The Swedish Film Institute and the Finnish Film Archive will host this year's congress of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).
The event kicks off at Stockholm's Filmhuset on June1 and closes in Helsinki on June7. Attracting delegates from more than 60 countries, speakers will include UCLA film restorer Robert Gitt, Sony/Columbia Pictures film restorers Grover Crisp and Michael Friend as well as Noël Desmet of Cinematheque Royale in Brussels and the UK's Paul Read.
The first part of the congress is a symposium on the preservation and restoration of colour films, in which the pros and cons of digital technology in this area will also be discussed.
Since 1997 the Swedish Film Institute has been active in a special initiative to save and preserve Swedish films. This has been made possible by government funding provided in Ingmar Bergman's name.
More than 70 Swedish feature films have been saved, including Jan Troell's The Emigrants, Ingmar Bergman's Magic Flute, Bo Widerberg's Elvira Madigan and Roy Andersson's Giliap.