Questa mattina, alle ore 12 presso la Sala Auditorium – Laboratorio delle Arti Unibo sono stati assegnati i DVD Awards del Cinema Ritrovato 2017, il premio rivolto alle migliori edizioni di restauri e film d’essai per cinefili intenditori. Alla presenza di una giuria d’eccezione, presieduta da Paolo Mereghetti e con la partecipazione di Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Mark McElhatten, Jonathan Rosenbaum e Lucien Logette, sono state dapprima menzionate edizioni particolarmente meritevoli segnalate da ciascun giurato.
The Instituto Moreira Salles DVD collection is a small one, limited to 5 to 10 releases per year. Among our titles there are Brazilian contemporary and classic films but also some foreign titles. This year we submitted Vinicius de Moraes, um rapaz de família and it is the second year that we submit DVDs of our Brazilian classic releases to Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards. The main reason is to promote these films to a wider audience, who usually do not have access to them.
The edition of DVDs is a very recent activity in Cinemateca Portuguesa. The collection Margot Dias: ethnographic films is only our second title, after the 5-DVD pack of the 1940s propaganda newsreel Jornal Português – which received two special mentions in last year’s edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards. We decided to participate again because we think that this is one of the most prestigious DVD awards around.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is privileged to have in its collection the early works of acclaimed director Philip Noyce. Our mission is to collect, preserve and share our collection, and our DVD releases are an important part of our ‘sharing’ strategy. The Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase these films to an international audience.
Focus on DVD Awards: Frédéric Maire (Cinémathèque Suisse), Nicola Mazzanti (CINEMATEK), Martine Derain (Editions Commune)
For Film Archives and Cinémathèques, Il Cinema ritrovato DVD Awards is one of the most prestigious award in the world. It allows us to show to our community what we are doing in terms of edition of our patrimony.
There is no other place in the world like Bologna where films are treated as treasures of which we should take care. Where, thanks to sacrifice and commitment, old films recover their glitter and a wide loving audience. We would never imagine to present this work in a better place than Bologna, at Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards.
Il Cinema Ritrovato has always been an important platform to present archival film and discuss common problems of preservation and restoration. Also L'Immagine Ritrovata is one of our frequent partners in digitization and restoration projects. So obviously Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards are a great opportunity to present the results of our work and maybe exploit a broader audience for it.
We have been submitting our releases to Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards for many years. Milestone is a company — it's just my wife Amy Heller and me, to be specific — entirely devoted to the restoration and distribution of "lost" cinema: films that have been forgotten by audiences, critics, academics and sometimes even the archives themselves.
Flicker Alley has been a longtime supporter of the Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards, one of the few institutions that allows small publishers like us to showcase the hard work we do on an international stage. By honoring important yet obscure publications like The House of Mystery (La Maison du mystère), which won Best DVD in 2015, the Cineteca di Bologna goes a long way toward helping us accomplish our mission of bringing film history to new audiences.
We were inspired to submit to Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards the Blu-Ray/DVD of Private Property for many reasons. The film itself more than succeeds on its own merits, operating as both a tiny marvel of precision thriller storytelling and a scathing critique of the Eisenhower-era American Dream.
We strongly believe that Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards is one of the most important events in the world of such kind. A place where digitally restored features and all our work of preserving national heritage can be well presented and appreciated.
Ciné-Archives is in charge of the film archives of the French Communist Party and the labor movement. Our mission is to preserve and provide access to this moving image collection. The 3-DVD set La Vie est à nous, Le Temps des cerises et autres films du Front populaire is our first publication, which explains why we only submitted this one for Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards, hoping we have other DVDs to present in years to come!
Re:Voir Video has a strong commitment to distributing lesser known avant-garde filmmakers like Marcel Hanoun, and we believe that such niche films should appeal to an emerging specialised public. Il Cinema Ritrovato is a very important festival for releasing these titles, as it engages with a public interested in patrimonial cinema, but one that is eager to discover forgotten or unknown masterworks of underground cinema.
Arrow Films has participated in the Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards for the past few years. It’s one of the few events that celebrate achievement in home video when it comes to classic and archival cinema, as well as shining a spotlight on the critical role film restoration plays in the process.
The BFI has participated in the Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards for many years, and I’m sure we will continue to do so for many more. The awards are well respected within the industry and are one of the few to focus on the release of older films and television programmes.
Questa mattina si è tenuta la XIII edizione dei DVD AWARDS 2016, i premi per il migliori DVD e Blu-ray. A comporre la prestigiosa giuria, cinque critici cinematografici di fama: il presidente Paolo Mereghetti, Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Lucien Logette, Mark McElhatten, Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Alexander Horwath is director of the Österreichisches Filmmuseum (the Austrian Film Museum) in Vienna since 2002. Curator and writer on film and visual art, he is the former director of the Viennale– Vienna International Film Festival. Among his publications are books on New Hollywood Cinema of the 1960s-70s, Austrian avant-garde film, Michael Haneke and Josef von Sternberg’s lost film The Case of Lena Smith.
Mark McElhatten has been an independent curator of moving images since 1977, as well as film archivist for Martin Scorsese (Sikelia Productions and the Scorsese Family Foundation) since 1998.He is the founder of the ongoing nomadic film series The Walking Picture Palace and was the founder/curator of “Views from The Avant- Garde” at the New York Film Festival from 1997 to 2013 and presented special programs at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for 11 years. McElhatten has taught Cinema history theory and production classes at Duke University, Bard College and State University of New York at Binghamton.Some of his films include Christofori Disparu (1974), Ember (1977), Specialities of a Residency Above the Clouds (1979), Passing Resemblance (1984) and Submersion of the Temple (1996-7). He continues to write, make films and photography anonymously under the guise of a variety of created personae.
Lucien Logette has been a critic for the magazine Jeune Cinéma since 1979, of which he has been editor-in-chief since 1992. Curator for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de la Villette (Paris) from 1986 to 1992. He has been writing about film for La Quinzaine littéraire since 2005 and is a collaborator with the magazine 1895.
From the Cinemateca Portuguesa arrives for the first time the restored version of Jornal Português: Revista Mensal de Actualidades, the newsreels realized under the supervision of António Lopes Ribeiro for the Secretariado da Propaganda Nacional, during the authoritarian regime of the Estado Novo.
Lorenzo Codelli is an Italian journalist, film historian and archivist. He has contributed to several publications known worldwide, among which are the film magazines Positif, International Film Guide and the volume Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique, and he has curated various monographies devoted to famous Italian directors. In 2009 Codelli received the title of "Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" from the French Ministère de la Culture. Founder member of the Festival Grand Lyon Lumière and adviser at the Festival de Cannes, he is currently vice-director of Cineteca del Friuli in Gemona (Italy).
This year's Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards presents three finalists from the Arrow Academy: The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection, The Jacques Rivette Collection, Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism.
Jonathan Rosenbaum is an American film critic. He has published and edited various books about the history of cinema and has contributed to some of the world's most notable film publications, including Cahiers du cinéma and Film Comment. He was the head film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008 and he is currently working as a free-lance writer and blogger on his website. Among his most recent books are Essential Cinema (2004), Discovering Orson Welles (2007) and Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia (2010).
As part of the 30th anniversary of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival (from June 25th to July 2nd, 2016 - Bologna, Italy) we are proud to present the 13th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards.