[Filmfestivalresearch] How to archive a film festival?

Valck, M. de (Marijke) m.devalck at uu.nl
Fri Jun 4 10:46:04 CEST 2021

“How to Archive a Film festival? The San Sebastian Model”, presentation by Pablo La Parra-Pérez

with a response by Gerwin Tamsma, part of the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Friday June 4, 14.30-16.00 hrs. CET, online

free access via IFFR: http://iffr.com/howtoarchive

In 2018, the San sebastian International Film festival (SSIFF) and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) launched the research and archive project Zinemaldia 70: All Possible Histories. The project aims to preserve, study, and make accessible the largely unknown archives of the SSIFF: a vast collection of paper documents, photographs, journals, press archives, posters, and audiovisual materials preserved since the festival’s foundation in 1953. As the joint initiative of an international film festival and a graduate film school and research center, Zinemaldia 70 aims to generate a living archive: a dynamic space for the debate around the past, the present, and the future of the SSIFF open to critical dialogues with contemporary research, creative, and curatorial practices. This lecture will map the ongoing lines of work activated by the Zinemaldia 70 project, as it approaches an important landmark in 2022: the opening for public consultation of the archives coinciding with the SSIFF’s 70th anniversary.

After the talk by Pablo La Parra-Pérez there will be a discussion with programmer Gerwin Tamsma, how this case can serve as a model for archiving IFFR. The event is moderated by Floris Paalman (UvA).

Pablo La Parra-Pérez is professor and head of research at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and leader of Zinemaldia 70, and co-head of the section ‘Thought and Discussion’ at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. He holds a PhD from New York University. See also:

Pablo La Parra-Pérez and Ekain Olaizola Lizarralde: “Festival Space: Notes on the Radical Geography of the Barrios y Pueblos Project at the San Sebastian Film Festival (1977–1985).” Mediapolis 6.1 (2021): <<https://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2021/02/reinventing-film-festival-space/>>

Gerwin Tamsma is Senior Programmer and Artistic Board Member of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. For the 50th edition of IFFR he has curated, among other, the photographic archival presentation ‘Picture This’: https://iffr.com/en/picture-this

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