Film screening at Norwich Science Festival 2023

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Discover the secrets of 9.5mm film in this special film screening

EAFA is delighted to be hosting a special film screening as part of this year’s Norwich Science Festival. Book your free tickets here.

The compilation of films are drawn from the archive’s collections of 9.5mm film. The 9.5mm film gauge was an innovative invention when it was first released over 100 years ago. Today it remains a fascinating part of film history.

The film screening will include a talk by Professor Keith M. Johnston of UEA about the history of the 9.5mm film gauge.

It also features new and original soundtracks written by student Theo Vickers, and the youth participants of CLIP Sound & Music.

Event details

The event is free to attend, and booking is advised. Book your tickets here.

Date: Monday 13th February 2023

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Venue: Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Age rating: The screening is suitable for ages 4+

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking and toilets available. For further accessibility information, please see The Forum’s accessibility guide.

Discover the incredible history of 9.5mm film

In December 1922, the 9.5 mm film gauge was launched by French company Pathé Frères. It was a motion picture film system for amateurs to use to show films at home, which was an incredible innovation for the time.

People very quickly began to use it to make their own films and for the first time ever, it became possible for anyone to create and enjoy films at home.

The East Anglian Film Archive, owned and managed by UEA, holds a collection of 9.5mm films and has curated a compilation for this screening.

Keith M. Johnston, Professor of Film & Television Studies at UEA, will share insights into the fascinating history of these films and their continued significance today.

See more gems from EAFA’s collections here.

About Norwich Science Festival

Norwich Science Festival is a celebration of science and technology, and showcases the ground-breaking research and innovation associated with the city. It offers all ages the chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed the world and discover how science influences everything around us.

The eclectic programme of more than 180 events includes inspirational talks, sensational shows and exhibitions and an abundance of hands-on science activities. It brings together researchers, artists, creative practitioners and professionals working in STEM fields to inspire thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds each year. Find out more here.

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