FPRWI 2017 – Coming soon to Chennai!
Film Heritage Foundation announced the third edition of the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017 (FPRWI 2017) on May 1, 2017 at the FIAF Congress in Los Angeles.
FPRWI 2017 is a 7-day workshop from October 7 – 14, 2017 that is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation and The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, L’Immagine Ritrovata, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Prasad Corp., La Cinémathèque française, Imperial War Museums, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Kodak.
After conducting two successful workshops in Mumbai and Pune in 2015 and 2016 respectively, FHF is back with a superb line-up of international faculty and new partners like the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, La Cinémathèque française and Kodak.
The intensive workshop that will take place at the historic Prasad Studios in Chennai will cover both theory and practical classes in the best practices of the preservation and restoration of both filmic and non-filmic material and daily screenings of restored classics from around the world. For the first time, the course will also include practical sessions on film scanning. The course will be certified by FIAF.
The goal of the programme is to take our campaign to save India’s cinematic heritage to the South Indian film industry that has an incredible film hIstory besides contributing to over 60% of India’s film production output currently.
Applications Open on July 15, 2017
Days remaining for Application Form Availability
Open to applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh
- New partners: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, La Cinémathèque française, Imperial War Museums and Kodak
- Venue: Historic Prasad Studios in Chennai
- 7 days of specialized practical training in film identification, comparison, cleaning and repair
- Practical classes in film and sound restoration
- For the first time hands-on training in film scanning
- Conservation of posters and paper documents
- Conservation treatment of photographic prints and negatives
- Restoration workflow and ethics
- Digital asset management and digitization workflow
- Disaster recovery
- Visit to the last surviving black and white film processing lab
- Daily evening screenings of restored classics
Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2017 is internationally recognized under the patronage of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives). At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate endorsed by FIAF.
The International Federation of Film Archives (also known as FIAF, its French acronym), has been dedicated to the preservation of, and access to, the world’s film heritage since 1938. It brings together the world’s leading non-profit institutions in this field. Its 155 affiliated film archives in 75 countries are committed to the rescue, collection, preservation, screening, and promotion of films, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents.
THE FILM FOUNDATION’S WORLD CINEMA PROJECT
Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation (TFF) is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore over 750 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. TFF’s World Cinema Project has restored 28 films from 20 different countries, representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people about film language and history.
L’Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialized film restoration laboratory, born and developed thanks to Cineteca di Bologna. Thanks to its innovative methodologies, it is a leading laboratory in the field and it is designed for the restoration of film from every cinematic age. They have restored films of Charles Chaplin, Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini, Jacques Tati, Luchino Visconti, Sergei Leone, and Ritwik Ghatak. L’Immagine Ritrovata has two branches abroad, in Hong Kong (L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia) and Paris (L’Image Retrouvée). The two branches enable L’Immagine Ritrovata to respond more effectively to the ever-growing demand from foreign archives, film libraries and researchers.
THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars®, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles. Dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation, exhibition and study of motion pictures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927 and began acquiring film material in 1929. The Academy Film Archive, established in 1991, holds over 190,000 items, including all of the Academy Award®-winning films in the Best Picture category, all the Oscar®-winning documentaries and many Oscar-nominated films in all categories.
Prasad Corp’s technology and service expertise in Digitization and Restoration span more than 8 decades. Film Archives around the World rely on Prasad’s high-end technologies, Scanity, Scanity HDR and Sondor to digitize images and sound from celluloid film. More than 400 Hollywood Classics including Academy Award winners have been restored by Prasad to their pristine glory. Pioneers in providing services for film and digital content, Prasad has consistently introduced new technologies, processes and services which have been benchmarks for the industry. With manufacturing and service facilities worldwide, Prasad is at the forefront of the Global Film Restoration movement.
LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE
In 1936, Henri Langlois, cinephile and visionary, created La Cinémathèque française in order to save films, costumes, sets, posters and other treasures of the cinema from their destruction. He was one of the first to consider cinema as an art to preserve, restore and show. Eight decades later, La Cinémathèque française unveils the cinema in a unique way thanks to exhibitions in the screening room and the museum, and one of the most important collections of cinema in the world. By its originality, its singularity and its size, this collection constitutes an inexhaustible resource for the study of art and film industry. Almost all countries are represented, from French, Italian, Soviet silent art, to Hollywood classics, to experimental and contemporary cinema. It is a unique collection, fragile, with extremely varied supports and delicate preservation, which is regularly enriched with exceptional pieces.
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS
IWM is the leading authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives from 1914 to the present day. Founded during the First World War to ensure that future generations would never forget what it is like to live in a world torn apart by conflict, IWM has spent almost a century collecting objects and recording stories that give an insight into why we go to war and how conflict has shaped the world we live in today.
FONDAZIONE CINETECA DI BOLOGNA
Fondazione Cineteca Di Bologna with a mission that embraces the past and is open to the future, is a multifaceted place for archival conservation and restoration, film and audiovisual promotion and dissemination, training, research, and publishing.
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio, and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their businesses and enjoy their lives. Though Kodak has mostly been known for its historic role in photography, the company has served imaging needs of numerous industries since the early 1900s. Kodak’s current portfolio is based on deep technological expertise developed over the years in materials science, deposition and digital imaging science.