Swedish director Ingmar Bergman received the Intl. Federation of Film Archives’ Film Preservation Award on Monday in Stockholm during FIAF’s annual meeting.
He is only the third person to receive the award, after director Martin Scorsese and Portugese director Manoel de Oliveira.
Bergman, soon-to-be 85, was honored for his efforts in film restoration and preservation. Through government funding, he has helped to save 70 Swedish color features, including Jan Troell’s “The Emigrants,” Roy Andersson’s “Giliap” and his own “The Magic Flute.”
The FIAF meeting, which wraps Saturday, is hosted by the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm and the Finnish Film Archive in Helsinki, and in-cludes a symposium on rescuing color films in the last 50 years.
FIAF comprises more than 130 film institutes in 70 countries.