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PW-51519-14

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville (Project Director: July 2013 to November 2014)
Jeff Lambert (Project Director: November 2014 to present)

Recovering "Lost" American Nonfiction Films

The repatriation and restoration of 26 U.S. nonfiction films from the 1910s and 1920s, currently located at EYE Film Institute Netherlands.

The NFPF requests $300,000 to preserve and present 26 American nonfiction films of the 1910s and 1920s, the period from which the fewest films survive. A time capsule of industry, agriculture, explorations, natural wonders, and current events, the works were found at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, evaluated onsite, and selected for their research value by a team of American scholars and archivists. Three-quarters no longer exist in the U.S.; the remainder are represented by poorer copies. With NEH support, the nitrate prints will be preserved to 35mm film with reconstructed English-language intertitles, in collaboration with EYE, AMPAS, GEH, LOC, and the Oregon Historical Society, and digital copies will be made available on the web, with new essays and music. Building on our successful repatriation efforts with Australia and New Zealand, this NFPF-led collaboration will recover "lost" resources for the humanities and pave the way for further film preservation partnerships in Europe.

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Project fields:
American Studies; Film History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$260,000 (approved)
$260,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2014 – 4/30/2019


PW-50498-10

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville (Project Director: July 2009 to present)

Treasures V: The West, 1897-1935

The creation of DVD access to silent films on the American West produced from 1897 to 1935, with accompanying program notes.

The National Film Preservation Foundation requests $340,000 to create a 3-DVD set of early films exploring the American West. The anthology will bring together 50 previously unavailable documentaries, newsreel stories, travelogues, industrial films, and narratives revealing the West as it was recorded and imagined from 1897 to 1935. The films will be selected from the preservation work of 6 major American film archives, digitized to industry standards, and presented with audio commentary by scholars, an illustrated catalog, and newly composed music. Building on the critical success of our 4 earlier DVD sets (2 of which were funded by the NEH), the new reference resource will be designed like a museum exhibit in a box. By showcasing film rarities in a convenient format with historical contextualization, Treasures V: The West, 1897-1935 will reclaim long-unseen films for the public and become an important scholarly access and teaching tool in the humanities.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$305,000 (approved)
$305,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012


PA-52066-06

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville (Project Director: July 2005 to present)

Treasures from American Film Archives III: The Social-Issue Film, 1897-1930

The production of a three-set DVD of films about American social issues that were created as 40 silent films during the initial decades of the motion picture era; a book of program notes and scholarly commentaries will accompany the set.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2006 – 3/31/2008


PA-24109-02

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville (Project Director: July 2001 to present)

Creating an Electronic Series of American Silent-Era Films

The production and distribution of a set of Digital Video Discs (DVDs) containing American silent films created from 1922 to 1929.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 4/30/2005