I am writing to you from Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of India’s cinematic heritage.

This is with regard to our major training initiative — the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2017 (FPRWI 2017). FPRWI 2017 that is to take place from October 7 – 14, 2017 in Chennai is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, L’Immagine Ritrovata, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Prasad Corp., La Cinémathèque française, Imperial War Museums, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, the Finnish Film Archive, the Czech National Film Archive and the Criterion Collection.

The intensive workshop with a superb international faculty will cover both theory and practical classes in the best practices of the preservation and restoration of both filmic and non-filmic material and will include daily screenings of restored classics from around the world. The course is certified by FIAF.

Please see attached the details of the workshop or click on the link below for further information about the workshop:


Applications are open to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and are available online on the following websites:



Applications close on 31st August 2017.

Scholarships are available for deserving candidates.

We urge you to encourage members from your institution to apply for this unique course and request you to kindly circulate this information on your mailing list.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

Yours sincerely,
Zara Mann