THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM ARCHIVES(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collection, preservation, screening, and promotion of films, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents.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
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
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.
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 ART AND 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.
THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
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.
GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
One of the major film museums in the United States – the only one equipped for the projection of 35 mm 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.
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.
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.
NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF INDIA (NFAI)
The NFAI is the largest film archive in India. It is the principal custodian of one of the most prolific and diverse film patrimonies in the world. The NFAI’s Charter includes the promotion of film scholarship and research on cinema, furthering the global outreach of Indian cinema and showcasing the wealth of India’s cinematic legacy to audiences across the country.
FILMS DIVISION OF INDIA
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. It is the main film-medium organization of the Government of India and is well equipped with trained film personnel, cameras, recording and editing facilities. This infrastructure is put to use to assist in-house as well as free-lance film makers and producers. In its archives, the Films Division of India holds more than 8000 titles including priceless INRs (Indian News Review), documentaries, short films and animation films.
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