Viacom18 & Film Heritage Foundation hold annual workshop in Hyd

09 Dec,2019

By A Correspondent


The fifth edition of the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI) 2019 was inaugurated at Hyderabad’s State Gallery of Art on Sunday. Supported by Viacom18, this initiative of Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in collaboration with Annapurna Studios is being held December 8 to 15.


Commenting on bringing the workshop to Hyderabad this year, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Founder & Director, Film Heritage Foundation, said: “Over the last four years, we’ve been the Pied Pipers of film heritage drawing over 200 conservators, librarians, film scholars, academics, cinematographers, editors, colourists and technicians into our fold, eager to learn to save remarkable film patrimonies from our part of the world and showcase the richness and diversity of a heritage that has been lying dormant and forgotten for decades. And this number will cross the 270 mark this year. We are now ready to consolidate and build the country’s first world-class Centre of the Moving Image, an institution devoted to the art of film and we hope that we can count on the support of the film industry, the government and the public to make our vision a reality.”


Speaking on the association with this initiative, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO and MD, Viacom18, added:, “India is a country of storytellers and the oldest stories in the world originate from here. Over the years, our cinema has portrayed the culture and heritage of India. At Viacom18, we realise the importance of preserving these stories that form a part of the Indian culture for the benefit of our future generations. As India’s foremost storytellers, we connect deeply with this ethos and our support to Film Heritage Foundation is a conflux of this shared sentiment. 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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