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PostTue Jan 01, 2008 10:34 pm

I'm going to keep this as an updated series of links to the main pages for the various festivals. If you know of something you'd like me to add, or if there's updated information on programs, post on it below and I will edit this post to reflect it.

Cinefest (Syracuse, NY)
March 19-22, 2009 (some titles posted)

British Silent Film Festival (Nottingham, UK)
No sign of activity available. Appears defunct.

Festival d'Anères (Anères, France)
May 27-31, 2009 (some info)

SerialFest 2009 (Newtown, PA)
May 14-17, 2009 (some titles announced)

Cinevent (Columbus, OH)
May 22-25, 2009 Program here, info here.

Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival (Niles, CA)
June 2009? (no info yet)

Il Cinema Ritrovato (Bologna, Italy)
June 2009? (no info yet)

San Francisco Silent Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)
July 2009? (no info yet)

Slapsticon (Arlington, VA)
Postponed to 2010 due to theater renovation.

Capitolfest (Rome, NY)
August 7-9, 2009 (some info)

Cinecon (Los Angeles, CA)
September 3-7, 2009 (no titles listed)

Cinesation (Massillon, OH)
September 24-27, 2009 (some titles listed)

Keaton Celebration (Iola, KS)
September 2009? (no info yet)

Damfinos Convention (Muskegon, MI)
October 2009? (no info yet)

Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone, Italy)
October 3-10, 2009 (some information listed)

Shasta County Silent Film Festival (Redding, CA)
October 2009? (no info yet)

Vintage Film Festival (Marie Dressler) (Port Hope/Cobourg, Ontario)
October 2009? (no info yet)

Slapstick 2009 (Bristol, England)
January 2010?

Midwinter Comedy Fest (Niles, CA)
February 2010?

Kansas Silent Film Festival (Topeka, KS)
February 2010?
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PostWed Jan 02, 2008 8:01 am

"Anyone have any info on the Niles Essanay theater? I can't find anything to indicate when/if upcoming events will be."

Here is info on the regular Saturday Night screenings at the Niles Museum:

http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/movies.htm

And below is a cut and paste copy of a post by Richard Roberts over at silentcomedians.com about the Niles Museum Mid-Winter Comedy Festival:

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Hey Gang,

I've put together the Program Schedule for the 3rd annual Niles Film Museum's Mid-Winter Comedy Festival, and this website's the first place it will be made public. This is President's Day Weekend, 2008 at the Niles-Essanay Film Museum in Niles, California. It's a nice weekend in beautiful, historic Niles, and if there's a comedy you don;t want to see, you can drive up the Canyon and see where Chapin walked down the road at the end of THE TRAMP.

Go to www.nilesfilmmuseum.org for more details, they aren't there yet, but they will be soon. The announcement of the Sched is a SilentComedians.com exclusive at the moment.

Here it is:
MIDWINTER COMEDY FEST 08 SCHEDULE


Friday Evening February 15, 2008

7:30pm-10:00 pm

TALKIES

THE CHEMIST (1936) - Buster Keaton
HIS BRIDAL FRIGHT (1940) - Charley Chase
THE CHIMP (1932) - Laurel And Hardy
TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) – Lloyd Hamilton
HIS BRIDAL SWEET(1935)- Harry Langdon
NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS (1930) - Edgar Kennedy


Saturday February 16, 2008

10:00 am-Noon

What We Darn Well Feel Like Showing

BREEZING ALONG (1927) –Lloyd Hamilton
WEDDING BELLES (1924) – Monty Banks
DAD’S CHOICE (1927) – Edward Everett Horton
WHO’S AFRAID (1928) – Lupino Lane
AN ELEPHANT ON HIS HANDS (1920) - Hughey Mack


1:30-3:30 pm

Chaplin Keystones and Other Early Comedies

GETTING ACQUAINTED (1914) – Charles Chaplin
HIS FAVORITE PASTIME (1914) – Charles Chaplin
THE DESPERATE SCOUNDREL (1915) - Ford Sterling
HAM AND THE SAUSAGE FACTORY (1915) - Ham and Bud
HOW FATTY MADE GOOD (1913) - Hughey Mack
BEARS AND BAD MEN (1918) – Larry Semon, Stan Laurel


4:00pm-6:00 pm

IT’S THE OLD ARMY GAME (1926) - W. C. Fields, Louise Brooks
HABEAS CORPUS (1928) - Laurel and Hardy

7: 30pm -10:00 pm

Hal Roach Silents

ON THEIR WAY (1920) - Eddie Boland
YEARS TO COME (1922) - Snub Pollard
JULY DAYS (1923)- Our Gang
WHAT WOMEN DID FOR ME (1927) - Charley Chase
SHOULD SECOND HUSBANDS COME FIRST (1927) - Max Davidson
SHOULD TALL MEN MARRY? (1928)- Stan Laurel
THEIR PURPLE MOMENT (1928)- Laurel and Hardy



