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Wednesday, October 28 • 08:30 - 09:30
Discussion panel: Make Film History: Opening up the Archives to Young Filmmakers

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As cultural heritage organisations digitise their collections and increase public access, moving image portals provide audiences with virtual screening rooms to view our shared audiovisual history on demand. But the creative reuse of moving image archive material remains problematic, beset by questions of copyright law, rights clearance and “fair dealing” exceptions, and an archive sector without a common framework to open up access to this material for creative reuse by young filmmakers in education and the community.

How can we license moving image archive material for creative reuse by young filmmakers for education, training and community use? How can the creative reuse of this material increase community engagement with hidden cultural heritage and strengthen communities through new work created by emerging filmmakers reflecting on the past and developing talent for the future?

The Make Film History network, in partnership with the BFI Film Institute, BBC Archive Editorial, the Irish Film Archive and Northern Ireland Screen, addresses this problem by providing a new, sustainable model for the creative reuse of archive material for non-commercial use by young filmmakers in the UK and Ireland.

The network builds on the success of the Archives for Education project led by Dr O’Sullivan at Kingston University London: www.archivesforeducation.com. Supported by the BFI and BBC Archive Editorial, the project provides a new model for the creative reuse of archive film in higher education, giving student filmmakers access to archive material from the BBC and the BFI National Archive for creative reuse on course-related projects for the first time. 57 institutions have signed up to the scheme, allowing student filmmakers to connect their vision of Britain today with archival representations from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

67 institutions have signed up to the scheme, allowing student filmmakers to connect their vision of Britain today with archival representations from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
The panel will include project partners Kasandra O’Connell (IFI Irish Film Archive), Mark Macey (BBC Archive Editorial), Annabelle Shaw (BFI) and Francis Jones (Northern Ireland Screen).

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Shane O'Sullivan

Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking, Kingston University London
Dr Shane O’Sullivan is an author, documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston School of Art, London. His work includes three archive-driven feature documentaries on political history, RFK Must Die (2008), Children of the Revolution (2010) and Killing Oswald... Read More →
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Mark Macey

Lead Curator, BBC
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Ciara Chambers

Head of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
Dr Chambers has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen (as their Digital Film Archive outreach officer), UTV (as supervisor of two joint PhD projects) and the BBC (Chronicle). Author of Ireland in the... Read More →

Kasandra O'Connell

Head of Archive, IFI Irish Film Archive
Kasandra O’Connell has been Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive and custodian of Ireland’s national moving image collection for two decades. Prior to this she worked in conservation at the National Museum of Ireland and has a postgraduate qualification in Archival Science, an M.A... Read More →
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Annabelle Shaw

Copyright and Rights Systems Manager, BFI
Annabelle (Annie) Shaw is copyright and rights systems manager at the British Film Institute (BFI) her role focuses on copyright work for archive digitisation programmes; business process and workflows for rights clearances, negotiations and risk assessment. She manages the contract... Read More →
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Francis Jones

Heritage and Archive Manager, Northern Ireland Screen
Francis has two decades of experience in archive and records management. Specialising in broadcast collections, he previously worked for Queen’s University Belfast, Libraries NI and as a Broadcast Archivist for BBC NI. Since 2010, Francis has been employed by Northern Ireland Screen... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
d. Session 3