Orphan Film Symposium
Co-hosted by NYU and Concordia
June 15 to 18, 2022
Orphans 2022 will take place at Concordia in the J.A. DeSève Theater (LB-125, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W), Montreal/ Tiohtià:ke from June 15 to 18, 2022.
Orphans 2022 focuses on ‘counter-archives.’ As such, this biennial event brings together an international group of archivists, scholars, artists, curators, preservationists, librarians, collectors, distributors, documentarians, students, researchers, and others devoted to saving, studying, and screening all manner of neglected moving image artifacts. More specifically, we gather to foreground not just abandoned materials but also stories, themes, and peoples often underrepresented, absent, or silenced by historical struggles for power, access, and survival.
This event features 4 days of screenings, presentations, and discussions. Evenings are programmed with feature events, including new works by Helen Hill Award winning filmmaker and animator Kelly Gallagher and also celebrated filmmaker Bill Morrison. We will also be projecting newly discovered and restored films from Quebec, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Spain, Surinam, and the United States. Special sessions are devoted to Black, Indigenous, worker, and women’s films.
Anyone is welcome to register here.
Click here for the program and schedule.
We offer half-price rates for students, artists, and underpaid and precarious workers. We also invite single-day and special-event attendance. Website registration will guarantee your seat. That said, no interested party will be turned away provided available seating. Please come and join our conversation. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
This event is sponsored by Archive/Counter-Archive and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, New York University and Concordia University.