SRF is the public broadcaster in the German part of Switzerland. With its huge archive of 16 mm films and a major library of Swiss movie classics on 35 mm, stored in the vaults of the Cinémathèque suisse, SRF is a perfect extension to DIASTOR. Not only does SRF provide their own in-house expertise in the fields of archiving and restoration, but also do they offer an additional institutional framework with different requirements. This allows the DIASTOR team to enlarge the scope of their research by including case studies with other exigencies both with regard to access and long-term storage.
Since the start of DIASTOR we collaborate closely with SRF. One of DIASTOR’s case studies is the restoration of faded chromogenic stock of the famous HEIDI series from 1978. Furthermore SRF works with DIASTOR on the restoration of the Technicolor feature film HEIDI UND PETER from 1955, directed by Franz Schnyder. This Technicolor film will be part of DIASTOR’s project “Switzerland in Technicolor”.