Mr Sunil Arora thanked the international faculty for sharing their knowledge of film preservation and restoration at the Pune workshop. He said “film preservation and restoration workshop could be organised once in every two years as it is creating skill set and manpower and the Ministry would be committed to give complete support in this regard.”
Noted actor and film maker Kamal Hassan, who was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Ceremony urged the government to set up Film Archive facilities in every state to facilitate students, who are studying cinema. He also paid tributes to late P K Nair, former Director of NFAI, who passed away recently, recalling his role in building the archival collection.
The 10 day Workshop saw lectures, presentations and practical classes, conducted by leading international experts pertaining to film preservation and restoration. NFAI had collaborated with Film Heritage Foundation, International Federation of Film Archives, Martin Scorcece’s World Cinema Project, George Eastman Film Museum and La’immagine Ritrovata of Italy. 61 film enthusiasts participated in the workshop.