Wolfson Archives Provides Footage to Winning Films Archives that store our historical record may bring to mind the musty scent of basements, brittle and yellowing newsprint, and dedicated, bespectacled bluestockings carefully cataloging arcane minutiae. But consider instead the image of limousines, red carpets and the heft of a glistening, gold Oscar statuette. Thanks in part to footage from MDC’s Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary went to O. J.: Made in America. “We’ve provided footage for everything from feature films to student projects, and some of those films have picked up awards,” says Wolfson Archives Director René Ramos. “We’re proud this film is the latest Oscar winner to use our footage.” The Wolfson Archives also provided footage for Best Documentary nominee I Am Not Your Negro. A vital resource and cultural memory bank, the Wolfson Archives houses and preserves film and video footage documenting Florida’s history. It maintains everything from TV news footage to home movies with some clips dating as far back as 1910. The Wolfson Archives also supports contemporary filmmakers, videographers and documentarians through licensing, as funds paid to the archive for the use of footage provide revenues for their work. The archive produces a year-round screening series, and select clips can be perused at the Wolfson Archive YouTube channel.
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