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Archives for Education: Opening Up the Archives to Young Filmmakers

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A free one-day symposium at BFI Southbank, London, 11 September 2020 (TBC)

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 access to archive material from the BBC and the BFI National Archive for creative reuse on course-related projects for the first time. 58 institutions have signed up to the scheme, allowing student filmmakers to connect their vision of Britain today with archival representations from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

This one-day symposium, organised by Kingston School of Art and hosted by BFI Education, reflects on the first full academic year of the scheme and explores the creative and pedagogic possibilities of creative reuse in higher education and how the scheme can be further developed. We also plan to screen a programme of student films produced through the scheme.

Registration for the symposium is free and we are grateful for the support of the BFI, BBC Archive Editorial and Learning on Screen.

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