Screening Days

ICO Archive Screening Days - December 2014

04/12/2014

BFI Southbank, London

The ICO is delighted to announce the first Archive Screening Days, an industry screenings event showcasing films from the UK’s national and regional film archives.

These archives are an extremely rich resource and we hope the introduction of Archive Screening Days will give independent exhibitors the opportunity to see a range of titles to consider adding to their programme in upcoming months.

The event will take place at BFI Southbank in London on Thursday 4 December 2014, and will incorporate screenings, workshops, panels & presentations on how best to programme archive films and market them to your audiences.

Travel

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London
SE1 8XT

The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on Theatre Avenue (off of Upper Ground or The Queen’s Walk), between BFI Southbank and the National Theatre.

Walking

From Waterloo railway station (5-10min walk)

Turn left out of the station onto Station Approach, cross over York Square and York Road at the traffic lights. Turn left onto Concert Hall Approach, at the end of the road turn right onto Belvedere Road. Go past the Royal Festival Hall on your left, go past the Hayward Gallery on your left, and continue onto Upper Ground. Turn left onto Theatre Avenue. The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on your left.

From Waterloo underground station (5-10min walk)

Come out of the South Bank exit of the underground station. Turn left out of the station onto York Road. Turn left onto Concert Hall Approach, at the end of the road turn right onto Belvedere Road. Go past the Royal Festival Hall on your left, go past the Hayward Gallery on your left, and continue onto Upper Ground. Turn left onto Theatre Avenue. The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on your left.

From Charing Cross (10 – 15min walk)

Turn left out of the station onto Craven Street. At the bottom of Craven Street turn left onto Northumberland Avenue. Near the bottom of Northumberland Avenue take the stairs up onto the Hungerford Bridge. Once you have crossed the Hungerford Bridge take a left along Jubilee Gardens (along the River Thames). Walk along the river, passing the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall on your right. You will walk underneath Waterloo Bridge, the BFI Southbank is on your right just after the bridge. The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on Theatre Avenue – walk past BFI Southbank and go round the building to the right, the main entrance is on your right.

By car

There is parking under Hayward Gallery, Royal National Theatre and Jubilee Gardens.

By train/underground

Nearest underground stations

  • Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines)
  • Embankment (Circle and District lines)

Nearest main line rail stations

  • Waterloo & Waterloo East
  • Charing Cross

Planning your journey

Use Transport for London’s (TFL) Journey Planner service and live travel news

www.tfl.gov.uk

Hotels

Premier Inn London County Hall
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.3 miles

Mad Hatter Hotel
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.4 miles

Park Plaza County Hall
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.4 miles

ibis London Blackfriars
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.5 miles

Travelodge London Southwark
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.6 miles

Travelodge London Waterloo
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.6 miles

Days Inn London Waterloo
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.8 miles

Holiday Inn Express Southwark
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.8 miles

The Bridge Hotel
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.8 miles

All Seasons London Southwark Rose
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.9 miles

Hotel Novotel London City South
Distance to BFI Southbank: 0.9 miles

Premier Inn London Southwark
Distance to BFI Southbank: 1 mile

ibis Styles London Southwark Rose
Distance to BFI Southbank: 1 mile

The Portland
Distance to BFI Southbank: 1 mile

Rosebery Hall
Distance to BFI Southbank: 1.9 miles

NB. The ICO does not endorse any of the above hotels. 

Practical Info

Registration

Registration will be held from 9.00am  in the delegate area (The Blue Room, level 3).  You will not need a ticket but will be issued with a badge. This will be your entry pass into all of the screenings and sessions.

The registration area will be staffed by the ICO throughout the event.

Luggage

Luggage may be left in the delegate area (The Blue Room, level 3).  Please note this is left at the owner’s risk.

Delegate Area

Throughout the event The Blue Room (level 3) will be a dedicated area for ICO Archive Screening Days delegates.

Refreshments

Free tea and coffee will be provided during registration.  Lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase from the two cafes at BFI Southbank:

benugo bar & kitchen

  • Monday – Saturday, 10:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday and bank holidays, 10:00 – 22:30

The Riverfront

  • Monday  -Saturday, 9:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday and bank holidays, 10:00 – 23:00

Drinks reception

There will be a drinks reception from 5.30pm for delegates to meet and network with fellow archivists and exhibitors.

Programme

Special guests

We are delighted to welcome Guy Borlée of Il Cinema Ritrovato and composer Carl Davis as speakers at the Archive Screening Days.

Guy Borlée, Coordinator of Il Cinema Ritrovato

Il Cinema Ritrovato, the international film festival held annually in Bologna, is dedicated to the rediscovery of rare and little-known films with a particular focus on silent film. The festival utilises films from the Cineteca di Bologna Film Archive, which contains over 40,000 films drawn from the entire history of the moving image. In addition to his work on the Festival, Guy organises Il Cinema Ritrovato touring programmes throughout Italy and since 1994-5, has also programmed Sotto le Stelle del Cinema(open-air screenings of film classics in the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna), curated thematic programmes and retrospectives at Bologna’s Cinema Lumière, and collaborated on several pan-European projects dedicated to film restoration and staff training. He has written extensively on cinema and has participated in international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

Carl Davis

Internationally renowned composer Carl Davis will be attending to talk about the historic partnership between Charlie Chaplin and Mutual Film Corporation. This partnership has its centenary in 2016 – in all, Chaplin made twelve films with Mutual including The Immigrant – and this presentation will also include film clips. Davis’ 1980 score for Abel Gance’s Napoleon triggered an extraordinary revival in silent film, and his oeuvre of more than fifty scores for the medium, including Flesh and the Devil, Ben-Hur, The Thief of Bagdad, Greed, Intolerance, Safety Last and The General, has brought him lasting acclaim.

Special events

Working with musicians and archive film

A session on film and music with special guests including accompanist Stephen Horne, Alex Hogg from the Minima ensemble, and Hannah Partington, Project Manager of the BFI silent feature film restoration The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands.  Covering everything from engaging a pianist to commissioning a score and all the practical questions in between, this will give a fascinating insight into working with musicians.

Archive programming sessions

A beginner’s guide to programming archive film, a session covering costs, rights, materials and technical specifications for those keen to start offering archive films in their programmes. There’ll also be opportunities for one-to-ones with archivists and curators.

 

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