Third film restoration and preservation workshop takes off in Chennai

10 Oct,2017

By A Correspondent

 

The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI) 2017 was flagged off in Chennai and is being held from October 7 to 14.As reported earlier, Viacom18 is the cause partner with Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) for this annual workshop for the third consecutive year. Actor and filmmaker (and soon politician?) Kamal Haasan was the Chief Guest at the opening event while acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam was Guest of Honour at the occasion. The ceremony was held in the presence of celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, Ramesh Prasad, Chairman of the Prasad Group and award-winning filmmaker, archivist and founder director of Film Heritage Foundation, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

 

Said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18: “Over the years, our cinema has chronicled the culture and heritage of India. As the country’s foremost storytellers, we believe in the impact of cinema towards molding a generation and that a segment of aware and equipped film enthusiasts need to be nurtured, who can preserve and restore India’s cinematic heritage. The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop is a step in that direction and we at Viacom18 are proud to be associated with this initiative”.

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