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Saturday, November 27, 2021



FTII, NFAI host virtual talk on Satyajit Ray’s centenary year

June 13, 2021 9:45 am

The event, organised by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), is the second such virtual talks hosted during the yearlong celebration of Ray’s birth centenary.

Struggling with space crunch, NFAI may rent additional premises to store celluloid material

February 26, 2020 3:53 pm

While the Archive plans to construct vaults at an additional three-acre land it received from the Film and Television Institute of India two years ago, that project may take time.

At Jaykar Bungalow: Reel by reel, a journey into the history of Indian cinema

July 01, 2019 5:26 am

Jaykar Bungalow was once home to Mukundrao Ramrao Jaykar, a barrister who was also the first vice-chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Over 31,000 film reels 'lost or destroyed' at National Films Archives of India: CAG report

March 18, 2019 6:21 pm

One of the purposes of the National Films Archives of India or NFAI is to trace, acquire and preserve for the use of posterity, the heritage of national cinema and representative collection of world cinema.

On your marquee, get set, go: Sri Lankan films at Pune fest

August 08, 2018 5:09 am

In its previous years, the festival has turned the spotlight on Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Iran. The films are a mixed bag in terms of theme.

Number of films at NFAI never verified, projections to I&B fictitious: Former NFAI Director K S Sasidharan

February 26, 2020 4:24 pm

K S Sasidharan, who worked with NFAI for over two decades, serving at its director for five years before retiring in 2008, spoke to Atikh Rashid on these issues, and more.

Locked in Mumbai lab, 'unique single prints' of film classics

September 14, 2017 8:04 am

The documents show, additionally, that NFAI got to know of the dispute just a month after the premises had been sealed in 2010 as the owner had approached court.

NFAI gets 1,000 rare photos of Marathi cinema’s glorious past

July 05, 2017 9:32 am

Prakash Magdum, director, NFAI, termed the collection as extraordinary. Pointing out at the quality of these photographs, he said, “It is a really invaluable addition to NFAI’s ever-growing collection of Indian cinematic heritage.” The collection was unveiled during a function

NFAI acquires 1,790 songbooks of Hindi films from 1934 to 2012

June 02, 2016 8:40 am

They not only have lyrics of songs from the movies, but even information such as cast, credits and story line.

Remembering the bard: Four-day NFAI fest begins in Pune, to screen films adapted from Shakespearean plays

April 22, 2016 11:39 am

The festival is being organised by National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in collaboration with English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) on the occasion of the 400th death anniversary of the Bard.