Jun 7, 2017

Call for Love Proposals.

Call for Presentations:  Orphans 11 = Love.

New York University Cinema Studies presents the 11th Orphan Film Symposium, April 11-14, 2018, at Museum of the Moving Image. Scholars, archivists, curators, media artists, preservationists, collectors, and other enthusiasts will explore a variety of neglected works and moving image artifacts. 

We invite one-page proposals for presentations (15 to 30 minutes) that include the screening of seldom-seen material. Proposals should summarize the argument or rationale and identify AV materials by title and format. E-mail a .docx or .rtf  file attachment to orphanfilmsymposium [@] gmail.com.  Subject header: PROPOSAL for Orphans 11. Proposals received by August 28 will receive first consideration, but the call will remain open. 

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Cinema Studies, and its Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program present three days and four nights of screenings, presentations, and discussions about rare and rediscovered orphan works (film, video, digital). All events at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York. 

As in Plato's Symposium the theme will be love. Love in the many senses of the word -- romantic, spiritual, filial, physical, religious, parental, empathic. Love of others, humanity, planet, country, place, family, animals, food, pleasure, art, peace, learning. Or as Plato might say agápe, eros, philía, and storgē. And what of love's inverses and opposites? 

Cinephilia itself opens the door to all kinds of films we love. Among the orphan categories, many relate to love: amateur films and home movies; advocacy films; works made by religious or charitable organizations; romance and melodrama; erotica, porn, dating do's and dont's; advertising and animation; patriotic pictures; cult films; movies for children. What films have inspired love (or hate), passions, or devotion? 

Whether you speak or not, plan to attend. Registration is open to all. 

Cinema Studies @ NYU celebrates its 50th anniversary this coming year.