I-Media-Cities – funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Brussels) – was a research project in which nine European cultural institutions (film archives and cinematheques from eight countries, including the DFF) made films and other materials available to enable interdisciplinary research and novel business ideas, as well as to promote general accessibility to the content.
I-Media-Cities has created an online environment that transcends borders and languages, allowing research into the history and development of selected major European cities through extensive media collections that were previously inaccessible. Conversely, the way in which urban spaces are depicted should provide insights into media history.
In addition to the nine film institutions, six research institutions and two technical partners contributed significantly to the project. I-Media-Cities started in April 2016 and ran for three years.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 693559.