The Festival in 2019

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 was developed by a community of cinema enthusiasts who work on this project on an entirely voluntary basis. The group comprises experienced programmers, filmmakers, screen historians and critics.

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

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 2-6 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 16 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.

2-6 May 2019 promises an exciting time for lovers of classic cinema.