Keywords: Restoration; Italian Film Heritage; Civic Crowdfunding; Cinephilia; Modern Patronage.
Established as a trend initially developed abroad, the paper aims to analyze the most relevant Italian crowdfunding activities for film restoration. In the first paragraph the campaigns supported by “Eppelaµ for the restoration of the documentaries by Carlo Pini and the heritage of the Archive of the Family Film will be analyzed. The second one will focus on the experiences held by the Cineteca Nazionale with the Art Bonus and by the Museo del Cinema of Turin with the MakingOf platform. The analysis therefore aims at deepening the study of the triangulation of relationships between the contributor/patron, the platforms and the concept of restoration itself.