A driving force behind AFC is its film revival program. Under
this program, AFC works with Film protection, preservation
and restoration. Through revival AFC aims to bring historic
films back into the domain of public interest to preserve
their value and relevance.
AFC works to identify and isolate films for preservation.
AFC increases communication between public film archives,
museums, historical societies, libraries and individuals to
trace and record the location and condition of movies. A serious
problem in Latin American film preservation is an absence
of comprehensive regional catalogues and data concerning the
loss of historic films. AFC will combat this deficit of information
by generating reliable data and communication channels. This
will allow us to identify films in danger, obtain accurate
data and establish action groups.
After cataloguing, tracing and identifying endangered films,
it is important to have adequate storage for surviving reels.
AFC will coordinate the activities of a number of archives
and storage facilities to implement the latest technological
means of storage and film protection. Eventually AFC will
seek to centralize a number of important reels in the AFC
pan regional archive.
Certain films that have suffered considerable deterioration
will require restoration. This is often a costly exercise
which requires considerable resources. AFC will work with
a number of organizations, laboratories and individuals to
restore films to its original condition.