The Danish Film Institute and I-Media-Cities host an international conference on the subject of cities and films, both with an eye to how cities have been represented in films, as well as how geo-organized film platforms present and use historical films and footage. Speakers include Claire Thomson, who will address how documentary films have promoted specific cities, as well as a range of presentations of online platforms presenting geo-tagged films to specific and broader audiences. The platforms presented and discussed include the I-Media-Cities platforms and tools, danmarkpaafilm.dk, filmarkivet.se and the Gothenburg based project GPS400.
Attendance is free, but registration is required to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please state name, email and institution affiliation).
- Thomas Christensen (Danish Film Institute): Welcome and “What is I-Media-Cities”.
- Keynote: Claire Thomson (University College London): City Films, propaganda and progressive art in public documentary film.
12.00-12.30: Lunch break.
- Camille Blot-Wellens (Swedish Film Institute): A car in the open street(s) of the I-Media-Cities.
- Christian Gosvig-Olesen (University of Amsterdam): MIMEHIST – Annotating Eye's Jean Desmet Collection and The Sensory Moving Image Archive.
- IMC: Automatic recognition tools; possibilities and limitations (tbc).
- Christopher Natzen (Kungliga Biblioteket) and Lova Hagerfors (Swedish Film Institute): Filmarkivet.se.
14-14.30: Coffee break.
- Gothenburg Film: Moving Images of A Town in Transition.
Mats Jönsson (University of Gothenburg), Mattias Bäckström (University of Oslo), Karl-Magnus Johansson, (Regional State Archives in Gothenburg), Marie Hellervik (Gothenburg City Museum), Lisa Sputnes Mouwitz (Medical History Museum) and Fiffi Myrström (Museum of Bohuslän).
16.00-16.15: Coffee break.
- Katrine Madsbjerg (Danish Film Institute): Misty Watercolored Memories.
- Discussion and wrap-up.