The basic aim of the Library is to bring the world cinemas under one roof and ensure promotion, preservation and conservation of films of all countries and of all genres – all kinds of cinema - and work as a catalyst for cultural exchange between different continents.
Our most essential step is to have a Global Film Library. Art and Culture need continuous efforts for conservation and preservation. Film is an art form that integrates several art forms. Therefore, it needs bigger efforts for conservation and preservation. We are moving on the path of promoting and executing these ideas.
We have lost so much in the course of time but it is very crucial to at least preserve what we still have! And we are making this effort. It is the need of the hour to save whatever we are left with. This is the need of the hour to conserve the essence of cinema and its culture as we would have nothing to offer to our future generations. Let’s face this challenge with courage so that this dilemma doesn’t appear as big as it is today, to our future generations. This is the one more idea behind the procreation of this Library.
We commit that money received from all the sources would be spent only on Library activities and not on any other activity. The statement of income and expenditure would be provided on demand to every contributor of the Library. Also details will be available on website.
It a unique project conceived taking into account interests of all stakeholders – producers, film buffs and scholars.
The films submitted to the Library would have shelf-life of centuries. The producer/ production house/ director/ Government or those who would be submitting his/her film would always have option of taking out a copy whenever required for its market exploitation, for film festivals or otherwise.
Everyone can join in this global effort – as an individual capacity, as an institution or as a Government/corporate entity.
The Film Library would accept contributions/donations for its endeavour. Anyone can contribute.
THE FILM LIBRARY WOULD BE DIVIDED INTO FIVE SECTIONS:
General Film Library.
Online Film Library.
World’s Largest Film Library with Most Secure Film Vault.
World Cinema and Cultural Studies Centre.
Film Preservation, Conservation and Restoration Centre.
THE GENERAL FILM LIBRARY would be located in Jaipur City. The beginning is being made from this year from JIFF office. (You may visit the Library or JIFF website for the progress). It would be expanded later. A part of this Library would be attached to the World’s Largest Film Library to be located in Jaipur Rural.
THE WORLD’S LARGEST FILM LIBRARY would be located in a sprawling around 4 to 6 Hectare of land. The infrastructure would include office complex, theaters, guest house, cafeteria, post-production studio and helipad.
This part of the Library (WORLD’S MOST SECURE SECTION) would be so designed that the films preserved here would remain secure in any kind of natural or human catastrophe including floods, fire, earthquakes and wars etc. in particular region. For obvious reasons the certain security measures would remain secret.
THE ONLINE FILM LIBRARY would have its own server on which selected films would be available online. Such films would available for online viewing – both on the free and the paid basis.
The revenue generated from paid viewing facility of films would be shared between the producer of the viewed film and the Library.
By becoming a member of the Library or paying online anyone would be able to view a film anywhere in the world online.
The online viewing facility would be available by 2020 or 2021.
THE WORLD CINEMA AND CULTURAL STUDIES CENTRE and THE FILM PRESERVATION AND THE RESTORATION CENTRE would become operational in 2024.
Meanwhile the Cultural Study Centre would launch a research project of audio-video documentation of Rajasthani culture. For this project cooperation of the Govt. would be sought.
THE WORK OF THE LIBRARY WOULD BE COMPLETED IN FOLLOWING PHASES:
Phase I (2019 to 20): Setting up of General Library in Jaipur.
Phase II (2020 to 21): Setting up of Online Library and Secure General Library in Jaipur.
Phase III (2022 to 23): Setting up of World’s Largest Film Library & World’s Most Secure Film Library near Jaipur.
Phase IV (2043): World Cinema and Cultural Studies Centre, Film Preservation and Film Restoration Centre.
The deadline may be extended, depending on economic conditions.
FACILITIES: SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON FILM BUFFS, FILM INDUSTRY AND SCHOLARS
FOR FILM PRODUCERS AND PRODUCTION HOUSES:
DONATION, SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTION:
It is obvious that such efforts could succeed with the help of all. We require support from all sections of the film industry, Government and film lovers. One can help by becoming a member, by donation, name of the Library and by submission of film. For support Click here & for crowd funding Click here
INCOME AND EXPENDITURE:
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
We shall also strive for propagation of film culture among the children, students and women etc.
DVD’S AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The films available in the Library will be available for sale with prior permission of producers’ and related authorities. List of films – will be available soon..
Collections: Archive of Books, Film Magazines, Screenplays, Periodicals, Clippings, Film Festival Catalogues, Yearbooks, Exhibitor Manuals, Catalogues of Films related organizations, Film Shooting location A/V and photographs, Stills, Posters, Songs, Audiotapes and Industry Personnel Catalogues like Directors, Producers, Writers (Digital catalogue on website), Prints of old films (for preserving them).
FOUNDER: Mr. Hanu Roj (Managing Trustee: Jaipur International Film Festival Trust & Founder, Jaipur International Film Festival - JIFF)
We cordially invite you to become a founder member Click here
You can become a founder member with founder membership and donation above 1.00 lac or 2000 USD.
BOARD MEMBERS, CHAIRPERSON, DIRECTORS, SECRETARY GENERAL etc. Under process).