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The Festival in 2019

The Cinema Reborn Organising Committee has reached agreement with the Australian Film Television and Radio School to hold a second edition of the festival from 2-5 May 2019. Please put the dates in your diary as we know that all sorts of other events will loom on the horizon and compete for attention.

Subscriptions will go on sale early in the new year and subscribers will be eligible to attend all sessions as part of their subscription, including Opening Night on Thursday 2 May at 6.30 pm, as part of their subscription

All told we expect to present about twenty sessions of newly restored classics and archival material drawn from film archives and commercials suppliers around the world. Some sessions held over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 May will give subscribers a choice of program.

Our Organising Committee has been expanded and is already contemplating a selection to be made from the seemingly vast number off restorations being made by the world’s archives and film studios. It will be a difficult choice.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you would like to donate to support the festival’s work,  either for general support or to sponsor specific programs don’t hesitate to get in touch.

There will be further emails to subscribers over coming months and information will also be posted on our Facebook page which you can find here.

We will be launching a new website for the 2019 event as soon as we have some program information to convey.

2-5 May 2019 promises an exciting time for lovers of classic cinema.

The 2018 event…

That’s a wrap on the very first Cinema Reborn! We can’t believe how quickly our little idea for a way to screen otherwise un-seeable masterworks evolved into the incredible celebration of cinema that it was.

Of course, it wouldn’t have happened without the outpouring of support from those who made donations (no matter how small), the tireless work and dedication of our Organising Committee members and volunteers, and the Australian Film Television and Radio School‘s very generous contribution of the space and people to give CINEMA REBORN its first breaths of life. We can’t thank all of you enough.

But most of all we want to thank our audience, from those who attended one screening to those who attended all of them. You proved beyond all reasonable doubt that movies matter in Sydney; that there IS an interest in discovering the relics of cinema’s past, and a thirst for a real film culture.

Things’ll be quietening down as the dust settles on CINEMA REBORN 2018, but keep an eye on our Facebook and our Twitter pages for further wrap-up, and any future announcements.

red-square For some photos of the presenters, taken by audience members, click here.


The planning…

Cinema Reborn will be a new and different event and will take place from 3-7 May 2018 and the venue will be the theatre at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, in the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park in Sydney, Australia.

Cinema Reborn is being developed by community of cinema enthusiasts who are working on this project on an entirely voluntary basis. The group comprises experienced programmers, filmmakers, screen historians and critics.

Cinema Reborn’s focus will be on screen heritage and preservation. In its start-up year of 2018, Cinema Reborn will present twelve programs of either recently restored films shown using digital copies or, rarer, film archived-sourced 35mm film prints. All will be presented following best practice in the presentation of archival or screen heritage titles, and will reflect the originally intended experience of their creators.

Cinema Reborn is intended to shine a light on the long history of the art of the cinema, the world-wide activity of film restoration and the treasures that exist in the world’s film archives.

Cinema Reborn will be offering subscription tickets to the entire program from 20th March 2018 via  Eventbrite.  Please note also that seating at the AFTRS Theatre is only for 140 people.

To view the program, click here.

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