BFI selects Prime Focus Technologies as preferred supplier for archive restoration services
London, 9th February 2012 – Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the global digital content services group, has
been chosen by the BFI (British Film Institute) as a preferred supplier for the provision of Digital Services for its Film and Television archives including scanning and digital restoration services. Following a highly competitive tender process that saw bids from 35 suppliers both from the UK and abroad, PFT was selected as one of the specialist companies that the BFI will work with to help preserve and present its unique and priceless material within the archive.
Due to the important nature of this prestigious contract, it was vital that the BFI partner with an organisation with specialist expertise and experience in this area. PFT has an excellent working relationship with the BFI, having collaborated on many high profile projects in the past, and has provided its services to other important archives, including the Imperial War Museum, British Movietone News, IMG, Huntley Archives and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This heritage, combined with PFT’s innovative use of technology, a global footprint that incorporates teams in the UK, North America and India, and its ability to provide a safe, secure and high quality service on time and within budget, made PFT the ideal partner.
Commenting on the announcement, Aine Healy, PFT’s Vice President and UK Head said “This is just one of many exciting projects that the BFI is working on and we hope that we can continue to grow this relationship. We feel we have the perfect skillset, infrastructure and technology to ensure that the BFI’s archive is readily available for people to enjoy both today and in the future.”
“The BFI is charged with the preservation and accessibility of the UK’s film and television heritage,” said BFI’s Head of Conservation, Charles Fairall. “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Prime Focus Technologies, and our other chosen suppliers, to preserve and open up our archive to new audiences.”
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