Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation had recently concluded the week-long Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI) 2017. Owing to the extensive support and enthusiasm from the hub of the South Indian film industry, the next edition of the workshop will explore other regional cinema centers of India like the Bengal film industry that has its hub in Kolkata.

During the week-long workshop, 52 participants from across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh were trained in the processes to successfully preserve, archive, and restore films and film memorabilia including posters, scripts, photographs, lobby cards, that make up the fabric of India’s cinema history.

With previous editions of the FPRWI being organized in Mumbai and Pune, the workshop was conducted in Chennai this year in the hope of inspiring the South Indian film industry to take active steps to preserve their rich film heritage.