SUNDAY February 17, 2008

10:00 am-12:00 noon

Mack Sennett

TOPLITSKY AND COMPANY (1913) - Ford Sterling
HE DID AND HE DIDN’T (1916)- Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
BOMBS! (1917)- Charlie Murray, Louise Fazenda
BLACK OXFORDS (1924) - Sid Smith
THE BEST MAN (1928) - Billy Bevan


1:30 pm-3:30 pm

THE EARLY BIRD (1924) - Johnny Hines
AIR POCKETS (1924) - Lige Conley
THE FROZEN NORTH (1922) - Buster Keaton


4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Hal Roach Talkies

THE HEAD GUY (1930) – Harry Langdon
WHISPERING WHOOPIE (1936) - Charley Chase
ON THE LOOSE (1931) - Todd and Pitts
THUNDERING TAXIS (1933) - Taxi Boys
GOING BYE BYE (1934) - Laurel and Hardy
ON THE WRONG TREK (1936) – Charley Chase

Phil Carli and Frederick Hodges usually play for the event, but they have not been quaranteed as of today. Stay Tuned!

RICHARD M ROBERTS (currently working on the Slapsticon 08 schedule)
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PostWed Jan 02, 2008 8:25 am

The Niles Essanay museum presents films every Saturday night. Beside's Richard's Mid-Winter Comedy festival, there is also the Broncho Billy festival in June.

The Kansas Silent Film Festival is February 22nd and 23rd this year. Their website is at http://www.kssilentfilmfest.org/ . If my work schedule permits, I'll be attending this year and I'll be posting more information about the schedule. The semi-official schedule for this year is at http://www.kssilentfilmfest.org/kssff2008/program.html .

The Iola Keaton festival is run by many of the same people as the Kansas SFF. I doubt the schedule will be posted until this summer.
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PostWed Jan 02, 2008 8:39 am

Thanks, I've updated the list. If anyone else has new info or another fest to add, please do so.
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PostWed Jan 02, 2008 9:37 am

The UK Slapstick comedy festival in Bristol, England starts January 17th. The website is at http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events.htm.
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Re: Calendar of Festivals

PostWed Jan 02, 2008 9:50 am

A couple of notes:

Titles will be listed on the Cinevent Web Site sometime this month and the full schedule should be there at the end of February or beginning of March.

Also the correct dates for Cinefest in Syracuse are March 13 - 16. Your dates have it starting on Sunday (not a good plan for a convention!)
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PostWed Jan 02, 2008 10:08 am

Thanks, corrections made. I also realize I forgot Slapsticon, I'll add that later today.
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PostThu Jan 03, 2008 8:05 pm

I've added the PDF of the Cinevent flyer handed out last fall at Cinesation (courtesy of Steve Haynes). Link is up there, or here:

http://www.nitrateville.com/images/cinevent08.pdf
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PostThu Jan 03, 2008 8:13 pm

There's also the Broncho Billy festival in June, but no dates and titles have been announced yet...

http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/bb_festival.htm
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PostSat Jan 05, 2008 12:49 am

The International Buster Keaton Society's convention will be October 3-4 in Muskegon, MI. No info yet.
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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 5:01 pm

There's an overview of silent movie festivals at Stummfilm.info:

http://www.stummfilm.info/festival/index_en.html
http://www.stummfilm.info/festival/2008/index_en.html

There's also a PDF with a calendar: http://www.stummfilm.info/festival/2008 ... ar2008.pdf
Perhaps you can use the iCalendar-file http://www.stummfilm.info/festival/2008 ... ls2008.vcs in your calendar (not very good tested - sorry. I'm working on it)

If you need some additional information on festivals, especially the German ones, just ask me, then I can translate my German description.

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More titles added to Cinevent Web Site

PostMon Jan 21, 2008 2:07 pm

Some more additions to the Cinevent program are now available at:

http://www.cinevent.com/cv2008an.html

More to come, along with registration and hotel forms, etc.
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PostMon Jan 21, 2008 2:32 pm

Great looking schedule, Steve. Looking forward to it.
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PostMon Jan 21, 2008 11:18 pm

Hello All, great to see you again, i've missed the old AMS

Anyway, the Broncho Billy festival in Niles is scheduled for June 27-29. There isn't a schedule of films yet, but the general theme will be the Motion Picture Patents companies.

cheers
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PostTue Jan 22, 2008 7:59 am

Thanks and welcome, Greta.
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PostTue Jan 22, 2008 7:33 pm

greta de groat wrote:Hello All, great to see you again, i've missed the old AMS

Anyway, the Broncho Billy festival in Niles is scheduled for June 27-29. There isn't a schedule of films yet, but the general theme will be the Motion Picture Patents companies.

cheers
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Hey great to see you made it here Greta!
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PostTue Jan 22, 2008 8:35 pm

The Betzwood, Pennsylvania Film Festival spotlights Lubin and Betzwood films made in the Philadelphia area. This year's festival is May 3, 2008.

http://faculty.mc3.edu/jeckhard/betzwood.htm
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PostFri Feb 22, 2008 9:15 pm

Some attendance links have been added to the Cinevent web site. From the Home Page select the Announcement for Cinevent 40. At the bottom of that page there is now a placeholder for the film schedule - that should be added within the next two weeks. Also there is a link for a reservation form for the Ramada Plaza hotel, and a link to a registration form for attending the show. You can type the info in, print it out and mail it with your payment, or you can click to pay your registration via PayPal (there is an additional charge of $1 per paid registration for using this option.)

