CHROMA takes place in Florence the day before the IX Italian Colour Conference  [ see the program ]
9.00 Introduction and welcome

9.20: SESSION I – Cinema and colour: aesthetics and language
Chair: Sandro Bernardi (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

— José Moure (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne), Monochromies moderne : la tentation de la couleur sans couleur [ abstract ]
— Luca Venzi (Università degli Studi di Siena), Attraction, abstraction, transfiguration. Colour in Carmelo Bene’s films [ abstract ]

11.00 break

11.20 SESSION II – Colour between cinema and media
Chair: Federico Pierotti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
— Richard Misek (University of Kent), Saturation point: notes on colour scholarship [ abstract ]
— Paola Valentini (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Society in colour. The Italian TV switch to colour broadcast [ abstract ]
— Elena Gipponi (IULM Milano), Colour in Italian home movies: examples and case studies from 1930s to 1960s [ abstract ]


15.00 SESSION III – Applied colours
Chair: Alessandro Rizzi (Università degli Studi di Milano)
— Walter Arrighetti (Technicolor Creative Services), New trends in Digital Cinema: from on-set colour grading to ACES [ abstract ]
— Gabriele Peloso (Colourist), Session with the colourist [ abstract ]
— Alberto Di Cintio (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Colour and architecture in video [ abstract ]

16.40 break

17.00 SESSIONE IV – Science and restoration of colour
Chair:  Walter Arrighetti (Technicolor Creative Services)
— Christine Fernandez-Maloigne (CIE), Science and technology of color in film history [ abstract ]
— Alessandro Rizzi (Università degli Studi di Milano), A perceptual approach to digital color restoration [ abstract ]
— Rossella Catanese (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Repainting the mechanical ballet. Restoration of colors in 'Ballet Mécanique' by Fernand Léger [ abstract ]

18.30 A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune, Georges Méliès, 1902), coloured version restored by Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage.

19.30 Teatro del Sale association (Via de’ Macci 118, Firenze) Dinner at Teatro del Sale association (The dinner must be booked in advance and requires payment of a subscription fee to the association) Screenings: Our Memories' Colour, exhibition of Italian amateur films and home movies in colour (1930-1960), and A Trip to the Moon (George Méliès, 1902, coloured version).