Film Days (4th. 2007. Guadalajara)

Around amateur cinema: Meeting of Historians.

This fourth meeting of historians dedicated to the memory of Joaquim Romaguera i Ramió; We have valuable contributions from historians who have already participated in previous years and no less interesting works from other scholars who are now joining the common task. The diversity of themes, approaches and treatments and the quality of the proposals are the most outstanding treatments.



Foreword by the Deputy-Delegate for Culture, Mrs. María Jesús Lázaro Silgado: 9

Introductory note from the Meeting Coordinator, Mr. José Antonio Ruiz Rojo: 11


Luis Alonso García: On amateur cinema, between submission and insurrection: 15

José Luis Chacón Lafuente: Val del Omar, amateur. Of the unprecedented (and its influences) in the speech of José Val del Omar: 33

José Antonio Ruiz Rojo: Approach to the 16 mm films of Tomás Camarillo: 65

Carmen Sáez Elected: Seminci-Cátedra de Cinematografía: an experience of cinematographic culture in Spain: 95

Francisco Javier Gómez Tarín: Creation and freedom: the transfer of an alternative film production from the margins to educational institutions: 111


Luis Antonio Alarcón Sierra: Brief history of the "National Script Contest for Amateur Cinema" of the Cine Club Saracosta de Zaragoza (1958-1961): 129

Roberto Arnau Roselló: The Class Cinema collective: commitment, testimony and resistance: 139

José María Folgar de la Calle: Antonio Caeiro, a committed documentary filmmaker: 151

Javier Herrera Navarro: Cinema as an instrument of propaganda: the documentary Extremadura, the cradle of America (1929): 161

José Félix Martos Causapé: One day in the rehabilitation of the Palace of D. Antonio de Mendoza: 175

David Recio Gil: The Guadalajara National Film Contests (1983-1987: 189

Fernando Redondo Neira: Family films as museums of everyday life: 227

Francisco Javier Ruiz del Olmo: The film production of the brothers Pío and Julio Caro Baroja at the beginning of the sixties: between film fans and ethnographic practice: 237

JR Saiz Viadero: From 28 mm (Pathé Kok) to 35 mm: the cinematographic evolution of the Hoppe family Charity party in Santander: 249

M. Encarnación Soler i Alomá: 75 years of the Amateur Film Section of the Excursionist Center of Catalonia: 265

José Carlos Suárez Fernández and Pedro Nogales Cárdenas: The passion of an artist: recovery and investigation of Joaquim Mir's films: 283


Peio Aldazabal Bardají: Testimony of the unprecedented: The cinema that did not reach the screen: 307

Mariona Bruzzo Llaberia: Preserving Amateur Cinema: conservation and dissemination: 315

Number of pages326
AuthorJosé Antonio Ruiz Rojo, coordinator.
PublicationGuadalajara Provincial Council, CEFIHGU. 2007
Dimensions24 x 16.5cm

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