Frame enlargement from Bottom of the Sea (Lubin Manufacturing Co., US 1914), preserved by Pat Doyen (United States) at Haghefilm Digitaal, Amsterdam


Frame enlargement from Screen Snapshots #7 (1924), preserved by Anne Smatla (United States) at Monaco Digital Film Labs, part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival Preservation Fellowship

Haghefilm Digitaal Preservation Laboratories selects the recipient of the fellowship in consultation with the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. To be eligible for the fellowship, students must have successfully completed the Selznick School requirements, hold a valid passport, and, if applicable, a tourist visa. The Haghefilm Fellowship must be fulfilled between July 1 and September 30 during the year of graduation.

The Haghefilm Digitaal Conservation Laboratories in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, awards a fellowship to one student each year upon his or her graduation from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. The fellowship supports the student for one month of study and archival training at the Haghefilm Laboratories, including all travel and lodging expenses. During the term of the fellowship, the student will preserve a short film from the George Eastman Museum collection. The restored film is then presented internationally at festivals, museums, and conferences, including a world premiere at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto silent film festival. Haghefilm funds transportation and lodging for the fellowship winner to attend the festival and present his or her restoration to an international audience. The student is given credit on the restored print and receives one video copy of the film.


Past Recipients

  • 1998: Catherine Cormon (Switzerland, France)
  • 1999: Giovanni Schiano Lomoriello (Italy)
  • 2000: Wendy Glickman (United States)
  • 2001: Brigitte Paulowitz (Austria)
  • 2002: Sonia Genaitay (France)
  • 2003: Susan Busam (United States)
  • 2004: Annette Groschke (Germany)
  • 2005: Ulrich Rüdel (Germany)
  • 2006: Pat Doyen (United States)
  • 2007: Daniela Curro (Italy); Vincent Pirozzi (United States)
  • 2008: Tatiana Carvalho (Brazil)
  • 2009: Sabrina Negri (Italy)
  • 2010: Karin Carlson (United States)
  • 2011: Clara Sánchez-Dehesa Galán (Spain)
  • 2012: Josh Romphf (Canada)
  • 2013: Carole Fodor (France)
  • 2014: Lauren Alberque (United States)
  • 2015: Erin Palombi (United States)


The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, in cooperation with the Image Permanence Institute, has established the Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship.

The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. The Image Permanence Institute was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

Since the late 1980s, the Image Permanence Institute has focused on developing strategies for the preservation of imaging materials, most notably photographic materials. Work on film has been an integral part of the Image Permanence Institute's research efforts over the years.

The purpose of the internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research, which in turn will support the continued development of leaders in the field of moving image archiving and conservation.

During the 6- to 8-week internship period, the student will become familiar with the research programs, staff, and equipment at the Image Permanence Institute. In addition, the student will work on existing projects or, if appropriate, do research under the guidance of the Image Permanence Institute staff.

Past Recipients

  • 2008: Jennifer Miko (United States)
  • 2009: Rachel E. Bauer (United States)
  • 2010: Joshua Haidet (United States)
  • 2011: Marissa Haddock (United States)
  • 2012: Andrew Whitmore (United States)
  • 2013: Shannon Fitzpatrick (United States)
  • 2014: Joshua Yocum (United States)
  • 2015: Gordon Nelson (United States)


The George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services Fellowship is awarded every year to a student of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation that has distinguished him/herself for interest and abilities in the field of digital preservation. Supported by George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services, this fellowship aims at offering further training and experience in digital technologies applied to preservation and access.

The winner of the fellowship will perform paid work at George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services on a full-time basis over the months of July and August. The fellowship recipient will assist the laboratory staff in day-to-day activities and take part in current digital preservation and access projects. All the activities of the fellowship recipient will be guided and supervised by the preservation manager and the digital laboratory manager at the Eastman Museum.

To be eligible for the fellowship, students must be able to arrange for their own transportation between the George Eastman Museum and George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services at Eastman Business Park, about 8 miles away (and not covered by public transportation).

Past Recipients

  • 2015: Edward Brett Scheuermann (United States)