image via Twitter, original photo “The Changing Face of Camberwell (1963)”.


A one-day online symposium, 11 September 2020.

As cultural heritage organisations digitise their collections and increase public access, the creative reuse of moving image archive material remains problematic, beset by questions of copyright law, rights clearance and “fair dealing” exceptions. The Archives for Education project provides a new model for the creative reuse of archive film in higher education, giving student filmmakers from 66 institutions access to archive material from the BFI National Archive and BBC Archive for creative reuse on course-related projects for the first time.

This one-day symposium, organised by Kingston School of Art, reflects on the first full year of the scheme and explores the creative and learning opportunities creative reuse can offer to young filmmakers, including the launch of the new Make Film History project, funded by AHRC and the Irish Research Council, and supported by the BFI, BBC Archive Editorial, the IFI Irish Film Archive and Northern Ireland Screen.

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