May 9, 2009

Deadline for proposals

Q:  When is the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2010 Orphan Film Symposium?

A:  While there is no absolute drop-dead deadline, June 15, 2009 is the date when review of proposals begins.  Proposals received after June 15 will certainly get due consideration; but your odds improve if you submit early.  

Send 1-page proposals to

The 7th Orphan Film Symposium 
"Moving Pictures Around the World"
April 7-10, 2010 
at the 
Library of Congress 
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
Culpeper, Virginia

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.