India embarks on the World’s largest film restoration project under National Film Heritage Mission: I&B Minister

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The Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting has announced the World’s largest film restoration project under National Film Heritage Mission(NFHM). 

What is the National Film Heritage Mission(NFHM)?

Launched in: 2016 by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting 

Aim: To preserve, restore and digitize India’s cinematic heritage.

Objectives of the mission: 1) Condition assessment of film reels to ascertain the remaining life of the film, 2) 2K/4K picture and sound restoration of landmark films of Indian and recording of new picture and sound inter-negatives of each film, 3) Digitization of films, 4) Construction of archival and preservation facilities called vaults, 5) Training and workshops for in-house capacity building and 6) Web-based end to end IT solution.

Implementing Agency: National Film Archives of India (NFAI).

Significance: It is one of the world’s largest film preservation missions.

What is the National Film Archive of India(NFAI)?

Setup in: 1964 as a media unit of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Aim: To acquire and preserve Indian cinematic heritage. This includes the preservation of film and non-film material including but not limited to celluloid, stills, glass slides, posters, lobby cards, scripts and song booklets.

Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra.

Source: The post is based on the article India embarks on the World’s largest film restoration project under National Film Heritage Mission: I&B Minister published in PIB on 6th May 2022. 

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