66th Cork International Film Festival Industry

Doc Day: Make Film History | Opening up the Archives to Young Filmmakers

Expired November 30, 2020 11:59 PM
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As cultural heritage organisations digitise their collections and increase public access, including Cork International Film Festival's new Digital Archive, moving image portals like the IFI Player, RTÉ Archives, BFI Player and BBC iPlayer provide audiences with virtual screening rooms to view their shared audiovisual history on demand. But the creative reuse of moving image archive material remains problematic, beset by questions of copyright law, rights clearance and “fair dealing” exceptions. The Make Film History network is addressing this problem by developing a new, sustainable model for the creative reuse of archive material for non-commercial use. 

Presented by the project’s key facilitators, Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media at UCC, and Shane O’Sullivan, Filmmaking Lecturer, Kingston School of Art, this session explores the project and explains how to get involved, as well as analysing issues pertaining to copyright, ethics and the aesthetic and illustrative function of archival appropriation in a range of visual forms.

Full information on the Make Film History project is available here.

CIFF Digital Archive can be accessed here.


Ciara Chambers - Head of Film and Screen Media, UCC

Shane O’Sullivan - Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer, Kingston School of Art

Presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, and supported by Screen Skills Ireland.

  • Runtime
    30 minutes