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From the very start in 2007, the Short Center was the sole body in Italy working on conservation and restoration of short films. Most of the time, shorts are not released in movie theaters so they do not carry the censor’s certificate nor subsequent registration at the National Film Archive, so each single title requires systematic research. Therefore, the Short Center has undertaken copying, restoring and conservation of films made mostly from the 1980s to date.
Copying of films in 2K video format is realized jointly with the National Cinema Museum, which also provides for their conservation and the Archivio Nazionale del Cinema d’Impresa (the National Archives of Corporate Film).