Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Film Festival Report Files


Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Film Festival Report Files

Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Film Festival Report Files


This series consists of operation memorandums, correspondence, telegrams, translations, despatches, newspaper clippings, reports, field messages, press releases, lists, programs, summary sheets, pamphlets, publications and certificates. The records relate to the coordination of American participation in foreign feature, short and documentary film and television festivals. The subjects included are requests for films, regulations for festival entries, using American motion picture actors as "goodwill ambassadors," political implications of participation or non-participation in a particular festival and reports on festival outcomes including awards won by U.S. entries. Festivals included, but are not limited to, the Vancouver Film Festival, Canada; the Cannes Film Festival, France; the Berlin Film Festival, Germany; the Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia; and the Moscow Film Festival, U.S.S.R. Specific records include a report written by actor Sidney Poitier, Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the Berlin Film Festival of 1964 regarding Poitier's impressions of the success of American participation in the festival (file "Germany-Berlin - International Film Festival, Reports"); a report on a visit to the USSR by a delegation of American film specialists including director Frank Capra (file "USSR-Moscow - Reports, Film (1 of 2)") and photographs of a memorial service for Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the 1969 Moscow Film Festival (file "VI Moscow International Film Festival - Film Personalities (5 of 7)"). Some of the records are in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

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Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968 (person)

Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...

Poitier, Sidney (person)