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News Archive for January, 2012

  • New British Pathé website

    That venerable newsreel company British Pathé has launched its new website at with an emphasis in social networking. The entire archive can now be accessed via iPhone, iPad and other smart devices. The new search facility aims to make some 90,000 items easier to search and find, with improved dates and tagging – there […]

  • EUscreen Conference: Television Heritage & the Web

    EUscreen’s third and final conference on the topic Television Heritage & the Web will be held at ELTE University in Budapest, on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, 2012. Attendance is free, but registration is required at Conference Topic The television landscape is evolving at tremendous speed. According to Eric Schmidt, former CEO […]

  • TV & Cinema Relations: The Cold War Era

    With the recently published Film Policy Review advocating greater investment in film on the part of broadcasters (see Variety), it seems like a good opportunity to take a look back at the history of cinema/TV relations, starting with the 1950s. This was an era in which the medium of television was in its ascendancy. The […]

  • Learning on Screen 2012 Judges Announced

    The British Universities Film & Video Council is delighted to welcome the judging panels for the Learning on Screen Awards 2012.  The judging committees will be Chaired by Sir Ron Cooke, former Chair of the JISC and former Vice Chancellor of the University of York.  Find out who the judges are here.  

  • Report on Digital Challenges for European Film Heritage

    The European Commission has just published a study on the Challenges of the Digital Era for Film Heritage Institutions.  It analyses the challenges and opportunities that film heritage institutions are facing in relation to collection, storage and long-term preservation of digital film material, digital restoration, digitization and access to collections thanks to new technologies. The […]

  • Getty Mishmash Remix Competition

    Getty Images have launched a new film competition – or more properly, a music/video/remix competition. Submission can include short fiction films, video art, music video, ad or mini-documentaries. At least half of the imagery (video or stills) must be from Getty Images – not from any other source – though you can add stills, video, […]

  • Learning on Screen 2012 tickets now available

    The Learning on Screen Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in education. All nominated entries will be showcased and the winners announced at the BFI Southbank, London on Thursday 26 April 2012, from 6pm. Presented by Professor Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor […]

  • CFP: Theatre Plays on British TV

    The first conference arising from the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television will be held at the University of Westminster on Friday 19 October 2012. Screen Plays is concerned with all plays written for the theatre that have been produced for British television since 1930. The project documents and develops new […]

  • Guidance on using medical recordings in HE

    JISC Digital Media has recently set up a website offering advice on legal, ethical and other issues relating to making and using clinical healthcare recordings for learning and teaching. The principles and related guidance materials were developed by the British Medical Recordings Task Force, a collaboration of cross-sector organisations, to encourage shared understandings across clinical […]

  • The Future of British Film – new report

    Commissioned last year by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, the DCMS has published the report by an independent review panel, chaired by Lord Chris Smith: A Future for British Film – it begins with the audience. The principal objectives of the Review were to: Provide greater coherence and consistency in the UK film industry Determine how […]