FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and worldwide organisation of film archives and museums from across the world will confer the prestigious 2021 FIAF Award to Amitabh Bachchan at a virtual showcase on 19th March 2021.
The 78-year-old B-town actor was nominated for the award by the FIAF affiliate Film Heritage Foundation which is a NPO founded by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur a filmmaker & archivist. This foundation is dedicated to preserve, restore, document, exhibit and study the film heritage of India. The FIAF Award will be given to him by filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan. Both are the previous recipients of the award. Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the film heritage.
About International Federation of Film Archives
It was founded in 1938 in Paris by Cinematheque Francaise and by Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It brings together the leading institutions working in the field of moving picture heritage across the world. Its affiliates describe those institutions as “defenders of the twentieth century’s own art form”. International Federation of Film Archives are dedicated to collect, rescue, preserve and screen the moving images which are valued as works of art & culture as well as a historical document. It comprises of 172 film heritage institutions in 80 countries as of November 2020.
It celebrates the personality who is external to FIAF community. It honours those personalities whose experience with respect to the cinema comply with the objectives and goals of the Federation. This award was created in 2001.
Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with FIAF Award 2021 Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with FIAF Award 2021