Q: When is the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2010 Orphan Film Symposium?
Following on the internationalism evident at the 2008 Orphan Film Symposium (at which 18 nations were represented), Orphans 7 will focus on transnational and global issues. How have moving images circulated across national and other boundaries? How are neglected archival materials accessed and used across and within borders?
We seek proposals for presentations on topics including: film repatriation; regional and transnational cinemas (e.g., the Global South, the West, Bollywood, Nollywood, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian); issues of migration, mobility, and global/local dynamics; international co-productions; intellectual property and copyright debates; foreign markets and multi-language releases; heritage, cultural property, and developing nations; diasporic cinemas; border cultures; World-Wide Web as de facto archive; DVD regions; film festivals; the World Cinema Foundation; the work of international associations in media preservation and access; and any neglected historical or archival material that sheds light on globalism or the transnational aspects of history and archiving.
New works by media artists using archival material are also sought.