Will your movie be missing in 20 years?

Mar 13, 2023

2:30pm – 4:00pm CT

Advance sign-up is required. Online sign up is now open on the SXSW Schedule for Workshops. You will only be able to RSVP for one of these formats in the given time slot. On each event page, select an available time slot to RSVP and it will be added to your personal schedule. There are a limited number of spots available per session, so RSVP today!

The Association of Moving Image Archivists and Missing Movies offers this session to preserve your legacy. Do you know if your film will survive the next decade? Are you taking steps now to ensure it will be around for future viewings? Join us to gain helpful tools and checklists that you can take today to guarantee that your films is preserved and in a secure location so that it will be here in 5-50 years.
The film world is no stranger to the tragedy of irrecoverable loss, as a staggering 85% of the silent era are lost–an oft-repeated statistic that serves as a warning of what may happen without proactive preservation of our art. However, less awareness surrounds the contemporary issue of film loss of more recent films to the issues surrounding the precariousness of digital filmmaking.

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photo of Richard Guay
photo of Nancy Savoca
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Rachael Stoeltje

Association of Moving Image Archivists/Indiana University Moving Image Archive

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