Monday, May 25, 2009

The Cinematheques in Search of Their New Audiences (FIAF / Ibermedia Symposium), Day 1: Global Perspective

Sala Leopoldo Lugones, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires (CTBA), 1530 Corrientes Avenue, 10th Floor. - The Symposium was trilingual: in English, French, and Spanish.

9.50 Official Opening Ceremony of the FIAF COngress
- Guillermo Fernández Jurado, President of the Fundación Cinemateca Argentina (FCA), Buenos Aires
- Eva Orbanz, President of FIAF, Berlin
- Liliana Mazure, President of the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (I.N.C.A.A.)
- Marcela Cassinelli, Vice President of the FCA, Buenos Aires

10.05 Introduction and Objectives of the Symposium: Present Situation and Perspectives
- Moderator: Christian Dimitriu, Senior Administrator, FIAF, Brussels
- Keynote Speech: Robert Daudelin, FIAF Honorary Member, Montréal
- Keynote Speech: David Francis, FIAF Honorary Member, Bloomington, Indiana

10.35 Focus on Africa: Future of Access and Programming of Moving Images
- Chair/Introduction: Christian Dimitriu
- Flavio Florencio, Director of the AFRICALA Festival, México
- Guillermo Fernández Jurado
- Melisia Shinners, South African Film, Video and South Archives, Pretoria
- Afonso António, Director of Cinemateca Nacional de Angola, Luanda

11.32 Coffee Break

12.08 Focus on Latin America: Experience of the Film Archives Movement in Latin America
- Chair/Introduction: Guadalupe Ferrer Andrade, Filmoteca de la Unam, Direccion General de Actividades, México
- Ignacio Aliaga Riquelme, Director of Cineteca Nacional, Santiago de Chile
- Nancy Irela Nuñez del Pozo, Cinemateca Uruguaya, Montevideo
- Luis Felipe de Cueto Alvarez, AECID, Madrid
- Guadalupe Ferrer Andrade
- Federico Veiroj, Montevideo
- Elena Vilardell, FIAF-Ibermedia Programme, Madrid

12.54 Lunch Break

14.35 Focus on Asia: Experiences and Perspectives
- Chair/Introduction: Hisashi Okajima, Chief Curator, Head of National Film Center, Tokyo
- Oh Sunji, Korean Film Archive, Seoul
- Tan Bee Thiam, Executive Director of Asian Film Archive, Singapore
- Yiwen Zhang, China Film Archive, Beijing
- Hisashi Okajima

15.55 Focus on North America: Experiences and Perspectives
- Chair/Introduction: Patrick Loughney, Senior Curator, Library of Congress, Culpeper
- Susan Oxtoby, Senior Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
- Rajendra Roy, Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles
- Haden Guest, Director, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge

16.45 Coffee Break

17.15 Focus on Europe: European Challenges of the Future
- Chair/Introduction: Claudia Dillman, Director of Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt
- Catherine Gautier, Deputy Director and Programming, Filmoteca Española, Madrid
- Sergio Toffetti, Conservateur, Cineteca Nazionale, Roma
- Sunniva O'Flynn, Archive Curator, Irish Film Archive, Dublin

18.00-18.15 Conclusion of the first day

To sum up some of the first day's experiences: globally, the cinematheques are yet to find huge audiences among some of the biggest and youngest peoples and countries of the world.

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