Filmed and Not Forgotten
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Sunday 9 November 2:00pm
In conjunction with the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, this is a Yorkshire Film Archive programme which focuses on a collection of films made in communities across Yorkshire during the years of the First World War. The event will be presented by specialist curator, Martin Watts.
'Filmed and Not Forgotten' is a project to mark the centenary commemorations of the First World War by preserving, curating, and, most importantly, creating access to a collection of original film material for people to see, learn from and enjoy. With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund the Yorkshire Film Archive have been able to undertake vital preservation work on the original nitrate films and create new digital masters so that we can now make these films available for everyone to see. They are not official films about the War, neither were they made as a collection. They are, quite simply, a random number of films, made by local film makers, to show in local communities, which have, over the years, found their way to the Yorkshire Film Archive. As part of the project, the Yorkshire Film Archive are conducting research into these films in order to identify individual soldiers and civilians, with the aim of bringing their personal stories to life as part of an online exhibition, due to launch in early 2015. The aim is to find out why the films were made, who made them – and most importantly, who those people are – the regiments, soldiers, civilians, dignitaries, children – who have been captured on film and have survived to appear on our screens once again, 100 years later.
50% of ticket sales will be donated to the Royal British Legion. This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. To find out more about it click here www.asff.co.uk/tickets/#special
Tickets are available in advance from: http://www.asff.co.uk/tickets. On the day single screening tickets will be available to purchase on the door at a cost of £5 Adults, £4 Seniors, £4 Students, £3.50 Children.
For more information visit www.asff.co.uk
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Friday 31 January 7:00pm