With sustained efforts to preserve India’s cinematic heritage, Viacom18, India’s fastest growing media and entertainment network, announced its support to the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) for the annual Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017. The partnership was flagged off for the third consecutive year. The event was attended by Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18, actor and producer Kamal Haasan, renowned film-maker Mani Ratnam and celebrated film-maker, archivist and Founder Director of FHF Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017 aims to train an indigenous pool of film archivists and restorers as well as to create awareness about the urgent need to save India’s cinematic heritage. The previous editions were held in Mumbai and Pune. This year the workshop hopes to not just awaken the South Indian film industry to this urgent issue but to build on the movement that has been created all over India as well as in our neighboring countries.
Open to applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017 will extensively focus on repairing damaged and decayed celluloid film, restore and preserve film posters, lobby cards, song booklets and photographs, techniques of digital preservation and restoration, etc. There are several scholarships available for deserving candidates along with job opportunities at FHF on successful completion of the course.
Eminent experts from across the globe such as David Walsh FIAF’s Head of Training and Outreach, Camille Blot-Wellens from FIAF, Tina Kelly from Imperial War Museum, Dawn Jaros from The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, Emilie Cauquy from La Cinémathèquefrançaise and Marianna De Sanctis from L’ImmagineRitrovata, Bologna amongst others will comprise the faculty of the workshop.
Applications are open for The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017 on www.filmheritagefoundation.co.in or www.fiafnet.org. The workshop will take place from October 7th-14th, 2017 in Chennai.
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