‘Unleashing the Power of Archive Film’ – LSA conference speaker line-up confirmed

Future-proofing Our Collections: ‘Unleashing the Power of Archive Film’ an LSA conference at the Museum of London – Thursday 12th March 2020

London’s Screen Archives are delighted to announce confirmed speakers for the Future-proofing Our Collections: Unleashing the Power of Archive Film conference, which will bring together archivists, filmmakers, researchers, academics and archive film professionals on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Hosted by the Museum of London, the day will include case studies, innovative approaches, presentations and discussions about archive film and ‎its potential to bring together communities, build and inspire new audiences and showcase the value of archive collections.

Welcome addresses from Sharon Ament (Director of Museum of London) and Adrian Wootton OBE (Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission) will be followed by a keynote from Anthony Wall, a BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker, exploring the innovative use of archives in his work.

Artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson will discuss the use of archive footage in her poetic documentary Asunder which focuses on the First World War’s home front in Sunderland and the North East, while Dr Shane O’Sullivan will delve into the evolution of the Archives for Education project and their collaboration with the BFI and BBC Archive.

The regional film archives will be represented by Media Archive for Central England’s Dr Clare Watson on their project exploring British Somali cultural heritage on film, alongside North West Film Archive’s Prof Steve Hawley’s presentation on the Second World War Calling Blighty Films, a collection of personal messages sent home by soldiers from the front. Additional speakers will be confirmed soon.

Tickets are available to book via Eventbrite here: