Indian Actors and directors praise NFDC-NFAI’s efforts

  • National Film Heritage Mission found praise from eminent film personalities.
  • National Film Heritage Mission, launched in 2015, is a government initiative under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Its primary objective is to preserve, conserve, and digitize India’s vast cinematic heritage.
  • Encompasses various aspects of film preservation, including the restoration of deteriorating films, digitization of film prints, documentation, and preventive conservation.
  • Carried out at the state-of-the-art restoration and digitization facilities at NFDC-NFAI’s Pune campus.
  • Great initiative under the NFDC-National Film Archive of India and the National Film Heritage Mission.
  • Crucial aspect of the NFHM is the restoration of classic films-Many of the older film prints are in a state of decay due to the passage of time, improper storage, and various environmental factors → danger of being lost forever if not carefully preserved. 
  • Key components of NFHM is the digitization of films → This process involves scanning and converting analog film prints into digital formats, which ensures their long-term preservation and makes them accessible to a wider audience.

About NFDC-NFAI:

  • NFDC-NFAI, headquartered is in Pune.
  • It is responsible for collecting, cataloguing, and preserving films from India and around the world.
  • With a vast collection of over 30,000 film titles, including silent classics, documentaries, feature films, and short films, NFAI serves as the custodian of India’s cinematic history.
  • It has state-of-the-art film storage facilities, temperature-controlled vaults, and expert staff who are dedicated to the meticulous care of film reels.
  • NFDC-NFAI also acts as a hub for research and education in the field of cinema.
  • Scholars, filmmakers, and cinephiles can access its resources for academic and creative purposes.
  • This promotes a deeper understanding of India’s cinematic history 
  • Encourages the creation of new works that draw inspiration from the past.
  • Ensures that future generations can connect with India’s diverse cinematic history.
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