The Inter­na­tion­al Research Part­ner­ship on Cin­e­ma Tech­niques and Tech­nol­o­gy (TECHNÈS) aims to rethink the his­to­ry of cin­e­ma and its meth­ods by ques­tion­ing the tech­niques and tech­nolo­gies that have accom­pa­nied changes in the medi­um since the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. TECHNÈS intends to car­ry out this ambi­tious pro­gram by cre­at­ing an unprece­dent­ed space for dia­logue between uni­ver­si­ties (Uni­ver­sité de Lau­sanne, Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal and Uni­ver­sité Rennes 2), film schools (La Fémis, ÉCAL and INIS), uni­ver­si­ty pub­lish­ing hous­es (Ams­ter­dam Uni­ver­si­ty Press and Les Press­es de l’Université de Mon­tréal) and mem­ber insti­tu­tions of the Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion of Film Archives (the Ciné­math­èque française, the Ciné­math­èque québé­coise, the Swiss Film Archive and the George East­man Museum).

 

TECHNÈS’ direc­tor André Gau­dreault is also the founder of the Lab­o­ra­toire CinéMé­dias, which over­sees the Cana­di­an sec­tion of the part­ner­ship. The direc­tor of the Lab­o­ra­toire CinéMé­dias, San­ti­a­go Hidal­go, is a mem­ber of the TECHNÈS Schol­ar­ly Com­mit­tee. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the TECHNÈS website.