International film restoration

The NFSA restores two major feature films from South-East Asia; Antara Bumi dan Langit (1950) from Indonesia and Giliw Ko (1939) from the Philippines.

The sole surviving 16mm copy of Giliw Ko was considered beyond recovery, making it one of the most complex film preservation projects undertaken by the NFSA. Three staff hand feed highly fragile original film through the printer in the dark. Restored to 35mm, the film premieres in the Philippines in November.

The restoration of Antara Bumi dan Langit screens at the Korean Pusan International Film Festival.