Thomson Foundation to Continue Association with IFFI

Daijiworld Media Network - Goa (mb)
from special correspondent

Panaji, Dec 1: France-based Thomson Foundation for Film and TV Heritage today said that they would love to continue their association with the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

"We don't have abrupt projects. The projects that we undertake are long-term. Since we have associated with IFFI 2007, we will be happy to continue with it," Thomson Foundation managing director Severine Wemaere stated.

The foundation, in association with Pune-based National Film Archive of India (NFAI), the French Institution "La Cinematheque Francaise," and the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), has launched 'IFFI Goa Film Treasures.'

The programme is a classic section entirely dedicated to international film heritage.

Terming IFFI as 'highly visible Cinema platform', Wemaere said that the institute intends to have a long-term relationship with the festival.

Created in 2006, the Thomson Foundation is  non-profit entity, acting worldwide in the field of preservation and promotion of film and TV heritage.   "Films are vivid art of representation, a tremendous source of inspiration and have a mighty effect on the mind and imagination. But sadly, they are at risk of loss and disappearance," she said.

Wemaere added,"by participating at IFFI, the Thomson Foundation aims to reach out to a larger population of people to emphasise the importance of film heritage."

Officials stated that IFFI Goa Film Treasures has designed its movie programming on a common theme `Freedom'.

The section till Wednesday had completed screening of Jean Renoir's 'The Grand Illusion' and Charlie Chaplin's `Modern Times.".

"It would be hosting other renowned classics like Jaques Becker's `The Hole,' Ernst Lubitsch's `To be or not to be" and kenzi Misogichi's `The Legend of Bailiff Sansho' in the days to come," the foundation's press release mentions. 


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