Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2019

FPRWI 2019 – Coming soon to Hyderabad!

Film Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2019 (FPRWI 2019) to be held in Hyderabad from December 8 – 15, 2019. Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) has earlier conducted workshops in Mumbai in 2015, in Pune in 2016, in Chennai in 2017 and in Kolkata in 2018.

Hyderabad is an ideal choice for the 5th iteration of the workshop being the home of the Telugu film industry that has a rich film legacy that traces its roots to many pioneers and luminaries of Indian cinema including Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu, H.M. Reddy, B.N. Reddy, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, L.V. Prasad, D. Ramanaidu, Ramoji Rao and N.T. Rama Rao to name just a few. This is an industry that produced some of the landmark films of Indian cinema like “Bhakta Prahlada” (1932), “Pathala Bhairavi” (1951), “Malliswari” (1951), “Devadasu” (1953), “Missamma” (1955), and “Mayabazar” (1957). 

However, despite its impressive film history and much of their film legacy has disappeared. FPRWI 2019 would be breaking new ground in Hyderabad in creating awareness of the urgent need to save our film heritage as well as bringing training in film preservation to a new part of the country.

A UNIQUE TRAINING INITIATIVE

FPRWI 2019 is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation and the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in collaboration with Annapurna Studios and in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives), Cinemateca Portuguesa, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel (INA), San Francisco Silent Film Festival, FIAT/IFTA, Haghefilm Digitaal, A.V. Preservation by Reto, Media Inventions s.c., The Criterion Collection, Annapurna College of Film & Media, Prasad Digital Film Lab and ARRI.

Covering every aspect of film preservation, the workshop is considered the most comprehensive of its kind in the world and has become the model for FIAF’s international training programs.

The intensive week-long workshop, certified by FIAF, covers both lectures and practical classes in the best practices of the preservation and restoration of both films and film-related paper and photographic material and is taught by a faculty of international experts from leading institutions around the world. Classes will be followed by daily screenings of restored classics from around the world.

This initiative is supported by Tata Trusts, Viacom18, The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, Annapurna Studios and Prime Focus.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME:

The aim of FPRWI 2019 is to create awareness about the urgent need to preserve our moving image heritage and to skill and train a resource of archivists to take on this monumental challenge.

DATES AND VENUE:

Date: December 8 -15, 2019

Venue:

Annapurna Studios

Road 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034

Daily screenings of restored classics at:

Prasad Digital Film Lab

L. V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications are open from August 25 – October 20, 2019.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the FIAF website: www.fiafnet.org

Applications are open to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan.

Scholarships available for deserving local and international candidates

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COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This year for the first time we will be offering Basic and Advanced levels at the workshop.
  • The basic course is for first-time participants and/or those who have interest or some experience in the field of conservation and film preservation who would like to explore the option of working in film preservation.
  • The advanced course is targeted at but not limited to the alumni of our earlier workshops as well as curators and conservators working in museums, archives and government institutions, film historians and academics, technicians from film studios, labs and post-production, filmmakers and cinematographers.

LEVEL 1: BASIC COURSE

Note: All lectures and practical sessions are compulsory for selected participants in Level 1.

Participants will be broken up into smaller groups for the practical sessions.

LECTURES:

  • Keynote
  • Archive management
  • Access and programming
  • Introduction to film technology
  • TV & video technology and digitization
  • Film and AV conservation strategies
  • Restoration ethics and practice
  • Restoration case studies
  • Colour correction

  • Cataloguing
  • Photograph conservation
  • Paper conservation
  • Film digitization
  • Digital technology fundamentals
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Digital preservation
  • Open source tools
  • Disaster management exercise

PRACTICAL SESSIONS:

  • Running a digitization project
  • Film handling, repair and preparation
  • Film identification and selection
  • Film scanning

  • Digital restoration
  • Photo and paper conservation
  • Cataloguing

LEVEL 2: ADVANCED COURSE

Note:

  1. Level 2 will have seven streams of specialization.
  2. Lectures and the group sessions in two streams: Archive Strategy and Access, Exhibition and Programming are compulsory for all selected participants.
  3. Please note that participants have to rank in order of preference their choice from “1” to “5” amongst the remaining five streams of specialization: Film, Digitization, Data Processing and Management, Photographic Conservation and Cataloguing, Number 1 signifying the first preference and Number 5 the last preference while filling the application form.
  4. Selected participants will be assigned to their preferred streams exactly in accordance with their preferences, subject to availability, as there are a limited number of seats in each stream.

LECTURES (Compulsory for all Participants):

  • Keynote
  • Access, exhibition and programming
  • Conservation strategies
  • Disaster management exercise
  • Colour correction
  • Film technology

  • Sound technology
  • Film digitization
  • Metadata
  • Born digital
  • Restoration case studies

PRACTICAL SESSIONS:

Note: Participants will be broken up into smaller groups for the practical sessions.

