Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Background Reports Relating to Film Festivals


Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Background Reports Relating to Film Festivals

Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Background Reports Relating to Film Festivals


This series consists of reports, photographs, clippings, correspondence, airgrams, manuals, regulations, brochures, press releases, contracts, memorandums, programs, telegrams, notes, minutes, applications, proceedings, and transcripts maintained by International Communications Media Staff, and its predecessors, the Office of the Attestation Officer and the Attestation and Review Staff. Subjects covered include the film festivals, motion picture industries, motion picture awards, attendance, communist participation, the Subcommittee on Office Film Festivals' members, motion pictures shown at the festivals, the Committee on International Non-Theatrical Events (CINE), Frank Capra, and the motion picture film "John F. Kennedy Years of Lightning, Day of Drums". Other topics include the U.S. government, private industry, U.S. Information Service (USIS), and the Motion Picture Export Association (MPEA)'s participation in film festivals; press coverage and reactions; management, juries, and foreign countries' representatives for the film festivals; biographical information on jurors, directors, U.S. delegates and U.S. advisors; U.S. delegations' observations and duties; the Review Committee on Visual and Audio Material; and cultural and international relations. Some of the film festivals include the International Film Festival of Mar Del Plata in Argentina, the International Berlin Film Festival (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), the Cannes Film Festival, the International Film Festival (Karlovy-Vary, Czechoslovakia), the International Edinburgh Film Festival, the International Film Festival at Moscow (Mezhdunarodnyi kinofestival' v Moskve), the International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art in Venice (Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica), the International Exhibition of Films for Children, and the International Exhibition of Documentaries and Short Subjects. Some of the members of the U.S. delegations include Milton Berle, Joseph E. Beattie, Frank Capra, Valentine Davis, Vaughn R. DeLong, J. Walter Evans, Henry Fonda, William Goetz, Nathan Daniel Golden, Charlton Heston, Bruce Herschensohn, Charles J. Lahey, Wilbert H. Pearson, William Perlberg, Sidney Poitier, Andrew W. Smith, Jr., George Stevens, Jr., Jack Valenti, George C. Vietheer, John Walker, Mrs. Lee Walsh, and Irene A. Wright. Some of the records are in French, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

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