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 new business ideas, as well as to promote general access to the content.

I-Media-Cities has created an online environment that transcends borders and languages, enabling 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 represented 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.

Project coordination:

Davy Hanegreefs
Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique
Email: i-media-cities@cinematek.be

Contact at DFF:

Jan Philipp Richter
Phone: +49 69 961 220 403
Email: richter@dff.film

Project Duration:

April 2016 – January 2020


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 693559.