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Förste Filmarkiv, Det/The First Film Archive

Synopsis
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of The Danish Film Institute, the first seventy films donated to the Danish state have been made available on this DVD, which shows Danish events and people of the period 1899-1913. The collection comprises twenty films donated by Royal Court Photographer Peter Elfelt, thirty one films given by founder of Nordisk Films Kompagni, Ole Olsen, and nineteen films given by Journalist Anker Kirkeby on behalf of the newspaper Politiken. The films from Politiken were produced with the specific purpose of creating a national film archive. Includes a 24 pages booklet by Thomas Christensen and Esben Krohn.
Language
Danish
Country
Germany
Year of release
2013
Notes
Intertitles in Danish; subtitles in English
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
Denmark; film archives; silent films; history of Denmark

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
19.95 Euros
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
225 minutes
Year
2013

Sponsor

Name

Danish Film Institute Archive & Cinematheque

Email
museum@dfi.dk
Web
http://dfi.dk External site opens in new window
Phone
+45-33-74-3409
Fax
+45-33-74-3599
Address
Gothersgade 55
DK-1123
Kobenhavn K.
Denmark

Distributor

Name

Edition Filmmuseum

Email
info@edition-filmmuseum.com
Web
http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 89 5161 660
Fax
+49 89 2366 1220
Address
Film & Kunst GmbH
Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 27
Munich
80331
Germany
Notes
Edition Filmmuseum is a joint project of film archives and cultural institutions in the German-speaking part of Europe. Its ambition is to publish film works of artistic, cultural and historical value in DVD editions that both utilise the possibilities of digital media and meet the quality demands of the archival profession. Participating archives include Bonner Kinemathek, Bundesarchiv, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Cinémathèque Suisse, Deutsche Kinemathek, Deutsches Filminstitut, Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Filmmuseum München, Filmmuseum Potsdam, Goethe-Institut, and Österreichisches Filmmuseum. DVDs are organised under the headings: German films, International cinema, Documentaries, Films about film, Short film collections, Filmed literature, Silent movies, Film and Art, and DVD collections. There are both German and English language versions of the website. Sale on DVD. All the films of an author or a theme are offered as a DVD collection for a reduced price.

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