Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 4th, 2011
The inaugural Perugia International Film Festival (PIFF) in Italy has announced a partnership with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation to create a program unique to the festival which will focus on the important work and exceptional restorations by The Film Foundation and its member archives. The program will launch in the Spring of 2012 at PIFF’s inaugural Festival event, showcasing newly restored, classic films, and will include a series of educational workshops about the restoration process with expert film archivists. Among the films to be screened at the event is the restored version of the Italian film classic SENSO. The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history by providing annual support for preservation and restoration projects at the leading film archives. Since its inception, the foundation has helped to save over 500 motion pictures.