From March 27 to April 1 2017, INCAA (National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts) and CINAIN (Cinemateque and National Image Archive), National Cultural Ministry, Argentina, in collaboration with the FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film), Cineteca di Bologna y L’Immagine Ritrovata, will realize the FILM PRESERVATION & RESTORATION SCHOOL LATIN AMERICA, that during six days will offer training in preservation and film restoration in order to help saving the Latin-American cinematographic patrimony.
Since 2007, Cineteca di Bologna and the laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata –in collaboration with the FIAF, ACE and the program MEDIA Plus UE- are the venue of the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School in Bologna, Italy, to foment and promote the understanding and to share the knowledge on the field of preservation and restoration of films. Based on the great success obtained in the summer school, Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, World Cinema Foundation and the National Museum of Singapur have come together to realize for the first time this new program in Singapur, Asia, in 2013. The second Asian edition was organized in 2015 in Mumbai, India, for the Film Heritage Foundation, the FIAF, Cineteca di Bologna y L’Immagine Ritrovata. This year, the project has transferred to Buenos Aires and, 10 years after the beginning of the program, it will be realized for the first time in Latin-America, taking place in Argentina and starting the functioning of the Cinemateque and National Image Archive (CINAIN).
The six days program will include projections, conferences and practical classes, dictated by experts from all over the world and specialists from L’Immagine Ritrovata. The purpose of the program is to face the actual problems that surround the preservation and restoration of films, while giving the participants a practical formation on audiovisual restoration according to the good practices in the actual archive work.