To encourage public participation, the NFAI
has set up the website www.
There was no scientific storage until 1991," says MIT alum Jadhav, a chemistry major who took over at NFAI in 2008.
The NFAI commissioned Reliance MediaWorks to digitize and restore films.
Bhandarkar, who has also won three National Awards for his films Chandani Bar, Page- 3 and Traffic Signal , said: " I am very happy that NFAI
is preserving my films.
The NFAI currently has over 5,000 films and efforts are on to see that they do not meet the same fate as the first talkie, Alam Ara , which has been lost forever.
The nodal agency for this purpose will be the NFAI, while the Films Division, NFDC and Children's film Society, will provide the necessary support.
Philippe Martinet, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France and Vijay Jadhav, Director, NFAI will sign the agreement.
The donation of these 234 films, under the international archive regulations, marks the continuation of cooperation between the Embassy of France and the NFAI.
In 2003, as many as 88 films were handed over to the NFAI.
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