RESTORATION SUMMER SCHOOL
FIAF SUMMER SCHOOL - BOLOGNA 2008
Lessons on Film Restoration
distance learning, 27 May – 24 June (every Tuesday)
Introduction and attendance at Il Cinema Ritrovato
Bologna, 28 June – 5 July
(the complete information
on the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School
- Bologna 2008 is also available on pdf format by clicking
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The experience of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF
Summer School 2007 has further confirmed the widely-assumed
need for specific training in the field of film restoration.
Last year we received many enrolment requests, but only 20%
of them could be fulfilled.
The above figures have led us to design a two-year project
enabling participants to further expand training in the field,
with an increased number of enrollments.
The project of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer
School, which was started in 2007, is part of a wider training
programme from Fédération Internationale des
Archives du Film (FIAF), established in 1973.
Thanks to the support of FIAF, the Association des Cinémathèques
Européennes (ACE), and the EU’s MEDIA programme,
the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna has decided to design a
two-year training programme on film restoration for the years
2008 and 2009.
The main goal of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF
Summer School consists in having participants trained in film
restoration and in the preservation of film heritage through
the adoption and application of analogic and digital technologies.
The highly-skilled staff of L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory
would offer their long experience as well as the laboratory
equipment, which is used in their daily activity, in order
to provide for a wide, encompassing and thorough overview
of equipment and techniques applied in a film restoration
laboratory for reconstruction and restoration. Participants
will therefore experience the everyday life and activity in
the laboratory while working directly with equipment and machines,
starting from film repair and moving on to two parallel -
analogic and digital - processes.
Participants should come duly prepared for the practical learning
experience in the laboratory, and to this end a week of lectures
and meetings has been designed with experts, researchers,
archivists and restorers from all over the world, who will
expound on their experience on specific subjects.
With the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School,
participants will acquire the thorough understanding of all
the stages of film restoration, the ability to assess the
condition of film conservation and to decide what is the best
way to proceed in the restoration process.
For more information, including the detailed programme and
the application form, please go to: www.cinetecadibologna.it
(under Programmi/Didattica) and