Charles Stanhope (Southwest Harbor, Maine) and Julia Gray (Orland, Maine) join the board of directors. Michael Hutcherson (Islesboro, Maine, and Cambridge, Mass.,) becomes NHF’s fourth board President, succeeding Jim Henderson. The 17th annual Summer Film Symposium’s topic is Screening New England, organized by Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona; Audrey Amidon, National Archives and Records Administration; Dino Everett, University of Southern California; Heidi Holmstrom, National Archives and Records Administration; Steve Norman, Belfast Public Library, and Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University. Andrea Mariani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy, receives the O’Farrell Fellowship; he works on site with the Kattelle technology collection. The International Maritime Film Festival is held at NHF with Wooden Boat Publications. The year sees celebration of thirty years of NHF and 100 years of the Alamo Theatre. Brook Minner leaves NHF after 18 months as executive director, and David S. Weiss steps in as Interim ED.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists gives Northeast Historic Film The Silver Light Award for contributions to the field. The award citation by Andrea McCarty: read here. A new donor makes possible purchase of an MWA Flashtransfer Choice scanner, supporting high resolution transfer of 16mm, Super8, 8mm and 9.5mm film. The Symposium theme is Visions of Travel and Mobility, with presenters from the US, Canada, the UK and Luxembourg. The 2013 O’Farrell Fellowship awarded to Graeme Richard Spurr, a postgraduate student in Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow. Past staff members convene for a Future Visions discussion led by Pam Wintle. Over 80 clips published online in Hancock County, Maine: A Century of Archival Film, supported by the Maine Community Foundation. The Boston TV News Digital Library goes live, describing 10,000+ items from our WCVB TV Collection. The journal The Moving Image 13:2 features two NHF pieces, Caitlin McGrath's "I have Seen the Future: Home Movies of the 1939 New York World's Fair" and Leo Goldsmith's review of the 2012 Symposium.
Karan Sheldon and David Weiss work for the University of Maine on the preservation and tour of From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film. The experience reveals the need to find, preserve, and make accessible deteriorating, neglected film.