Under The Duvet Productions

Covering News And Entertainment.

Martin Scorsese’s Foundation To Restore African Film 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

Martin Scorsese’s Foundation to restore African film. The director’s The Film Foundation has partnered with the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) and UNESCO.

martin-scorsese-tisch-gala-ny-april-19-2012-photo-by-lisa-pacino

Martin Scorsese, Tisch Gala Awards, New York, 2012. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

The African Film Heritage Project (AFHP) is a long-term initiative to help locate, restore and preserve films made on the African continent and will identify 50 films with historic, artistic and cultural significance that will then be restored. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, in association with its partner and FIAF member archive Cineteca di Bologna and UNESCO, will support the investigation of the initial 50 films as identified by FEPACI’s advisory board made up of archivists, scholars and filmmakers active across Africa. An exhaustive survey to locate the best existing film elements for each title is planned in African cinémathèques and film archives around the world. The Film Foundation founder and chair Scorsese said: “There are so many films in need of restoration from all over the world. We created the World Cinema Project to ensure that the most vulnerable titles don’t disappear forever.

The Film Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and the exhibition of restored and classic cinema. It was founded by director Martin Scorsese and several other leading filmmakers in 1990. The foundation raises funds and awareness for film preservation projects and creates educational programs about film. More than half of all films made before 1950 have been lost, and a mere 10% of those produced in the US prior to 1929 survive. Even more recent films are deteriorating. Because of the risk of deterioration and color fading as films age, Martin Scorsese “began his film preservation crusade in 1980”, educating both the industry and the public about the problem.

martin-scorsese-film-foundation-logo

martin-scorsese-and-spike-lee-at-the-tisch-gala-ny-april-19-2012-photo-by-lisa-pacino

Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese, Tisch Gala Awards, New York, 2012. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

“Over the past 10 years the WCP has helped to restore films from Egypt, India, Cuba, the Philippines, Brazil, Armenia, Turkey, Senegal, and many other countries. Along the way, we’ve come to understand the urgent need to locate and preserve African films title by title in order to ensure that new generations of filmgoers – African filmgoers in particular – can actually see these works and appreciate them.
“FEPACI is dedicated to the cause of African Cinema, UNESCO has led the way in the protection and preservation of culture, and I’m pleased to be working in partnership with both organisations on this important and very special initiative.”
FEPACI secretary general Cheick Oumar Sissoko added: “Africa needs her own images, her own gaze testifying on her behalf, without the distorting prism of others, of the foreign gaze saddled by prejudice and schemes. We must bear witness to this cradle of humanity which has developed a rich and immense human, historical, cultural and spiritual patrimony.
“From the beginning, African filmmakers have strived to celebrate this patrimony through the wonderful art of the cinema. Preserving this filmic heritage is both a necessity and an emergency. These images must be located, restored and shown to Africans and to the world in movie theatres and state-of-the-art cinémathèques. We pledge to work toward achieving this goal with our partners from The Film Foundation and UNESCO who have long dealt with heritage issues.”

 

 Italian-American legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is the recipient of countless awards and accolades including AFI Life Achievement Award, 1997. In 1998, the American Film Institute placed three Scorsese films on their list of the greatest movies in America: Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas. At a ceremony in Paris, France, on January 5, 2005, Martin Scorsese was awarded the French Legion of Honour in recognition of his contribution to cinema. On February 8, 2006, at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, Scorsese was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for No Direction Home. In 2007, Scorsese was listed among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World. In August 2007, Scorsese was named the second-greatest director of all time in a poll by Total Film magazine, in front of Steven Spielberg and behind Alfred Hitchcock. In 2007, Scorsese was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (N.I.A.F.) at the nonprofit’s thirty-second Anniversary Gala. During the ceremony, Scorsese helped launch N.I.A.F.’s Jack Valenti Institute, which provides support to Italian film students in the U.S., in memory of former foundation board member and past president of the Motion Picture Association of America (M.P.A.A.) Jack Valenti. Scorsese received his award from Mary Margaret Valenti, Valenti’s widow. Certain pieces of Scorsese’s film related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives, to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access. On September 11, 2007, the Kennedy Center Honors committee, which recognizes career excellence and cultural influence, named Scorsese as one of the honorees for the year. On June 17, 2008, the American Film Institute placed two of Scorsese’s films on the AFI’s 10 Top 10 list: Raging Bull at #1 for the Sports genre and Goodfellas at #2 for the Gangster genre. On January 17, 2010, at the 67th Golden Globe Awards, Scorsese was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. On September 18, 2011, at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Scorsese won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the series premiere of Boardwalk Empire. In 2011, Scorsese received an honorary doctorate from the National Film School in Lodz. At the awards ceremony he said, “I feel like I’m a part of this school and that I attended it,” paying tribute to the films of Wajda, Munk, Has, Polanski and Skolimowski. King Missile wrote “Martin Scorsese” in his honor. On February 12, 2012, at the 65th British Academy Film Awards, Scorsese was the recipient of the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. On September 16, 2012, Scorsese won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Special for his work on the documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. In 2013, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected Scorsese for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities. He was the first filmmaker chosen for the honor. His lecture, delivered on April 1, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was titled “Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema”.
img_1465-bw-martin-scorsese-and-his-wife-helen-morris-photo-by-lisa-pacino

Martin Scorsese and wife Helen Morris, New York. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. If you wish to book photography services, receive information, and/or license images for commercial and/or promotional use please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Please visit our On-Line Magazine with over 350 articles:
https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/

Website:

http://lisapacino.smugmug.com/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on March 5, 2017 by in Academy Awards, After Party, Awards, Backstage, Black Tie Events, Canon, Canon Camera, Celebrities, Celebrity Photojournalist, Emmy Awards, Film Premiers, Grammy Awards, History, Lisa Pacino, Photography, Red Carpet, Under The Duvet Productions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: