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, Imperial War Museums 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 is open to applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and applications open on July 15, 2017. 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 heritage besides contributing to over 60% of India’s film production output currently.