On Monday, the Cinematek decided to start crowdfunding. In fact, the organization is looking for 25,000 euros to renew its equipment. In particular, it wants to invest in cleaning machines and assembly tables to continue the maintenance and restoration of the thousands of films in its care.
Since the last company that produced these machines went bankrupt and is now liquidating its stocks, Cinematek decided to buy them in order to renew its equipment.
The Royal Belgian Film Archive currently receives funding of nearly € 3 million per year. However, it is not enough to invest in new machines. For this reason, Cinematek decided to ask for help to the citizens.