Journal of Film Preservation


The Journal of Film Preservation (also known as the JFP) is published by FIAF twice a year. It offers a forum for both general and specialized discussions on all theoretical, technical, and historical aspects of moving image archival activities. Articles are written in English, French, or Spanish, with summaries in the other two languages.

The Journal of Film Preservation’s first incarnation was as the FIAF Information Bulletin (later FIAF Bulletin), launched in 1972 to provide “quick and practical information to FIAF members only” (FIAF Information Bulletin, no. 1, March 1972). Over the years, however, many of the articles published in the Bulletin became increasingly substantial, and of interest to readers well beyond the community of FIAF archives. In 1993, after 46 issues of the Bulletin, this evolution was formally acknowledged with a change of title, the new Journal aiming to be “a dynamic and permanent link between all those (archivists, researchers, historians, film-makers, film lovers) working in the field or interested in in the preservation of the world’s film heritage” (Robert Daudelin, “A New Title for the FIAF Bulletin”, Journal of Film Preservation, #47, October 1993). A new design, combined with perhaps a more modern editorial approach, was launched in April 2012, to appeal to the widest possible readership in the film heritage sector. Past editors of the Journal include Paolo Cherchi Usai (1991-95), Robert Daudelin (1995-2011) and Catherine A. Surowiec (2011-2013).

Journal of Film Preservation

Half –yearly
ISSN 1609-2694



Elaine Burrows


Editorial Board Members

Paolo Cherchi Usai

Robert Daudelin

Jan Christopher Horak

Éric Le Roy

Hisashi Okajima

Esteve Riambau

Catherine A. Surowiec


Executive Publisher

Christophe Dupin


Design & Layout

Lara Denil





This journal is abstracted and indexed by the International Index to Film Periodicals.


The views expressed in the Journal of Film Preservation are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the editorial staff or FIAF.


Editorial enquiries and comments, as well as proposals for articles, should be addressed to jfp.editor@fiafnet.org


Advertising enquiries should be addressed to c.dupin@fiafnet.org


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The Table of Contents of every issue of the JFP can be found HERE.