The Nederlands Filmmuseum has chosen Cineric, Inc.—a New York-based post-production and film restoration facility—to help preserve 24 historic films as part of the Dutch government’s Images for the Future project. The Nederlands Filmmuseum is home to the Netherlands’ largest and most important film library, with pieces dating back to the silent era and running through today.
Cineric will be responsible for producing archival separation masters for two dozen of the most important Dutch films, beginning with Willy van Hemert’s Jenny (1958), the first Dutch color feature, and Harry Booth’s cult classic, Op De Hollandse Toer (1973).
“We’re honored to be entrusted with these cultural treasures and collaborate with the Nederlands Filmmuseum,” says Cineric president Balazs Nyari. “Our experience in restoring and preserving important cinematic assets is unsurpassed, and we look forward to putting the tremendous power of our technology and expertise into this monumental undertaking.”