WORLD'S LARGEST & MOST SECURE FILM LIBRARY

By Jaipur International Film Festival & Trust
Under Planning & Development 

ABOUT US


A UNIQUE PROJECT TO PRESERVE THE CINEMA ART

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.

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 – in 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:

  1. General Film Library.
  2. Online Film Library.
  3. World’s Largest Film Library with Most Secure Film Vault.
  4. World Cinema and Cultural Studies Centre.
  5. 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 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 2018 or 2019.

THE WORLD CINEMA AND CULTURAL STUDIES CENTRE and THE FILM PRESERVATION AND THE RESTORATION CENTRE would become operational in 2022.

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 (2017 to 18): Setting up of General Library in Jaipur.

Phase II (2018 to 19) Setting up of Online Library and Secure General Library in Jaipur.

Phase III (2019 to 22): Setting up of World’s Largest Film Library & World’s Most Secure Film Library near Jaipur.

Phase IV (2022): World Cinema and Cultural Studies Centre, Film Preservation and Film Restoration Centre.

The deadline may be extended, depending on economic conditions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. There is no profit motive behind the ambitious project.
  2. You can become a Founder Member (Pl. see membership column).
  3. You can have the Library, its sections, office room, theaters, guest house and helipad named after your name, your company name or promoter. ( For further information Click here ).
  4. We have provisions of naming the Library its sections, office room, theaters, guest house and helipad as per your choice. ( For further information Click here ).

FACILITIES: SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON FILM BUFFS, FILM INDUSTRY AND SCHOLARS

  1. Sections will be divided on the basis of Country and Subjects.
  2. Auditorium with state of the art – projection facilities.
  3. Separate digital lobbies for members to watch films individually.
  4. There would be a sale/gift counter of films and related memorabilia.
  5. A luxurious guest hose.
  6. Fully equipped office.
  7. VVIP room for exclusively founder members only.
  8. Cafeteria.
  9. Weekly film screening.
  10. Around 100 film shows would be held at various places in the state of Rajasthan every year. (for creating awareness among the people and their education, particularly youngsters, children and women).

FOR FILM PRODUCERS AND PRODUCTION HOUSES:

  1. Any film maker, production house or institution can submit films of all categories, subjects and duration.
  2. Every film will be selected through a transparent process.
  3. The Library will provide, on demand, a copy or multiple copies of the film to its submitter.
  4. Special cinema galleries for experienced producers & production houses Click here

 

FOR MEMBERS:

  1. Anyone can avail the Library services and view the films by becoming its member.
  2. For membership form proceed online or download the form or visit office.
  3. There will strictly no entry for non-members. For more Click here
  4. There would be a sale/gift counter of films and related memorabilia.
  5. List of the films with the Library would be available online.

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:

  1. Source of income: Library membership, income from film submission, income from naming various sections, Government support and by crowd funding.
  2. We commit that money received from all the sources would be spent only on Library activities and not on any extra activity.
  3. The statement of income and expenditure would be given on demand to every supporter of the Library.
  4. Details of income and expenditure would be maintained in a transparent manner.

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.

WHAT NEXT
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).

THE TEAM
FOUNDER: Mr. Hanu Roj (Managing Trustee: Jaipur International Film Festival Trust & Founder, Jaipur International Film Festival - JIFF)

BOARD MEMBERS:

FOUNDERS: We cordially invite you to become 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).