Article: Cinema Rediscovered: Reframing Film events free for BFI FAN members

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Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage for Cinema Rediscovered’s FREE online industry events on Thu 29 – Fri 30 July.

Film Hub SW have teamed up with Park Circus to present a session on shaping a repertory programme from idea to the big screen with guests from HOME, BFI Southbank and Cinema Rediscovered (29 July 11am.)

Panel discussion Whose Cinemas (29 July 1pm) puts a spotlight on organisations that are bringing attention to lesser-known films of the past and finding unique ways of engaging communities through online and in person events and editorial. Expect contributions from an inspiring line-up including Liz Chege, Director of Africa in Motion (AiM), Arwa Aburawa from Other Cinemas, Rabz Lansiquot who works independently as a filmmaker, programmer, and curator – and as part of Languid Hands; and Jonathan Ali from Twelve30 Collective, who is launching a UK wide tour (Aug – Oct) of No Place Like Home at Cinema Rediscovered.

They’ll also  look at how films of the past are inspiring creative responses from the next generation with a focus on Film TikTok (30 July 12.30pm) curated by Megan Mitchell (Matchbox Cine) with special guest Queline who’s behind The Rise of Film TikTok video essay (below.)

There’ll also be a preview of and discussion (30 July 11am) hosted by Andy Robson, Screen Heritage Producer at Film Hub North about a new short film commission Lost Connections, which responds to our collective experiences since March 2020 drawing on the collections of twelve of the UK’s regional and national film archives.

You can join in our Restored & Rediscovered slate presentation (29 July 2.30pm) hosted by Timon Singh (FAN Campaigns Manager) to get a better sense of what is coming up and hear from distributors such as Park Circus, STUDIOCANAL, Curzon and BFI distribution. If you’re feeling sociable, you can get involved in our online meetup (29 July 3.30pm – 4.15pm) for a chance to interact one to one with other exhibition, distribution and archive practitioners sponsored by STUDIOCANAL.

All sessions will take place via Zoom Webinar, with opportunities for participants to ask questions and share experiences via the chat function.

There will be live captions for all sessions (apart from the Restored & Rediscovered Slate Presentation and meetup.) Captions will be available in two ways, provided by Louisa McDaid:

  • Via Zoom’s built-in closed captions in-webinar (click the CC in the bottom bar)
  • Or via a separate window – the link will be shared in the chat at the start of the session.

29 July – 11am: ​​Park Circus & Cinema Rediscovered Present: From Idea to Screen 

29 July – 1pm: Reframing Film: Whose Cinema

29 July – 2.30pm: Restored & Rediscovered Slate Presentation

30 July – 11am: Lost Connections

30 July – 12.30pm: Film TikTok

If you have queries about the event, or specific access requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Film Hub SW team and they will do their best to accommodate.

This event is free and open to Film Hub / FAN Member organisations and archive practitioners. To find out how to join BFI FAN, contact your regional hub

FAN Member organisations that book for any of the Reframing Film events can access a 50% Discount to Cinema Rediscovered 2021 events at Watershed and Arnolfini (excluding the Film Quiz and Cinema Walks.) Email: to access a promo code.

If you are not a member but have another reason for attending (for example, you are an international film exhibitor, work in an archive, are student researching film exhibition or work as an independent curator) do get in touch with the Film Hub SW team.

If you are interested in booking some of the films screened at the festival, take a look at the Cinema Rediscovered touring programme available to UK film exhibitors from Aug – Oct.



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