AK Film Archiving NRW
The Festival is a member of the Arbeitskreis Filmarchivierung NRW. This working group comprises around a dozen representatives of various types of archives. The working group's tasks are to exchange information on the development of film archiving and film restoration, to pass on information to the institutions represented in the working group, and to discuss with the Film Department of the State Chancellery the problems of preserving film copies, video tapes and other carrier materials in the collections and archives in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, it raises public awareness of the problem of the ephemerality of cinematic works.