NHF awards 2019 O'Farrell Fellowship to Tara Merenda Nelson

Submitted by David

Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce that Tara Merenda Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, has been awarded the 2019 annual research fellowship.  The William O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded each year to an individual to conduct research at NHF toward a publication, production or presentation based on moving image history and culture.  The O'Farrell Fellowship is sponsored by Jim Lindner, a friend of Bill O’Farrell as well as a long-time mentor, and supporter of the archives. 


2018: The Year in Review

Submitted by David

Here is a quick look at events that took place last year. To see earlier years, click History.  


The adventurous types get all the attention. By Emma Prichard

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Northeast Historic Film's Reid Family Collection contains the films of the globe trekking, film-making Christine Reid, which were recently featured in an article published by Atlas Obscura. 


Visit The Woman Behind The Camera

Submitted by David

 We, and our partners, the Lesbian Home Movie Project and the Chicago Film Archives have been working away on a major new project. It will be complete by the end of 2018 but you can get a sneak peek by reading some of the blog posts about it. 


The Political / The Personal: The Global and Local Function of Regional Media

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Call For Proposals 
19th Annual NHF Summer Symposium to be held July 19-21, 2018 
-Seeking presentation proposals from archivists, collectors and academics-
Proposals Due: March 15, 2018
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Submitted by David
NHF just received a grant from the Davis Family Foundation to enhance our presentation programs across the state, as well as in the Alamo Theatre.  
Increasingly you will find our moving images on DVDs in libraries schools and stores, a growing amount of digitized material on our website, and programs shown on MPTV and other TV stations. Yet we don't want to abandon real face-to-face shows in front of audiences.

New Faces at NHF

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Our CLIR grant, The Woman Behind the Camera, has given us the chance to add two new talented staff members.


International Maritime Film Festival announces winning films and program

Submitted by Jane

The 2nd annual International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) has announced the winning films and upcoming program. The festival will take place at the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Maine from Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017. Tickets are available now at and are available as half day, full day, and complete festival passes. Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability. A final festival schedule will be released in coming weeks. IMFF is a partnership between Main Street Bucksport and WoodenBoat Publications.


2017 William O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded to Artemis Willis

Submitted by David
NHF is pleased to announce that Artemis Willis, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2017 annual research fellowship.

Book Launch, Amateur Movie Making, featuring Rare-Format Film Projection by Dino Everett

Submitted by David
On Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Northeast Historic Film will host a book launch for Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960. 
The event, free and open to the public, will include projection of rare-format film by Cinematic Archivist Dino Everett from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
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