Apr 18, 2012

Orphans 8.1 -- gracias por todo, orphanistas.

Sponsors | Partners | Givers in-kind...
It takes a village.

April 18, 2012. 
Greenwich Village, USA

The 8th Orphan Film Symposium (aka "Orphans 8") is over. 

From what I hear, the 300 or so people who came to Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image during April 11-14 had a good time, saw a lot of films they'd never seen, and went away stimulated by the talks, screenings, and conversation. 

The postmortem will continue, but for now it's time to thank again the many organizations and people who make the biennial symposium and the year-round project possible. 

NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the school's Department of Cinema Studies and the department's master's program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation remain the ongoing underwriters of the enterprise. And of course this time around Museum of the Moving Image invited us all into the grand building and theater, free of charge. 

Among the supporters below, each plays a different role. Some contribute cash, others donate professional services in kind, and some do both. (Thank you!) 

Colorlab <colorlab.com>
The MediaPreserve <themediapreserve.com>
Film Technology Company <filmtech.com>
Kodak <kodak.com>
ABC&TaunusFilm (Wiesbaden) <abc-taunusfilm.de>
Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
BB Optics
American Paper Optics [donated the Chroma-depth spectacles for 3D viewing]
Kingston Technology [donated the 2Gb flash drives]
Video Transfer Inc.
Technicolor Laboratories [donated 70mm clear leader]
Broadway Video Digital Media
New York Women in Film and Television

Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF
Cineteca Nacional México
Czech National Film Archive
Library of Congress
UCLA Film and Television Archive
National Archives and Records Administration 
University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections
Ohio State University Libraries
Prelinger Archives
Academy Film Archive
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Hollywood Foreign Press Association
AMIA Student Chapter at NYU
Wisconsin Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival

DVD doorprizes
A/V Geeks
Flicker Alley
Hollywood Vaults
Icarus Films
Janus Films
Kino Lorber
Milestone Film and Video
National Film Preservation Foundation
New Yorker Films

Book doorprizes
Columbia University Press
Oxford University Press
University of California Press
Wesleyan University Press 

for the Helen Hill Award  
The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina Center for Film and Media
University of South Carolina Film and Media Studies program (Lawona Hill)
Jurors: Betsy Newman, Andy Smith, Heather Harkins, Jodie Mack, Danielle Ash, Laura Kissel, Becky Lewis