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Martin Charles Scorsese Italian (born November 17, 1942) is an American filmmaker and actor, whose career spans more than 50 years. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. Scorsese's body of work explores such themes as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption? faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
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Martin Scorsese, Amitabh Bachchan-Supported Film Heritage Foundation to Host Indian Edition of Film Preservation Initiative – Global Bulletin

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Naman Ramachandran India’s Film Heritage Foundation (FHF), which enjoys the support of cinema greats Martin Scorsese and Amitabh Bachchan, is conducting the third edition of the Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School in partnership with the International Federation of Film Archives.

The global film preservation training workshop is coming to India for the first time and will be held at the India International Centre in Delhi Oct.

10–19. FHF founder Shivendra Singh Dungarpur said that the final selection of some 50 participants, from 13 African countries, Asia, Europe, Australia, South and North America reaffirms the organization’s goal to “create a worldwide network of film archivists who can work together to save their film heritage around the globe.” Scorsese said: “The World Cinema Project is committed to locating, preserving and distributing films from all over the world.

A program like BAVASS benefits this mission enormously by educating future film preservationists who can share their knowledge and join an international community of people dedicated to saving the world’s film heritage.” Bachchan added: “Having faced innumerable challenges, beginning with the dearth of archivists, lack of training programs, infrastructure and funding, we believe these training programs are of great value to those undertaking the difficult task to save film patrimonies around the world as it is only through sharing knowledge, experience and resources that we will build a community of film archivists across the globe to work together to save our world film heritage.” Mexican filmmaker Amat Escalante willheadthe official competition jury of the 67th BFI London Film Festival (Oct.

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