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2005 Symposium

Amateur Fiction Films July 21-23, 2005 An examination of the fine line (if any) between amateurs and artists, the symposium featured presenters from Anthology Film Archives, the Academy Film Archive, The Center for Home Movies, and more. “Amateur Fiction Filmmaking as a Family Bond,” by Robbins Barstow “Lawrence, Me and the Sheep,” by Tony Dowmunt

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2004 Symposium

The Moving Image as Biography July 30-31, 2004 An exploration of individual and community biographies on film. “Introduction to The Moving Image as Biography Symposium,” by Eric Schaefer “Archival Footage and Storytelling in The Trouble with Merle,” by Maree Delofski “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania,” by Jan Chris Horak “MIC: A Window to the

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2003 Symposium

Toward Access, Interpretation and Understanding August 8-9, 2003 NHF’s fourth annual Summer Film Symposium focused on moving images as culturally significant documents. The unifying thread was the discussion of archival film (surviving film of any genre made available for study and reuse) as having inherent qualities worthy of analysis and interpretation. The Symposium’s participants offered

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2002 Symposium

Close Readings: Seeing Amateur Films in Important Ways July 27-28, 2002 Dwight Swanson Archivist Northeast Historic Film dwswan@gmail.com What follows is a too brief review of the symposium on amateur film here at Northeast Historic Film. I’m not even going to claim any objectivity, but believe me when I said that it was an excellent

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2001 Symposium

2nd Annual Summer Film Symposium July 25, 2001 NHF’s second annual Summer Film Symposium took place July 25, 2001 at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, Maine. The gathering was moderated by Tricia Welsch, Chair of Bowdoin College’s Film Department. Support was provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Community Foundation. Several speakers have

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2000 Symposium

July 15, 2000 NHF’s first Summer Film Symposium was designed for the regional moving image archives’ Board of Directors and Advisors to share current information about film preservation, study and use. NHF Directors present included the manager of the International Paper mill located in Bucksport, the president of Maine Radio and Television Company, and a

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