• AMIA Sponsor

    AMIA Sponsor

    AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) is a non-profit association of professionals, established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organisations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.


    L'Immagine Ritrovata sponsors The Reel Thing, the big AMIA organised event that takes place every summer in Los Angeles, presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. The Reel Thing brings together a unique line-up of laboratory technicians, archivists, new media technologists and preservationists.


    L'Immagine Ritrovata will also be present at the AMIA Annual Conference, taking place in Richmond (Virginia, USA) from 6th to 9th November 2013. The event provides an opportunity for a diverse array of professionals and students to meet, share information and work together through an intensive and cost-effective learning forum for audiovisual preservation and access.


    Find out more at The Reel Thing and AMIA Conference websites.

  • Venice Classics Award

    Venice Classics Award

    At the 70th Venice International Film Festival, the Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film went to Property Is No Longer A Theft (La proprietà nno è più un furto, E. Petri, 1973). The restoration, supported by the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, The National Cinema Museum of Turin and Titanus, was carried out by L'Immagine Ritrovata.

    L'Immagine Ritrovata presented a total of eight restored works at Venice:


    La proprietà non è più un furto

    (E. Petri, Italy/France, 1973)


    Pane e cioccolata

    (F. Brusati, Italy, 1974)


    La bête humaine

    (J. Renoir, France, 1938)



    (R. Rossellini, Italy, 1946)


    In the Heat of the Sun

    (W. Jiang, Hong Kong, 1994)


    Comrades (Almost a Love Story)

    (P. Chan, Hong Kong, 1994)


    Il bacio di Tosca

    (D. Schmid, Switzerland, 1984)



    (C. Akerman, Belgium, 1973)


    L'Immagine Ritrovata was also involved in the following restorations presented at the Venice Film Festival:


    Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa

    (L. Visconti, Italy, 1965)


    Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell

    (E. Kusturica, Yugoslavia, 1981)

  • Il Cinema Ritrovato

    Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From June 29th to July 6th, the Cineteca di Bologna hosts Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 8 days of screenings and meetings in four theatres, and the magic atmosphere of the night screenings in the Piazza Maggiore.

    At this critical and delicate time in the history of cinema, witnessing the transition from film to digital, the classic section of the festival, Recovered & Restored, examines and explores restoration and presentation in both formats. A selection of the very best restorations, realised over the past year (and in most cases in recent months) by public and private institutions, will be presented both in 35mm and digital formats during evening screenings at the Piazza Maggiore or at the Cinema Arlecchino. This section offers an extraordinary point of view on technological developments as well as a breath-taking journey through film history: thanks to these restorations we can recapture the lost meaning of these films.

    Find out the programme at Cineteca di Bologna website.

  • SEAPAVAA Conference

    SEAPAVAA Conference

    SEAPAVAA (SouthEast Asia and Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association), founded in 1996, is the association that works to promote, preserve and provide access to the audiovisual heritage of Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia).


    L'Immagine Ritrovata has participated as a sponsor to a one-day conference on film restoration within the annual SEAPAAVA conference in Bangkok, Thailand.


    This year the annual Asian meeting has given special prominence to the debate around world film heritage restoration. One day was dedicated entirely to the restoration of the Asian film heritage, curated by Adrian Wood, which was held in Technicolor building in Bangkok. On this occasion many specialists in the industry have taken part to the event and brought examples of their work; among them, Davide Pozzi, director of L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, Mick Newnham and Ray Edmondson from Camberra National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), Benedict Salazar Olgado from the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Patrick Morgan and Bjorn Lantz from Digital Vision.


    This event has been organized thanks to the contribution of L'Immagine Ritrovata, Digital Vision, Technicolor, Audio Mechanics and Film Restore.


    Find out more at SEAPAVAA website.

  • Cannes 2013: the films restored at L'Immagine Ritrovata

    Cannes 2013: the films restored at L'Immagine Ritrovata

    L'Immagine Ritrovata is at the Cannes Film Festival, from May 15 to 26 2013, with six restorations


    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    (Alain Resnais, France, 1959)
    Restored by Argos Films, Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma, Fondation Technicolor pour le Patrimoine du Cinéma and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata, with support from Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée.


    Lucky Luciano

    (Francesco Rosi, Italy, 1973)
    Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata, in association with The Film Foundation, Cristaldi Films and Paramount Pictures, with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.


    Plein Soleil

    (René Clément, France, 1960)
    Restored by Studio Canal and La Cinémathèque francaise with the support of the Franco-American cultural fund (DGA, MPAA, SACEM, WGAW), at L’Immagine Ritrovata.


    Jour de Fête

    (Jacques Tati, France, 1949)
    Restored by Les Films de mon Oncle at L'Immagine Ritrovata.


    Manila in the Claws of Light

    (Lino Brocka, Philippines, 1975)
    Restored by the World Cinema Foundation and the National Council of the Philippines at Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata.


    Borom Sarret

    (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 1969)

    Restored by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata and at Eclair laboratories. In association with the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel.


    Found out more at Festival de Cannes website.

  • Laboratory of the Year

    Laboratory of the Year

    L'immagine Ritrovata has received the prestigious Preservation Film Laboratory of the Year award at the annual Focal International Awards.


    The accolade was conferred in London on 2 May 2013 at the Restoration / Preservation Conference organised by the British Film Institute.


    This distinguished international recognition was awarded to the laboratory for its exceptional work in film restoration, in both qualitative and quantitative terms, in recent years, and in particular during 2012. In fact, L'immagine Ritrovata was in competition at the Focal International Awards with a total of five restored works from 2012: Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, Italy/USA, 1984), La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, France, 1937), The Tenth Victim (Elio Petri, Italy, 1965), Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1954), After the Curfew (Usmar Ismail, Indonesia, 1953). However the jury decided to create an ad hoc prize to award the laboratory for all the work it has undertaken in recent years, and especially during 2012.


    Find out more at FOCAL website.