As a provider of world-class archive film scanning technology, dft is
privileged work alongside some of the world’s leading facilities and be
associated with a number of high profile and accomplished projects.
FOCAL International’s annual awards celebrate the some of the
greatest achievements made by audio-visual libraries in a diverse range
of categories. This year, we were delighted to discover that several of
our customers and their projects had been nominated for awards at FOCAL
International’s annual ceremony. In the category ‘Best Archive and
Preservation Project’, which was incidentally sponsored by Prasad
Corporation, we were even more delighted, when on opening the golden
envelope, it was announced that ‘The Memory of Justice’ had been chosen
as the winner by the judges, all respected professionals from the
international footage community.
‘The Memory of Justice’ is a 1976 film, restored by the Academy of
Film Archive, in association with Paramount Pictures and The Film
Foundation. The film reflects on issues raised during the Vietnam War,
and using interviews and archival footage raises essential questions
about the moral choices made by individuals and governments in wartime.
This culturally and historically significant film has been out of
circulation for nearly 40 years and it has taken 10 years to restore.
dft’s Scanity was used to produce a 2K scan of the 16mm original
negative. Frame by frame clean-up of dirt and scratches was completed by
Prasad, and colour-correction completed at Colorworks. ‘The Memory of
Justice’ had its world restoration premiere at the Berlin International
Film Festival in February 2015, and has since been screened at multiple
film festivals world-wide.
The Prasad Corporation, of which dft is a part, is an enthusiastic
supporter of FOCAL International, and has worked alongside many of the
world’s archive and restoration facilities over the past few years
bringing their projects to fruition. Congratulations to everyone who
took part in the awards, and thank you to FOCAL, for the support and
recognition they have provided for our industry.