Who we are
Cineric Portugal is a collaboration between Cineric Inc. based in New York and The Cinemateca Portuguesa based in Lisbon. At ANIM, the archive portion of the Cinemateca, there has been a full photochemical restoration laboratory since 1998 working for a number of archives around Europe and South America as well as preserving their internal work. The culture of archival film handling and lab work provided a perfect match with Cineric´s who has be providing the same services in the states since 1982 and when Cineric was looking for a base to offer digital services in Europe, the advantages were obvious of having an already trained staff ready to inspect, prepare and scan materials as well as the possibilities to combine the best elements of analog and digital restoration as needed and a facility build to handle nitrate film.
Cineric, Inc. is the industry’s finest film restoration and preservation house, fusing traditional photochemical processes with the latest in digital technology. It is also New York’s leading provider of optical effects and blow-ups, scanning, image processing, digital intermediates, and a host of other post-production services. The facility has restored and preserved over 1,000 films for such studios as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, and Universal Pictures, while collaborating on special projects with the Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, British Film Institute, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, George Eastman House, International Olympic Committee, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, and Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as dozens of university archives, professional sports leagues, and other institutions. Early credits include American Graffiti, Jason and the Argonauts, The Birds, Funny Girl, and The Caine Mutiny.