Curated by Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator of Eye Filmmuseum and Professor of Film Heritage at UvA, This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice is an annual public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage, with international guest speakers and film screenings. The 2023 edition of This is Film! addresses the theme of ‘activating the archive’ which is the topic of this year’s Eye International Conference. Each of the six sessions in the 2023 edition highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts to save and activate audiovisual heritage. Together with guests, we explore topics like the work of Cimateque – Alternative Film Centre Cairo, the preservation of Chilean exile films, and audiovisual heritage in India.