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.



Northeast Historic Film in Maine Policy Review

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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.


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

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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.


2015 O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded

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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.

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