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EFG1914 project partners present highlights from their WWI collections

During this year's edition of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, archives contributing to the EFG1914 project present highlights from their collections related to the First World War. The presentation will take place on Wednesday,  9th October from 14:30 – 16:30h in the Auditorium della Regione (Via Roma 2). The presentation is open to all guests of the renowned festival.

Within the scope of the EFG1914 project, 21 film archives are digitising a considerable amount of their WWI collections. For the Centenary of the First World War in early 2014, more than 600 hrs of documentaries, newsreels, amateur footage and feature films from and related to WWI will be available on the European Film Gateway and the Europeana portal. As approximately 80% of films from this period are considered lost, the material provided through EFG1914 represents a considerable share of what has been preserved from the time in Europe’s film archives.


Julia Welter (Deutsches Filminsitut- DIF), Thomas C. Christensen (Danish Film Institute)
Introduction to the EFG1914 project and Presentation of the European Film Gateway

Andrea Meneghelli (Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna)
"Il sogno patriottico di Cinessino" (The patriotic dream of Cinessino), Prod: Cines, IT 1915, Dir: Gennaro Righelli

 Luisa Comencini (Fondazione Cineteca Italiana); Excerpts from:
"Azione della Regia Marina nel golfo di Trieste" (Action of the Royal Navy in the Tires gulf), Prod: Ministero della Marina, IT 1917
"Guerra sull’Adamello" (War on the mountain Adamello), IT 1918, Dir: Luca Comerio
"I martiri d’Italia" (The Martyrs of Italy), Prod: SA Pittaluga, IT 1917,  Dir: Domenico Gaido
Tomáš Lachman (Národní filmový archiv), Excerpts from:
"Počátek čsl. odboje na Rusi"  (Beginning of Czechoslovak Resistance Movement in Russia), CZ 1928
"Ceskoslovenští dobrovolníci ve světové válce 1914-1918" (Czechoslovak Volunteers in the World War 1914-1918), Prod: Památník osvobození, CZ 1914
"Za československý stat" (For the Czechoslovak state), Prod: Ministerstvo národní obrany, CZ 1928
Bruno Mestdagh (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique)
"Met onze jongens aan den Ijzer" (With Our Troops on the Yser), BE 1928-1929, Prod/Dir: Clemens De Landtsheer
Anke Mebold (Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF); Excerpts from:
"Hunger Blockade Germany", DE/US ca. 1919, Prod/Dir: William Held
"My trip to Germany", DE/US 1919-1922, Prod/Dir: William Held
Oliver Hanley (Österreichisches Filmmuseum)
Life in Young Soviet Russia: "Kinonedelja" (Kino-Week), Issue 22, RU 1918, Dir: Dziga Vertov
Elif Rongen–Kaynakçi (EYE Film Institute Netherlands) ; Excerpts from:
"The Burning Question", US 1919, Dir: unknown
"The Other Half", US1919, Dir: King Vidor
"The Right to Happiness", US 1919, Dir: Allen Holubar
"Mr. Harold Lloyd besucht "Haus Doorn" gelegentlich des “Herminen-Hilfwerk" Basars",  (Mr Harold Lloyd visits ‘Doorn House’ on the occasion of ‘Herminen-Hilfswerk’ bazaar), Prod: Orion Profilti,  NL 1932