Featuring the work of specialists from Europe, the United States and
Asia, the conference works from the assumption that economic development
requires industrial organization, while industrial organization
requires communication and communication requires media.
together perspectives from cinema and media studies, economic history
and science and technology studies, this conference aims to develop an
analytical framework for understanding the uses of art in industry and
the media culture of industry.
The conference is open to the
public and includes screenings of rare films from archives in the United
States, Great Britain, Italy and Central and Eastern Europe.
Conference Locations, Frankfurt am Main:
– Museum Angewandte Kunst, Schaumainkai 17
– Kino im Deutschen Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41
Programm on December 15, 2015:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Arrival and check-in, Kino im Filmmuseum
(Vinzenz Hediger, Florian Hoof, Yvonne Zimmermann)
2 – 3:45 p.m.
Platforms and Practices of Circulation 1
Rick Prelinger (Santa Cruz)
Industrial Cinema as Agent of Rebirth: The Emergence of New Archival Paradigms and Practices in the 1980s
Brian Jacobson (Toronto)
International Industrial Film Festivals and a World Community of Filmmakers
Chair: Malte Hagener (Professor of Media Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg)
4 – 5:45 p.m.
Platforms and Practices of Circulation 2
Steve Foxon (BFI London)
’There Are More Seats Outside of the Cinema’ – An Examination of Non-Theatrical Distribution in Post-War Britain: British Transport Films and the Shell Film Unit
Christian Bonah (Strasbourg)
Beyond Commission. Industrial Pharmaceutical Film Production and Circulation by the French Film Production Company ScienceFilm, 1950–1990
Chair: Florian Sprenger (Professor of Media Culture, Universität Frankfurt/M.)
6:15 – 8 p.m. Screening 1
Antonioni, Ermanno Olmi, Bruno Bozzetto and others (curated and presented by Anna Maria Falchero)
Fiat 522 – Sotto i tuoi occhi (Fiat, IT 1932–33)
Sette canne, un vestito (Snia BPD, IT 1949, R: Michelangelo Antonioni)
La pattuglia del Passo San Giacomo (Edison, IT 1954, R: Ermanno Olmi)
Treni sull’acqua (FS, IT 1956, R: Gaetano Pontresemolo) Io, la Vespa (Piaggio, I 1959), R: Luciano Emmer
Il grande paese dell’acciaio (Edison, I 1960)
Occhio all’etichetta (Montecattini, IT 1966, R: Giovanni Cecchinato)
Looking for the Right Way (Ilva, IT 1970, R: Bruno Bozzetto) Servizio nelle stazioni di rifornimento (Agip – ENI, IT 1955)
The whole program and all further information can be found in the attached PDF.