Sunday, November 22, 2015

46th IFFI 2015-Training and capacity building can help to produce quality manpower in the field of Film archiving, preservation and restoration: NFAI Director

Speaking on the on going multimedia exhibition at 46th Inter National Film Festival of India, 2015 ParkashMadgum, Director National Films Archive of India (NFAI,ShivendraDungarpur, the founder Director of Film Heritage Foundation and, C SenthilRajan, Director,Directorate of Film Festival said that Film Archiving is   a very challenging task They were addressing a press conference at the media centre to elaborate more on the on going multimedia exhibition at 46th IFFI, 2015. This exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on the  other day.The aim is to preserve every work though preservation exercise is being taken up in phased manner, prioritising films on various criteria.  Underlining the importance of ‘celluloid’ films, the Director,NFAI recalled the remarks of the eminent film maker AdoorGopalakrishnan, that the images on celluloid films are visible against light without any gadget. Training and Capacity building programmes in the field of Preservation and Film Archiving in co-ordination with International Agencies is a very important aspect of the NFHM and can help to produce quality manpower in this field.ShriShivendra Dungarpur said the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) is a prestigious project of the Government of India, for acquisition and preservation of filmic heritage of the country.The infrastructure of preservation is most important and needs to be created, he added. He also said that workshops conducted by NFAI provide an opportunity to learn preservation and restoration of films enhancing chances of one’s employability as film preservers.

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