Webinar "NFSA Restores" with Gayle Lake
AboutFor some years now, the Friends of the NFSA has made an annual donation to the NFSA for its NFSA Restores program. This is the program through which the Archive digitises, restores and preserves Australian films so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas. In our webinar NFSA’s Chief Curator Gayle Lake will discuss the Restores Program, including how films are selected for the program, the research involved and the restoration process itself. There will be time for a Q&A at the end.
Film means many things: an industrial product, an entertainment, and an art form of the 20th century. It is also ephemeral and fragile. Films shot on physical mediums (nitrate, acetate, polyester) all degrade and deteriorate over time. Digitisation on its own is not a solution – a digitised degraded film is still degraded.
And so, to protect our film heritage, films need to be found, restored, preserved and shown to new audiences. NFSA Restores does
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