In an amazing breakthrough in film history, the oldest known images on color film have been found at the National Media Museum in Britain. This film dates from 1902, previously, the oldest known film was created in 1909.
The 1902 films were made by a film pioneer called Edward Turner, who patented his colour film process as early as 1899.
Here is the BBC article about the discovery. The above video shows frames from the newly discovered film and features archivists and experts explaining the Turner’s revolutionary process, the restoration and the discovery of this treasure.
Thanks to Artist in Residence special guest screener Jen Proctor for sharing this news!