NFAI To Hold Workshop On Film Restorationby The Daily Eye Team February 26 2016, 12:24 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 54 secs
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI), in association with the Film Heritage Foundation headed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, is set to begin a 10-day workshop on film preservation and restoration at the archive's premises from Thursday.
"This would be a first-of-its-kind workshop at NFAI. The first edition was held in Mumbai last year. In our country, there is little awareness about the importance of conservation and restoration of films. There is also a shortage of skilled manpower in the field. We are happy to have teamed up with the best technicians and archivists in the world to help us protect our cinematic heritage," said NFAI director PrakashMagdum at a news conference held here.The course was specially designed by David Walsh, the head of the technical commission of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). The teaching staff includes experts from FIAF, George Eastman Museum, Selznick School of Film Preservation and Bologna-based L'ImmagineRitrovata. Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation is also a collaborator for the workshop. Forty-eight students have been short-listed for the workshop, officials said.