Stream 1 – Archive Strategy (Compulsory for all participants)

Stream 2 – Access, Exhibition and Programming (Compulsory for all participants)

Stream 3 – Film

  • Film identification and selection
  • Film repair
  • Film in poor condition

Stream 4 – Cataloguing

Stream 5 – Photograph conservation

Stream 6 – Digitization

  • Film scanning
  • Colour correction
  • Reformatting and restoring soundtracks

Stream 7 – Data Processing and Management

  • Digital infrastructure and data wrangling
  • Digital restoration
  • Open source tools and resources


FACULTY

  • David Walsh – FIAF – Film and digital technology and preservation strategies
  • Ray Edmondson – Archive strategy, management and business plans
  • Dr. Nora Kennedy – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Photograph conservation
  • Dr. Adelheid Heftberger – Bundesarchiv – Cataloguing
  • Davide Pozzi – L’Immagine Ritrovata – Restoration ethics and practice
  • Rob Byrne – San Francisco Silent Film Festival – Digital restoration
  • Reto Kromer – AV Preservation by reto.ch – Digital technology fundamentals and digitization
  • Brecht Declerq – International Federation of Television Archives – Running a digitization project
  • Etienne Marchand – Institut National de L’Audiovisual – Digital infrastructure and born digital
  • Mick Newnham – Disaster planning
  • Dawn Jaros – Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences – Paper conservation
  • Marianna de Sanctis – L’Immagine Ritrovata – Film repair
  • Benjamin Tucker – American Cinematheque – Film handling
  • Maura Pischedda – L’Immagine Ritrovata – Chemical treatment of film in serious condition
  • Tiago Ganhão- Cinemateca Portuguesa- Film identification and selection
  • Guy Borlee –- Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna – Access, presentation and programming
  • Thilo Gottschling – ARRI – Scanning archival film
  • Dr. Jakub Stadnik – FINA and Media Inventions – Reformatting and restoring soundtracks
  • Gerard de Haan – Haghefilm Digitaal – Colour correction
  • Lee Kline – The Criterion Collection – Restoration Case Study
  • Trevor Murray – The Criterion Collection – Restoration Case Study


CERTIFICATION

Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2019 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.


AMITABH BACHCHAN LETTER OF SUPPORT

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MARTIN SCORSESE LETTER OF SUPPORT

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OUR CAUSE AMBASSADOR SHRI AMITABH BACHCHAN APPEALING ALL CINEMA LOVERS TO APPLY FOR FPRWI2019:

 


NAGARJUNA AKKEINENI APPEALING ALL CINEMA LOVERS TO APPLY FOR FPRWI2019:

 


POSTER LAUNCH:

Our cause ambassador Shri Amitabh Bachchan launching poster of our workshop FPRWI 2019
Megastar Shri Chiranjeevi launching poster of our workshop FPRWI 2019

PROMINENT INDIAN FILM MAKERS IN SUPPORT OF #FPRWI2019:

SHYAM BENEGAL
KUMAR SHAHANI
GOUTAM GHOSE

 


PREES MEET – PHOTOS:

Date and venue: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Annapurna Studios (7 Acres), Hyderabad


NEWS ARTICLES

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Namaste Andhra (Telugu Newspaper)

 

Andhra Prabha (Telugu Newspaper)


Telangana Today

 

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Hyderabad Times

 

Eenadu (Telugu Newspaper)

 

Business Standard


OUR PARTNERS

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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 165 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 800 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 33 films from 22 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.


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.


L’IMMAGINE RITROVATA

L’Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialized film restoration laboratory created and developed in Bologna (Italy) thanks to Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. A solid film knowledge, a long experience in the field – always supported by careful preliminary philological and technical research – the most up-to-date equipment covering all workflows, from photochemical to 4K technology, as well as a vast and diverse range of projects, make L’Immagine Ritrovata a leading laboratory in the field.


FONDAZIONE CINETECA DI BOLOGNA

Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna is an internationally recognized FIAF film archive with a multi-faceted mission ranging from film preservation and dissemination, training, research and publishing. In 2007 Cineteca organised the first FIAF Restoration School in Bologna, where it has regularly taken place every other year since then with participants from over 70 countries. Its annual festival Il Cinema Ritrovato is one of the most awaited venues for film historians, scholars and cinephiles all over the world. Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata have worked in partnership with entities and organizations world-wide, and completed over 800 restorations.


BUNDESARCHIV (GERMAN FEDERAL ARCHIVES)

The Federal Archives have the legal mandate to secure the archives of the federal government in the long term and to make them available for use. The Federal Archives decide whether these documents are worthy of archival preservation, that is, whether they have lasting value for the research and understanding of history and the present, for the protection of legitimate interests of citizens or for legislation, administration and jurisdiction. By the end of 2017, the Federal Archives kept around 1, 15 million film reels of approximately 154.000 film titles.


CINEMATECA PORTUGUESA- MUSEU DO CINEMA, I.P.

The Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema is the national film museum of Portugal, a state institution devoted to the preservation and screening of the Portuguese and the world’s moving images heritage. It was founded in the early 1950s by cinémathèque pioneer Manuel Félix Ribeiro, and became an autonomous institution in 1980. In 1996, the Cinemateca opened a modern conservation centre in the outskirts of Lisbon, which is now the base to all preservation, technical research and access activities, including the use of new technologies.


INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL (INA)

As a cultural audiovisual enterprise, INA has been responsible since 1974 for the preservation, enhancement and transmission of the French audiovisual heritage. Ina is also an international training and research center on media and digital content.


SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record. Throughout the year, SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era, often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film.


INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TELEVISION ARCHIVES (FIAT/IFTA)

The Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision / The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) is an organization that was founded in 1977. It has more than 250 members and promotes co-operation amongst radio and television archives, multimedia and audiovisual archives and libraries, and all those engaged in the preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation.


A.V. PRESERVATION BY RETO

A.V. Preservation by Reto is a small, highly skilled moving image conservation and restoration facility based in Switzerland that provides worldwide comprehensive services that encompass the whole range of audio-visual preservation.


HAGHEFILM DIGITAAL

Since its inception by Willy Mullens in 1899, Haghefilm Digitaal has never failed to keep up with the rapidly changing needs of the moving picture industry. Today this experience of more than a century, combined with the advanced possibilities Haghefilm Digitaal can offer in the fields of analog and digital image and sound processing, forms the basis for the lab’s excellent reputation among audio-visual heritage preservation institutions. Haghefilm Digitaal can offer all photochemical processes, as well as digitization and digital restoration of film materials at the highest possible level.


ANNAPURNA COLLEGE OF FILM & MEDIA

Annapurna College of Film & Media (ACFM) formerly known as Annapurna International school of Film & media (AISFM), was founded in the year 2011 by veteran film actor and producer Late Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and is chaired by producer/actor Mr. Nagarjuna and Mrs. Amala Akkineni. The school is located inside a 22-acre working film studio ‘Annapurna Studios’, and is India’s first private, non-profit film and media school to offer formal bachelor’s and master’s degrees in film and media. ACFM is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University and is also a full member of CILECT. ACFM’s goal is to be the leading film and media school in India with a global reputation for excellence and gives immense importance on providing students with a lively, vibrant and professional environment to learn and grow in.


MEDIA INVENTIONS s.c.

Media Inventions s.c. is an independent consulting company specializing in know-how delivery in a form of consulting and innovation-oriented activities. The company develops and implements its own technologies and services like, among the others, digitalisation of sound from optical soundtracks called IMAGE TO SOUND TOOLS.


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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Since 1984, The Criterion Collection, an important series of classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Criterion’s library of director-approved DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs and Laser Discs are the most significant archive of contemporary film-making available to the home viewer.


ARRI

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,500 staff worldwide. The company was founded in 1917 in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today.

The ARRI Group consists of five business units: Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, Rental and Medical. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions.


KODAK

Kodak Motion Picture Film & Entertainment – The technology that sets the standard and stands the test of time in the production, post-production, distribution, exhibition and archiving of motion pictures worldwide.

Kodak offers a wide variety of products, spanning the entire motion picture value chain from image capture to post, on through distribution/exhibition and archival applications. The advanced technology of KODAK VISION3 motion picture film provides the highest degree of image quality and creative flexibility.


OUR SUPPORTERS

TATA TRUSTS

The Tata Trusts are one of India’s leading philanthropic organizations that work to drive innovative social development in India. Conservation (of art, film and built heritage) is one of the three key areas of work of the Trusts’ Arts & Culture portfolio. The practice of film preservation in India is at a nascent stage, and the Trusts are happy to extend support to Film Heritage Foundation towards conducting annual film preservation and restoration workshops. With participants coming from myriad professions related to film practice, but especially from state film archives, these workshops are providing the necessary incubation to capacity build and train the future custodians of India’s cinematic heritage. The third year of support sees the workshop travel to Hyderabad, a city with a rich film tradition and an active industry.


VIACOM 18

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.


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 800 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 33 films from 22 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.


ANNAPURNA STUDIOS

Annapurna Studios is a state of the art studio facility situated in the heart of Hyderabad city which was established by late Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao in 1975. We have been one of the most predominant studios and production houses in India. Our studios are completely facilitated with advanced equipment and technology in order to provide clients the best production and post-production services. We have produced over 36 Feature Films, 9 TV serials, 2 Advertisements with few more in the pipeline till date. The amenities include shooting floors, backlots, post- production and other miscellaneous services. We are now able to provide a wide range of services like Digital Data Storage, Visual Effects, Digital Colour Grading (DI) and Computer Graphics. We have built ANR Sound & Vision, India’s first Greenfield Dolby Atmos Premier Sound Mixing Theatre.


PRIME FOCUS

Prime Focus Limited (PFL), the world’s largest independent integrated media services powerhouse, employs over 9,098 professionals in 17 cities across 4 continents and 7 Time zones. We provide end-to-end creative services (Visual Effects, stereo 3D conversion and animation), technology products & services (Media ERP Suite and Cloud-enabled media services), production services (equipment rental), Music Production (jam8) and post-production services (Digital Intermediate, picture post & Digital cinema distribution) to the Media and Entertainment industry.

Prime Focus’ international arm DNEG, one of the world’s foremost providers of visual effects (VFX); has been honoured with many industry awards, including five Academy Awards® for its VFX work for First Man (2018), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Ex Machina (2015), Interstellar (2014) and Inception (2010).