Film and New Media

Suzanne Treister – HFT The Gardener Courtesy the artist, Annely Juda Fine Art, London and P.P.O.W., New York

transmediale

Film and New Media

Filmstill "La teta asustada - Eine Perle Ewigkeit", gefördert im World Cinema Fund, Regie: Claudia Llosa

World Cinema Fund

Film and New Media

While film was the medium of the 20th century, computers, digital images and the Internet have become the media of the next. The goal of the Foundation is to provide all new forms of media the space and support they need to explore new aesthetic possibilities while preserving the artistic works they have produced.

Two current projects which are working towards this goal are the World Cinema Fund, which supports international film projects, and the annual transmediale festival. Although film and video art are comparatively new genres, their products are just as threatened by oblivion and material deterioration. Consequently, the Foundation has provided funding to projects which refurbish and restore these endangered works. These include the restoration of the film classics Heimat (E. Reitz) and “Battleship Potemkin“ (S. Eisenstein), a DVD edition of works by Alexander Kluge, the reconstruction of the made-for-TV movie “Berlin Alexanderplatz” (R.W. Fassbinder) and the project 40jahrevideokunst.de (40yearsvideoart.de). The Federal Cultural Foundation is currently funding a project to establish a digital archive of knowledge and the arts of the Sinti and Roma in Europe.