Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, has received the Reinhold Schünzel Award from Cinefest.

The festival showcases archives that preserve and restore German cinema, with the aim of creating a forum for academics, students, archivists, technicians and film buffs to exchange information and discuss new developments. This award is given to an individual who has achieved many accomplishments in the restoration, preservation, dissemination and popularization of German film heritage.

“It is an incredible honor to accept the Reinhold Schünzel Award. I’ve had a long career, and I’m assuming it is my work on German exile cinema that has brought this recognition, but I have to admit, I did not do it alone,” said Horak, who is also a professor of critical studies in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. “Rather, dozens of colleagues have supported my research and publications over the years.”

Read more on the UCLA Film and Television Archive website.