The Missing Movies board of directors has announced that the organization has received IRS tax exemption status. According to the group, that designation means that it can now apply for grants and accept tax-deductible donations directly.
Digital Film Technology has developed a prototype version of Smart Motion WetGate, developed for DFT Polar HQ and planned for release later this year. The DFT Polar HQ, which was developed specifically for film archives, scans up to a maximum of 9.3K resolution in native RGB. The scanner has a modular design which can flex and grow as user needs and technology changes over time.
The board of Prasad Corporation, a leader in film preservation, digitization, and restoration has appointed Gunter Weidlich as managing director for its company Digital Film Technology.
The 32nd edition of the annual Association of Moving Image Archivists conference is back in person and back in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2016. From December 7-9 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, more than 500 professionals and supporters will gather to discuss the most recent developments in archival technology, sustainable ways of preserving media, and the simple tools being used to save some of the most at-risk moving images around the world.
Digital Film Technology has introduced the Polar HQ film scanner, which the company says uses a new DFT Polar platform technology, that “represents a next generation film scanner specifically designed to address the unique needs of film archives.”
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is asking for proposals for sessions and workshops for its annual conference to be held December 7-9 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 18.
Each year the Librarian of Congress chooses a select group of films to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry champions American films and this year the seminal documentary, The Wobblies (1979), which was awarded a New York Women in Film and Television Women’s Film Preservation Fund grant in 2003, has been honored with inclusion to the list. The Wobblies (1979) by Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird is in outstanding company with others named to the Registry such as Sylvia Morales’ Chicana, Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman and Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the annual selection of the 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic, or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary, animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color decades ago.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the latest appointments to the 44-member National Film Preservation Board. The board advises Hayden on annual selections to the National Film Registry as well as national film preservation policy.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is premiering its second edition of the Archival Screening Night Roadshow in cinemas around the country this November 18. A veritable treasure from the world's archives and archivists, the ASN Roadshow features 20 astonishing short films and videos in 103 minutes.