that filmmakers and other creative content producers will be able to draw from as a reservoir of indigenous knowledge and inspiration.”

“Jump Cut” is a Model Open Journal: Digitized from Microfilm & Hosted on Archive.org (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive: “Jump Cut” is a Model Open Journal: Digitized from Microfilm & Hosted on Archive.org. “From the beginning, Jump Cut was all about being accessible and uncensored. Now, the alternative media criticism journal has achieved maximum exposure: All of its back issues are available digitally for free through the Internet Archive. John Hess, Chuck Kleinhans, and Julia Lesage launched the publication when they were graduate students at Indiana University in 1974.”