Budapest Classics Lab



9.30–10.00 Registration
10.00–10.10 Welcome words

Open archives I.

10.10–10.30 Andrea Kalas, SVP, Archives, Paramount | The Archivists of Paramount Pictures | Language: English

10.30–10.50 Dániel Böhm, Sound Master | Archiving and restoring optical soundtracks using new methods – The optically restored sound of the film titled Dream Car | Language: English

10.50–11.10 Joël Chapron, Specialist in Eastern European cinemas, Associate Researcher, University of Avignon (France) | Hungarian cinema at the Cannes Film Festival | Language: French

11.10–11.30 Caroline Figueroa Fuentes, Conservator of Photographs, Film and Data Carriers, Department of Media: Ethnomusicology, Berlin Phonogram Archive and Visual Anthropology, Ethnologisches Museum und Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz | Female Employees of the Orwo Factory and the Lives of Women in the German Democratic Republic | Language: English

11.30–11.50 Evin Hussein, Librarian, National Film Institute, Hungary – Film Archive | "Girls alone" – Mara Luttor and Márta Luttor: sisters in the labyrinth of filmmaking and film preservation | Language: Hungarian

11.50–12.00 Q&A
12.00–12.30 Coffee break

Open Archives II.

12.30–12.50 Robert Jaquier, Project Manager, Olympic Films, Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage| Sport as Art: the Olympic films, a unique legacy in sports documentaries | Language: English

12.50–13.10 Melinda Blos-Jáni, Lecturer, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca | What the Photographic Image Means in the Post-media Age Documentary | Language: English

13.10–13.30 Zsuzsa Debre, film director | To abstract or to illustrate – The unique meeting of visual and narrative elements in documentaries | Language: Hungarian

13.30–14.00 Round-table | Creative use of archive footage in documentary | Language: English


Familiar Strangers

10.00–10.20 Steven Kovács, Producer, Film Director, School of Cinema, San Francisco State University | The Visionary Tough Guy Known as Tex | Language: English

10.20–10.40 Catherine Portuges, Film Historian, Film Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst | None Shall Escape: Andre de Toth’s Hollywood Holocaust Film | Language: English

10.40–11.00 Jan-Christopher Horak, Film Historian, Adjunct Professor, UCLA | Ernst Lubitsch's Memorial to Budapest Jewry: The Shop Around the Corner (1940) | Language: English

11.00–11.20 Galina Torma, Chief Researcher, Archivist, National Film Institute, Hungary – Film Archive | The Unknown Vértes | Language: Hungarian

11.20–11.30 Q&A
11.30–12.00 Coffee break

Charmed Lives? The Kordas and their Circle

12.0012.20 Josephine Botting, Fiction Curator, BFI National Archive | Alexander Korda: legacy and traces | Language: English

12.2012.40 Ágnes Széchenyi, Literature Historian | Hungarian writer on the world film market – Lajos Biró, the screenwriter | Language: Hungarian

12.4013.00 Ferenc Takács, Literature Historian, Film Critic | Colonial Korda – Zoltán Korda and the British Empire | Language: English | Moderator: Péter Muszatics

13.0013.40 Round-table | The Korda universe | Language: English


Sharing is Caring I.

10.00–10.20 Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator, Eye Filmmuseum and Professor Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture, University of Amsterdam | This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice | Language: English

10.20–10.40 Heleen Gerritsen, Director of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Germany | Archives in Turmoil – Curating a “Post-Soviet” program in times of war | Language: English

10.40–11.00 Amanda Huntley, Film Archivist, Huntley Film Archives | 28mm....The Forgotten Gauge | Language: English

11.00–11.20 Anne Bidaux, in charge of cinema and series digital offerings, ARTE | ArteKino Classics: first results and lessons learned | Language: French

11.20–11.30 Q&A

11.30–12.10 Coffee break

Sharing is Caring II.

12.10–12.20 Lipót Rápászky, Head of the MTVA's Archive Department | Dubbing sound restoration and digitisation of multi-track tapes | Language: Hungarian

12.20–12.40 Clémence Coppey, Commisioning editor France télévisions History and Culture | The dynamic relation between archives and documentary films | Language: French

12.40–13.00 Vincent Paul-Boncour, Co-Founder & Director of Carlotta Films | The Tanaka Case | Language: English

13.00–13.20 Cécile Farkas, Editorial Director of Doriane Films, CapuSeen | Does sharing a film always mean caring for it? | Language: French

13.20–13.30 Q&A

11.30–15.00 Archive Market | The first Central European archive film market organized by the National Film Institute, Hungary – Film Archive. The Archive Market welcomes international public and commercial archives to exhibit their remarkable collections. Our aims are to create a vibrant platform that brings together the archives, filmmakers, and industry professionals to foster business cooperation and exchange.

Venue: French Institute (1011 Budapest, Fő street 17.)