Film Heritage Foundation has announced its first major initiative to save India’s cinematic heritage – Film Preservation & Restoration School India – to be held from February 22nd -28th, 2015 at Films Division, Mumbai.
Film Heritage Foundation is a not for profit organization set up by filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur in 2014. Recognizing the urgent need to preserve India’s cinematic heritage, the foundation is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation and restoration of the moving image and to develop interdisciplinary educational programs that will use film as an educational tool and create awareness about the language of cinema.
This is a pioneering initiative of Film Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata.
Film Preservation & Restoration School, India
– The school is set up in collaboration with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata and FIAF.
– Date : It will take place from February 22nd – 28th, 2015 in Mumbai. This is a unique project that is being done in India for the first time.
– The purpose of the school is to address current issues surrounding film preservation and restoration including practical training of current restoration and archival best practices by a faculty that includes some of the leading international experts in the field.
– The week-long course itself will consist of lectures/presentations followed by interactive sessions with experts on film archiving and preservation from the foremost archives and studios around the world, screenings of restored classics and ten modules on film restoration including hands-on training in the latest techniques that will be conducted by a technical team from L’Immagine Ritrovata, a state-of-the-art film restoration lab that has restored landmark films of Chaplin, Fellini, Ozu and Ritwik Ghatak amongst others.
– Application forms are available online on the website: www.filmheritagefoundation.co.in
– The deadline for submitting the application form: November 30th, 2014
– Participation Fees : Rs. 50,000/- plus applicable service tax for Indian students. 1000 USD plus applicable taxes for overseas student. (The fee includes lunch and two tea/coffee breaks with snacks every day from February 23rd – 28th, 2015. The fee also includes a closing dinner at the end of the school)
– Scholarship : A few scholarships will be available for deserving students. Selected canditates will be notified.
– Selected applicants will have to start with online preparatory material that will be made available to them from January 14th – February 18th, 2015.
– More details in the Application Form and on the website.
– Contact : Film Heritage Foundation 707, Arun Chambers, Tardeo Road, Mumbai – 400 034. India
Contact person: Mr. Jayant Patel
Tel: +91 22 67367777
– This will be the first step for a long-term goal to create an indigenous resource of archivists, conservation and restoration experts that will work towards protecting India’s cinematic heritage.
Martin Scorsese’s Letter Of Support
Details, Collaborators, Preservation Facts