Contents of this issue:
Stephen Cleary, Curator of Drama Recordings at the British Library, looks at the past, present and future of the BL’s audiovisual documentation of live theatre, and their plans for expanding access to its moving image materials.
10 YEARS ON: THE IWM FILM FESTIVAL
The Imperial War Museum’s Student Film Festival has just celebrated its first decade of activity. Toby Haggith, Senior Curator in the Department of Research at the IWM, provides a guided tour of its history.
WOMEN’S FILM HISTORY
The Women’s Film History Network-UK/Ireland is an emerging organisation open to anyone committed to investigating women’s film history from its early days to the recent past. Professor Christine Gledhill discusses the Network’s aim to encourage, support and disseminate research into the history of women’s participation in cinema across the full range of activities.
SHADOWS OF PROGRESS
The accolades bestowed on the British documentaries of the 1930s have tended to overshadow the achievements of the films produced in the post-war era. Simon Brown and James Mansell look at two new publications that aim to improve our understanding of this still under-appreciated era.
TA2: ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ON THE AIR
Ideas derived from television and the cinema are informing new developments in internet technologies that are changing how we use the web to communicate and build relationships. TA2 (Together Anywhere, Together Anytime) is a new European research project that explores new avenues to facilitate electronic engagement.
- Dr. Louis Bayman: The New Neapolitan Cinema by Alex Marlow-Mann
- Dr Mark Taylor-Batty: WORKING WITH PINTER (DVD)
- Anna Page: Film Festival Yearbook 3
- Dr Sue Currell: BECOMING EMILY (DVD)
- Dr Danielle Hipkins: LA SIGNORA DI TUTTI (DVD)
Front Cover: Michael Cockerell presenting the 2011 Learning on Screen Awards on Thursday 24 March at BFI Southbank (Image: Gabriel Hernández)