Film Restored – The Film Heritage Festival
21 Sep 22–25 Sep 22
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New digital restorations, field reports, insights into archives and intriguing panel discussions.
Since 2015, the Film Restored Festival has been dedicated to film heritage in the digital age. Digital restorations celebrate their premieres here, filmmakers and restorers report on practical aspects of digitization processes, and experts discuss political and aesthetic questions that arise in the context of these measures.
The seventh edition of the festival, titled “For real?!”, explores the numerous layers of the documentary form. It takes its cue from the 80th birthday of exceptional director Werner Herzog on 5 September, who has repeatedly tested the boundaries between fictional and documentary representations in his work and who has set international standards with his films. Over the course of five days, the festival will shed light on the aesthetic, political, and material layers of the documentary form in film history.
In addition, by choosing this theme, Film Restored aims to draw attention to the vast documentary film holdings around the globe, which have so far hardly been considered in the context of film preservation and digitization efforts.
Film Restored is an event of the Deutsche Kinemathek for the Kinematheksverbund and is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and supported by FIAF and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video.
Film Restored Online
Available Sep 21–Okt 5:
The live festival will be complemented by “Film Restored Online”, beginning on September 21 for two weeks.
Accredited festival participants will be asked to set up an account, which will automatically grant access to the online programme.
Registration for the online programme is open to non-accredited persons (subject to availability).
Register until 14 September 2022 at
Participation in the “Film Restored festival” (screenings and live and online events) is free of charge with prior accreditation.
There are only a limited number of accreditation badges. Approved accreditation applications will be notified by September 16.
Partners and funding
Partners and funding
Organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek for the Kinematheksverbund
In cooperation with