Archival Screening Night Submissions

Posted on September 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Time to start programming the 2016 ARCHIVAL SCREENING NIGHT!

Please consider submitting your best findings and preservation efforts to the 2016 edition of Archival Screening Night at this year’s AMIA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The event will take place on Thursday, November 10th at the Hollywood Theater.

Everyone is invited and strongly encouraged to apply, but note that some priority will be given to first time applicants, applicants who were not selected for last year’s show, and works which speak to the region in which the conference is held. If you are showing material as part of any other screening or panel during the conference, we ask you not to submit that piece to Archival Screening Night. You are welcome to resubmit material that was submitted but not selected in past years. There is a limited total screening running time, as such it is possible that not all pieces submitted will be included in the program.

The 2016 edition of Archival Screening Night will not be open to the public.


AMIA Archival Screening Night provides members with an opportunity to showcase recent acquisitions, discoveries, and preservation efforts. The Archival Screening Night Group endeavors to create a program that represents the magnificent spectrum of formats, works, and collections protected and preserved by the AMIA community.


  • Submissions must be no longer than 6 minutes in length, including your brief introduction.
  • Exhibition formats available this year include: 16mm (variable speed available), 35mm (variable speed available), Super 8, VHS, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, Apple Pro-Res up to 4:4:4, 24-bit Audio, Blu-ray, DVD, and DCP.

Please note that the exhibition formats and technical requirements are dictated by the available resources and equipment. 


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at


All the best,
The Archival Screening Night Subcommittee
Brittan Dunham, Rebecca Hall, Antonella Bonfanti, Douglas McLaren, Paul Rayton, Jess Daily, and Janice Allen