International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology

The International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology, TECHNÈS, aims to rethink film history and its methods by examining the techniques and technologies that have accompanied the medium since its beginnings. For this ambitious program, TECHNÈS is dedicated to the creation of a space for dialogue between universities, archives, cinematheques, and film schools, as well as between scholars and industry technicians.

TECHNÈS was formed out of the profound transformation undergone in the media ecology, spurred by the transition from film to digital. This change in the way moving images are produced has had serious repercussions on both the industry (and creators) and on the field of film studies. TECHNÈS’s projects on preserving at-risk forms of knowledge, research, and dissemination, therefore utilize an array of innovative tools and methods, like, for example, the creation of an encyclopaedia enriched with digital pathways, the digitization of artefacts and documents, the production of television series, and the organization of international colloquiums.


Meeting around the online Encyclopedia of film techniques
Call for paper – Immersivity and technological innovations
Images from the round table Jean-Pierre Beauviala (1937-2019): ingénieur, inventeur, artiste
Study day: Les formats larges au cinéma et à la télévision
Study Day: Super 16 Anatomie d’un format
Study Day: Appareiller le cinéma: le cas Aäton
Conference: “Plan” et “Champs” dans le cinéma des premiers temps
Conference: Documenter une présence au monde: le cinéma de Johan Van Der Keuken
Study Day: Pour une histoire des laboratoires cinématographiques

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