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[Commlist] Victorian Film Study Day - BFI Southbank

Fri Apr 26 17:11:40 GMT 2019

*Victorian Film Study Day *

*BFI Southbank, London*

*Fri 10^th May, 10:30-17:00 *

Celebrate the launch of the BFI’s newly digitised collection of 500+ British films from the earliest days of projected moving pictures with this day of papers, panels and screenings. Our invited experts and historians will be on hand to share their insights into the research, identification, restoration and digital preservation of the films.

10.30 Introduction by Bryony Dixon (Lead curator on the Victorian Project) with selection of Victorian films

10.45 The restoration project with Kieron Webb, Ben Thompson Bryony Dixon

Large format and unique nitrate restoration programme

Digitisation programme and development of DPI

How to identify your Victorian film

11.45 Break

12.00 Film as source for Victorian studies by Professor John Plunkett with discussion about the status of film as a historical document

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Screenings package & panel of film historians on historical sources for researching Victorian film with Stephen Bottomore, Ian Christie, Tony Fletcher and others

15.20 How to research Victorian film in the BFI by Senior Librarian Sarah Currant

15.30 Break

16.00 Other histories panel: using Victorian film for family history; theatre history with Peter Yorke, David and Helen Mayer and others

16.40 Tour of mezzanine exhibition with Special Collections curator

17.00 Ends

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