Amateur Film Archeology. An International Conference on the Theory, Practice and Use of Amateur Film
Fr, 22/03/2013 (Ganztägig) bis Sa, 23/03/2013 (Ganztägig)
Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
Leading European researchers in the field of amateur film exchange information on current research activities
Over the last fifteen years there has been an increasing interest in non-theatrical cinematic forms, especially in the field of amateur film. Adapted collection policies of archives and the development of new forms of access have changed the notion of the amateur film, while video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo have strengthened the awareness and popularity of amateur filmmaking practice. At the same time individual and artistic initiatives have added to the standing and significance of such filmic forms.
Based on the results of a two-year research project at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society »Amateur Film Archeology« the conference digs into the heterogeneous grounds of the different practices, uses, genres and theories of homemade cinema.
Organizer: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Austrian Film Museum, Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
Sponsor (Project): FWF The Austrian Science Fund