■ We are grateful to the German Department and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, for their generous funding of undergraduate and graduate research. We are also indebted to the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts for its support of this website. The Foundation contributes to the restoration, exhibition, and distribution of silent cinema worldwide.
■ We also thank all those who helped launch the website in October 2022: Hans Helmut Prinzler, Edward Dimendberg, Eric Wolfinger, Luke Parker, Nicholas Baer, Michael Cowan, and Philipp Stiasny. Special thanks to the participants of the German Film Institute at the University of Michigan in 2004, 2006, and 2012. Our discussions about Unknown Weimar were central to this project. And final thanks go to Philipp Stiasny, Ervin Malakaj, and Nicholas Baer for suggestions and to Elise Volkmann and Linus Mao for invaluable assistance with the present edition.
■ We also want to acknowledge the continuing inspiration of film festivals that showcase Weimar cinema, from Pordenone's Silent Film Festival and Bologna's Cinema Ritrovato to San Francisco's Silent Film Festival, to name just a few. We deeply appreciate the remarkable work of film archivists and restorers, composers and musicians, festival organizers and sponsors, authors, DVD distributors, reviewers, critics, teachers, and bloggers. They all work tirelessly to make the magic of old movies come alive for us.