A new award symbolises the NFSA’s growing connection with the Asia Pacific region. The SEAPAVAA NFSA Preservation Award carries a $5000 cash prize and was presented for the first time at the 16th SEAPAVAA Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 17 April.
I was selected to represent the NFSA at the conference and present the award. The recipient was Ms Kae Ishihara, for her tireless work in promoting awareness of audiovisual preservation in Japan and the development of Japan’s Film Preservation Society.
The NFSA and SEAPAVAA will present the award annually to a person or organisation for their extraordinary efforts within the South East Asia and Pacific region in preserving or promoting audiovisual archiving. SEAPAVAA, the South East Asia and Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association, brings together the ten member nations of ASEAN, Australasia and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia). The NFSA and SEAPAVAA launched the award in 2011.