The festival “Film:ReStored” has been dedicated to film heritage in the digital age since 2015. Digital restorations make their premieres at the festival; filmmakers, restorers and conservators share information about practical aspects of digital film processing; and specialists and experts discuss political and aesthetic questions, which play a role in the realm of digitization efforts.
Although “Film:ReStored” has mainly dealt with German film heritage and domestic digitization programs until now, and has expanded the national perspective through its international guests, the fifth edition has a decidedly European orientation. Preservation, restoration and access to film heritage are international concerns, in which archives have long been cooperating with one another in a variety of ways. Now it is a matter of developing a sustainable pan-European perspective on film heritage in the digital age.
To be able to illustrate the diversity of the prerequisites and approaches to solutions in European archives and film heritage institutions, this year the festival requested proposals for lectures, workshop reports and film programs from as many EU member states who are committed to this European idea as possible.
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