About FPRWI 2018

FPRWI 2018 that is to take place from November 15 – 22, 2018 in Kolkata is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, British Film Institute, The Criterion Collection, the Irish Film Institute, the Austrian Film Museum, Eye Filmmuseum, Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives), the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive, Centre for Creative Photography, University of Arizona and ARRI.
Covering every aspect of film preservation, the workshop is considered the most comprehensive of its kind in the world and has become the model for FIAF’s international training programs.

 New Format with a Focus on Specialization
For the fourth edition of the workshop, we have devised a new format and curriculum that is all about specialization. Selected participants will get the opportunity to pick from four areas of specialization – Film Handling and Repair, Digital Preservation and Restoration, Cataloguing and Paper and Photographic Conservation.
The intensive week-long workshop, certified by FIAF, covers both lectures and practical classes in the best practices of the preservation and restoration of both films and film-related paper and photographic material and is taught by a faculty of international experts from leading institutions around the world. Classes will be followed by daily screenings of restored classics from around the world. Applications open from Aug 25 – Oct 1, 2018

Please click on the link below for further information about the workshop and to download the application form:


Applications are open to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Malaysia.

Scholarships are available for deserving local and international candidates.