RESTORATION AND DIGITALIZATION

In its archives, Zagreb Film keeps more than 700 animated films, 600 documentaries, and 14 feature films. Therefore, Zagreb Film has a systematic approach in planning for the preservation of film archives: the plan is to digitize the entire Zagreb Film archive and bring high quality content closer to viewers. The original film negatives are kept in the Croatian State Archives. Employees of the Croatian State Archives actively participate in film restoration, i.e. they supervise the implementation and quality of procedure execution after which Zagreb Film delivers the new content to the Croatian State Archives for storage in its new digital formats. The process of restoration of the rich Zagreb Film archives has been taking place for nine years. The restoration of all significant films of the Zagreb School of Animated Film and numerous high-quality documentaries is planned. Restored films often appear on television or in special programs at international festivals around the world. The project has been systematically supported by the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.\r\nFrom 2007 (when Zagreb Film began with the restoration and digitization of the legendary Professor Balthazar series) to 2016 Zagreb film restored the first, second, third, and fourth series of Professor Balthazar, The Best of Zagreb Film compilation, Dušan Vukotić’s and Borivoj Dovniković’s films, The Best of Zagreb Film compilation 1 and 2, and 17 animated films. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 another 27 animated films were restored. In 2012, a selection of Krsto Papić’s documentaries was restored in cooperation with ZagrebDox. In 2016, after around 20 hours of animated films was restored, Zagreb Film started a larger restoration of the documentaries of Krešo Golik, Zoran Tadić, Bogdan Žižić, Ante Babaja, and Obrad Gluščević. The restoration of the most significant films by Obrad Gluščević, Zvonimir Berković, Rudolf Sremec, Bogdan Žižić, Zlatko Sudović, Krešo Golik, Nikola Babić, Eduard Galić, Petar Krelja, and others is planned for 2017.

 

List of restaurated films (PDF link)

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