About MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival

The MEMORY festival was co-founded in 2013 by MEMORY! Cinema Association, a non profit entity acting worldwide in the field film heritage preservation and promotion, co-directed by Gilles Duval) and Séverine Wemaere.
MEMORY worked closely in 2013 and 2014 with Bophana Center (directed by Rithy Panh) for its two first editions in Phnom Penh.
MEMORY! – the first festival of its kind in Asia - was created following on from the very few existing festivals dedicated to Cinema Heritage in the world, like Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Lumière Festival in Lyon, Toute la mémoire du monde in Paris or MoMA Film Preservation Festival in New York.
The festival is largely intended for the general audience, but it is also clearly aimed at film professionals working worldwide in heritage cinema.
The specificity of the festival’s programming is to combine major classics and works which are rarely screened, including in their own countries, and many have never adventured out of their native land.
MEMORY! International Film Heritage is a non profit event with free admission for all screenings, conferences and events.
For its 3rd edition, now based in Yangon (Myanmar) after 2 editions in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), the festival received backing from Ministry of Information of Mynmar, and Myanmar and International partners.

About MEMORY! Cinema

MEMORY! Cinema is a non profit entity, acting worldwide in the field of preservation and promotion of film heritage but also in educational programs related to film heritage. Among its main actions: Enable access to film heritage in the frame of cinema events open largely to the public such as film festivals, restoration programs, lost films programs, educational programs…The structure was created in 2013 at the occasion of MEMORY International Film Heritage Festival, first edition, that took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In 2014, MEMORY Cinema contributed to the restoration of Marriage Italian Style (1964) by Vittorio de Sica which will premiere at Cannes 2014.
MEMORY! Cinema is an association created under the French Law of Association Loi de 1901.


General Delegates:

Film office and Logistics coordination: Julien Badon

Accreditation, Guests Relations and Administration: Pascale Bouillo

Trailer: Simon Wallon

Design and graphics : Etienne Robial and Madjid Benhemam