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.


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.


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.

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:


Brook Minner to Lead NHF

Submitted by David

NHF’s Board of Directors has chosen Brook Ewing Minner to become its new Executive Director, succeeding David S. Weiss in March.


NHF 2014 Annual Fund

Submitted by David
Our 2014 Annual Fund letters just went into the mail.  If we mistakenly left you off the list but you would like to participate, read on and I'll give you two easy options.

Museum of Modern Art screening, Tuesday, Nov 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by David

Percy Maxim, Hiram P. Maxim's daughter, in the subtle trick film, Scarf Dance, 1930. 
Join us in NY when Orphans at MoMA features Amateur Cinema League-related works. As part of the program David Weiss will present film from Northeast Historic Film collections by Amateur Cinema League founder Hiram Percy Maxim, and O.P. Geer's Poem of Montclair, 1933.


Kind Words

Submitted by David

 “I love Northeast Historic Film!  I have watched and purchased movies from them. They have done a great job preserving the early history and films of Maine.”  


Save the Dates! July 24-July 26, 2014

Submitted by David

 Save the Dates! July 24-July 26, 2014 


NHF Screening as part of Bangor Public Humanities Day

Submitted by David

Saturday, May 17 at 4 p.m., Northeast Historic Film Screening as part of Bangor Public Humanities Day
at Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Bangor

Free screening of early twentieth-century Maine moving images:
Ellis Brook Camp, February 1928 logging work with horses and Lombard tractors filmed by Tudor Gardiner (Maine governor, 1929-1933);
Bangor Firefighters’ Parade (Main Street), 1929;
and Circus Parade, Maine, 1929 (probably July 8, 1929, Sparks Circus on Railroad Street in Bangor.)

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