Hope these links and the (hopefully) improved registration form help some of you make arrangements to join us for the fun in Columbus, Ohio over Memorial Day weekend!

http://www.cinevent.com

Or go directly to this year's announcement page:

http://www.cinevent.com/cv2008an.html
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PostSat Mar 08, 2008 4:06 pm

Here's the Anères, France silent film festival, now in its tenth year...

http://festival.aneres.free.fr/
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PostSat Mar 08, 2008 4:24 pm

Cool. And how French that main image is...
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PostSat Mar 08, 2008 7:18 pm

I already posted this in the "Screenings" section, but there is a silent film festival in Redding, CA in October, and David Shepard will be presenting some of the films.

http://www.shastaartscouncil.org/silent%20schedule.htm

Also, the Kansas Silent Film Festival will be February 27th and 28th, 2009.
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PostSun Mar 16, 2008 2:20 pm

I've posted more information in the Silent Screenings forum, but the British Silent Film festival is held each year in London in April. This year it is the 3rd - 6th, 2008...

http://www.britishsilentcinema.com/home.php

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The British Silent Cinema Festival - 2008, now in its 11th year, is a celebration of British cinema before 1930 and is organized in collaboration with the British Film Institute.

The Festival aims to showcase the vast collection of films, fiction and non fiction, produced in Britain before the advent of sound, principaly from the collection at the BFI National Archive, the UK's national repository of film and television. Many of the films are 're-discoveries' and will not have been seen in public for several decades.
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PostTue Apr 15, 2008 7:00 pm

I finally revised this list, adding the Serial Squadron's fest as well as the ones listed above by Bruce, and testing the links to all of the above, replacing several of them with more direct links. If anyone thinks of anything not on the list, let me know.

The Keaton celebration seems like it may be defunct; anyone know?
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PostTue Apr 22, 2008 11:09 am

Mike Gebert wrote:The Keaton celebration seems like it may be defunct; anyone know?


Which one you talking about? Muskegon is going to be great this year.
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PostTue Apr 22, 2008 11:23 am

Oh yeah, I need to add that. The possibly defunct one was, maybe is, in Kansas.
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PostTue Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm

The Iola, Kansas Buster Keaton festival is scheduled for September 26th and 27th. Their website is at http://www.busterkeatoncelebration.org/ .
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PostFri Apr 25, 2008 7:38 am

The nineteenth annual Betzwood Silent Film Festival will be held on
Saturday, May 3rd, at 8:00 pm in the Science Center Theater at
Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

This year’s event celebrates the life and work of one of Betzwood’s
most beloved stars, Wilna Hervey, who played Powerful Katrinka in the
Toonerville Trolley films. In real life, the Amazonian Wilna Hervey
(six foot three, three hundred pounds) was a noted American artist who
lived most of her eighty-five years in the Maverick Art Colony at
Woodstock, NY. An article on Wilna’s remarkable and unconventional
life, with a gallery of her paintings and enamels, can be found on the
Betzwood website at: http://faculty.mc3.edu/jeckhard/biggestgirlarticle/thebiggestgirl.html

In addition to her Toonerville films, we will be screening a rare
surviving copy of one of the “Plum Center” comedies she made in
California after Betzwood closed. As always, the films will be
projected at the correct speed on a big screen, with live
accompaniment on the organ by Don Kinnier.

This year's program will include the following films:

The Skipper's Narrow Escape (1920, Betzwood Film Company)

The Skipper's Flirtation (1920, Betzwood Film Company)

The Fire Chief (1922, Paul Gerson Productions)

Pop Tuttle's Movie Queen (1922, Paul Gerson Productions)

For more information and tickets:
Theater/Cultural Affairs Office: 215-641-6505
Box Office: 215-641-6518
Fax: 215-641-6645
Email: livelyarts(at)mc3(dot)edu
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PostSat Jun 07, 2008 3:19 pm

This is already next week (11-13 june 2008) in Stockholm:

http://www.film.su.se/content/1/c6/03/88/50/Screen.pdf

Conference with evening screenings with live music in the Swedish Film Archive.


ANd then there is also the yearly IL CINEMA RITROVATO festival in BOlogna, Italy (28 june-5 july 2008):
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/en/ritrovato.htm
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PostSun Dec 28, 2008 12:46 pm

The Matinee at the Bijou blog has a review of several of the major festivals in their latest post...

http://matineeatthebijou.blogspot.com/2008/12/2009-vintage-film-festivals.html
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PostFri Jan 02, 2009 2:29 pm

Well, there's one New Year's resolution down-- I've updated this for the first time in months. If anyone has either more info or festivals I've missed, feel free to post it here and I'll add it.
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