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Aug
31

Two weeks at Northeast Historic Film

Submitted by beminner

Note: Ryan Shand, Ph.D., is the 2015 O'Farrell Fellow at Northeast Historic Film. He spent the past two weeks with us and sends a brief report! Ryan will be discussing his findings at next summer's film Symposium.

As a researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, most of my time is spent at our campus in Paisley, a large town to the west of Glasgow. However this summer, thanks to Northeast Historic Film, during the second half of August I have had the privilege of spending my time in Bucksport, Maine, endeavoring to find out more about early student filmmaking.

Aug
24

Hap Collins featured in The Maine Dialect Project

Submitted by beminner

Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) is working to capture and document the unique words, phrases and accents of Maine. The project now features audio recordings of Albert "Hap" Collins.

Hap was a boatbuilder, painter, fiddler and carpenter from South Blue Hill. Northeast Historic Film has a collection of interviews with Hap, made in the late 1980s by Jeff Todd Titon. You can learn more about the collection here.

Aug
12

Ellsworth Movie Queen

Submitted by beminner

On Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm at the Moore Community Center Theater on State St. in Ellsworth, Northeast Historic Film and the Ellsworth Historical Society will present "Ellsworth Movie Queen", shown for the first time since it was filmed in Ellsworth in June 1935.

Thanks to the Maine Arts Commission for nice coverage of this exciting event. You can read it here.

Jul
20

Thing of the Moment Visits NHF

Submitted by beminner

Jeff Kirlin, the man behind the Thing of the Moment photo blog, paid a visit to NHF last week. He got some great shots! Check it out here.

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Jun
22

Northeast Historic Film in Maine Policy Review

Submitted by beminner

Jim Henderson, the President of our Board, and Karan Sheldon, co-founder of Northeast Historic Film and Board member, wrote a wonderful article that was recently published in the Maine Policy Review.

May
29

2015 Summer Symposim, Wunderkino 5: Moving Images of War and Peace

Submitted by beminner

The program for this summer's Symposium, Wunderkino 5: Moving Images of War and Peace, is finalized and ready to go! There are many interesting presentations in the works including "Seeing was Believing: Recording Nazi Camps on Amateur Film" by Lindsay Zarwell from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Lost WWII Women Directors, Screenwriters & Editors" by Sharon Thompson, Lesbian Home Movie Project and many more.

Apr
22

2015 O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded

Submitted by beminner

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce the 2015 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Ryan Shand, PhD, Research Assistant, University of the West of Scotland. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986. Shand’s project focuses on Counterpoint, a 1929 amateur fiction film made by Roy Lockwood.

Apr
6

My first month at Northeast Historic Film

Submitted by beminner

I've been here at Northeast Historic Film for just over a month now and it's been a really exciting and invigorating few weeks. I arrived at Northeast Historic Film after eight years in the public library world, and while there is much overlap between the work of public libraries and the work of the film archive, there are some refreshing differences too. For one thing we have an office dog, who I adore! More importantly, the work of the archives tends to happen behind closed doors rather than playing out in the public sphere of a library.

Feb
24

16th Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Call For Proposals

Submitted by David
Wunderkino 5
Moving Images of War and Peace
CFP: April 20, 2015
The organizers of the 2015 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium (Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Saturday, July 25, 2015)  invite proposals featuring studies of amateur, educational, industrial, and non-theatrical films that examine war and peace.
Feb
18

Call for 2015 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship Applications

Submitted by David

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship! For more information about how to apply please visit: http://oldfilm.org/content/william-s-ofarrell-fellowship

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