Ministry of I&B to organize 1st International Workshop on Film Preservation and Restoration at NFAI Pune from 26th February to 6th March, 2016
National Film Archives of India (NFAI), a media unit under the aegis of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in association with International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) is organizing a 10-day International workshop on Film Preservation and Restoration at NFAI campus, Pune. The workshop which commences from 26th February – 6th March 2016 would comprise of the oretical lectures and practical sessions on various techniques related to film conservation, digitization, restoration and film archiving.
The International Workshop is a unique and first of its kind initiative of Ministry of I&B where various aspects and techniques of film archiving would be dealt with comprehensively. NFAI being the only organization involved in films preservation and archiving in India,became the obvious choice for this year’s workshop. The International faculties from FIAF, George Eastman Museum, Museum of Modern Art and L’Immagine Ritrovata would also share their knowledge which would benefit both the NFAI personnel and other students. 48 participantsfrom India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had enrolled for the workshop. Last year a workshop on the subject was organized at Film Division, Mumbai.
The workshop would be inaugurated by Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Naseeruddin Shah on 25th February, 2016.
The goal of the programme is not only to augment the infrastructure and capacity of the NFAI but also to build an indigenous resource of film archivists and restorers who can work towards saving India’s cinematic heritage in the future.