2018 FIAF Film Restoration Summer School

Film restoration online theory course / distance learning: May 9th to June 13th (on Wednesdays)

Theory lectures and Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival: Bologna, June 23rd to July 1st

Restoration practice classes: Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, July 2nd to 13th

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. The full list of the 48 selected candidates is available HERE.

FIAF is pleased to announce that it is awarding four scholarships of 1000€ each to the following selected participants to the 2018 FIAF Film Restoration Summer Shool in Bologna, who are all employees of FIAF-affiliated archives :
- Arizbeth Becerril (Mexico)
- Atanacio Martinéz Sànchez (Colombia)
- Elzbieta Wysocka (Poland)
- Md. Moniruzzaman (Bangladesh)

The full programme (PDF) can be downloaded HERE.

There is no way to learn the craft of a film restorer other than by apprenticeship, as no class at university level would reach this goal. As a matter of fact, since 2007 Cineteca di Bologna – in collaboration with FIAF and ACE – has been promoting and hosting the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School, opening its highly specialized state-of-the-art laboratory, L’Immagine Ritrovata, which has been working in the film restoration industry for over 20 years.

The aim of this project is to foster a shared knowledge in the field for current and future generations and film archives worldwide. Selected participants will experience hands-on the work of actual restoration professionals. They will also meet restoration experts from all over the world, as well as L'Immagine Ritrovata and Cineteca di Bologna staff.

The FIAF Film Restoration Summer School is aimed at specialists, film archive staff and students. During the participant selection process, priority will be given to those working in FIAF and ACE member institutions.

For your reference, please find below the detailed program from the last edition of the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School.

For further information:

Coordinator: Elena Tammaccaro
Secretariat: Charlotte Oddo and Valeria Bigongiali

The official website of the 2018 Summer School can be found HERE.