i. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM ARCHIVES (FIAF)
In 2002, the NFVSA became an Associate Member of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives), the World body that registers, admits and sets global standards on motion picture archiving, codes of professional ethics and conducts for practitioners all over the world. As a member of this global body, the National Film Video and Sound Archive has started to attract international attention and recognition.
ii. GOETHE INSTITUTE/ARSENAL FILM INSTITUTE
In 2016, the Goethe Institute through the Lagos Film Society discovered a film titled ‘Shehu Umar’ produced by Adamu Halilu in 1976. The film was long believed to have been lost but the negative copies were rediscovered in Nigerian Film Corporation, Lagos office. Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art restored the film with the support of the Germany Embassy in Abuja. The digital restoration of the Shehu Umar took place in 2017 and 2018. This birthed the collaboration between the Nigerian Film Corporation and the German organizations. The collaboration also birthed the first Masters of Art in Film Culture and Archival Studies in Africa.
STAFF TRAINING AT GERMANY
In 2019, three staff of the Archive and one person from University of Jos were trained in Germany as Train the Trainer for the Masters of Art in Film Culture and Archival Studies on Film Inspection, Identification, Repair, Film washing and cleaning, film scanning, Film Comparison, Film projection on 16mm, 35mm and DCP projectors, Database management, Film Distribution, storage and understudied lecture presentations. And subsequently, other staff of archive, NFI and Unijos will be going for the same training every year.