It is 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.
It 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, Yasujiro Ozu, Sergei Leone, and Ritwik Ghatak.
THE FILM FOUNDATION
It is a non-profit organization established by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history by providing annual support for preservation and restoration projects at the leading film archives. Its board includes renowned filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Alexander Payne, Ang Lee, and Peter Jackson amongst others.
WORLD CINEMA PROJECT
World Cinema Project is a program of The Film Foundation dedicated to preserving and restoring neglected films from around the world- in particular, those countries lacking sufficient archival, technical and financial resources.
NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF INDIA
The mission of the National Film Archive of India is to safeguard the heritage of Indian Cinema for posterity and act as a centre for dissemination of a healthy film culture in the country. Promotion of film scholarship and research on various aspects of cinema also form part of its Charter. Familiarizing foreign audiences with Indian Cinema and to make it more visible across the globe is another declared objective of the Archive.
FILMS DIVISION OF INDIA
The Films Division of India was established in 1948 to articulate the energy of a newly independent nation. For more than six decades, the organization has relentlessly striven to maintain a record of the social, political and cultural imaginations and realities of the country on film. It has actively worked in encouraging and promoting a culture of film-making in India that respects individual vision and social commitment.
The BFI was founded in 1933. BFI is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
FIAF brings together the world’s leading institutions in the field of moving picture heritage, comprising more than 150 institutions in over 77 countries. FIAF members are dedicated to the rescue, collection, preservation and screening of moving images.
GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
One of the major film museums in the United States, the only one equipped for the projection of 35mm nitrate film as well as a digital restoration laboratory. It is also the world’s largest repository on the history of cinema technology, from Edison and Lumière to the Technicolor Archives and the first Pixar prototype.
SELZNICK SCHOOL OF FILM PRESERVATION
Established in 1996, The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation is a two-year graduate program held in partnership with the University of Rochester. The course is also available as a one-year certificate program with intensive training in film chemistry and conservation, curatorship, and cultural management.
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