My experience with film archives started in the spring of 1999 in the film archives of the UNESCO in Paris.
I then moved to Madrid and collaborated with the Research Department of Filmoteca Española. One of the main project was the identification, study and supervision of the restoration of the major part of the Sagarmínaga Collection (1897-1906) with Encarni Rus.
At the same period, Luciano Berriatúa offered me to assist him in the restoration of several Murnau films for the F.W. Murnau-Stiftung.
A few years later, I studied two collections of films (1896-1898) made with the Joly-Normandin apparatus, Antonino Sagarmínaga and João Anacleto Rodrigues, for Filmoteca Española and Cinemateca portuguesa.
I was also Head of the Film Collections of the Cinémathèque française for almost 5 years. One of the main projects developed during my stay was the work on the Albatros collection.
I currently live in Stockholm. I collaborated with the Svenska Filminstitutet on various projects and I have been working as free-lance on restoration, research and training projects for several archives and institutions.
I am member of the Technical Commission of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) since 2012 and I take part to several trainings for students and professionals (Italy, Argentina, Mexico, India).
In 2018, I was the recipient of the Jean Mitry Award (Il Giornate del cinema muto, Italy) and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Film Preservation (Film Heritage Foundation, India). In 2019, I was invited to honour Film Preservationist Harold Brown giving the Jonathan Dennis Memorial Lecture during Il Giornate del cinema muto and the Ernest Lindgren Lecture at the British Film Institute.
existing links to some other projects
Les Deux mémoires (J. Semprún, 1972) - Filmoteca Española / Cinémathèque française / Filmoteca de Catalunya
Enfin le cinéma! Arts, images et spectacles en France (1833-1907) - Musée d'Orsay (28.09.2021 - 16.01.2022)