Matěj Strnad

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Matěj Strnad (1989) is Head of Curators at National Film Archive in Prague and Head of Programming and Access to Collections Commission (PACC), a sub-committee of the International Federation of Film Archives (IFFA). He graduated from the Center for Audiovisual Studies (CAS) at FAMU, Prague. He has published in various Czech magazines and journals and delivered lectures on topics such as film technology, archival dimensions of internet piracy or the role of traditional film medium in contemporary art. He has co-edited and co-translated the reader Manifesty pohyblivého obrazu I: barevná hudba (Pastiche Filmz, 2010), translating texts by Oskar Fischinger, James and John Whitney, Mary Ellen Bute and Stan Brakhage into Czech. He is a founding member of Kinoapará, a platform focused on analogue film as a specific means of expression, which strives to protect, spread and further develop the knowledge of classical film technology. He has co-edited a social sciences reader aimed at students of visual arts (2014). Since 2014 he is responsible for digitization projects in the Czech National Film Archive.