From 30 March to 2 April, EYE Film Institute Netherlands is hosting the 9th edition of the Orphan Film Symposium. The event is organised in cooperation with NYU Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam. For the first time, it will be held in Europe. Theme of Orphans 9 is “The Future of Obsolescence”: What kind of orphan films document these phenomena? What neglected and orphaned media should we re-view to better understand the world? How should archivists and curators deal with obsolete “new media”? How do archives, museums, libraries, and sister institutions participate in remix culture? The symposium addresses archivists, curators, scholars, technology experts, librarians, collectors, distributors, preservationists, artists, and legal experts alike. It starts on Sunday evening, March 30, 2014, with a film concert and the world premiere of the recent EYE discovery and preservation of East is West (USA, 1922). One session will be dedicated to the FORWARD project, the European Registry for Orphan Works.
Attendance at the Orphan Film Symposium is open to anyone, but advanced paid registration is required. Registration fee is $250 before 15 February, $300 after.
Students and the underemployed may pay half-price. The fees cover access to screenings, panels, performances, and events, catered meals and breaks and a registration packet.