Film Archives

Classic Film
This area discusses the lost films and clips that are restored and archived so that classics can live on.

Anthology Film Archives star[offsite link]
This collection of avant-garde and independent films is based in New York.

Black Film Center and Archive star[offsite link]
This site offers African-American related films, screenplays, photographs and filmmaker interviews.

British Film Institute star[offsite link]
This is the largest collection of films and television titles in Europe.

Digital Film Restoration star[offsite link]
An explanation of the important points for restoration of the Tokyo University Digital Museum´s Digital Ozo Project. Includes statistics about the number of films being lost to film degradation.

Film Preservation Without Access is Pointless star[offsite link]
Statement by The Committee For Film Preservation and Public Access before The National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.

Film Restoration star[offsite link]
An explanation of how films are restored using the "Guns of Navarone" as an example.

Filmmakers Library star[offsite link]
This is a collection of award-winning documentary films and videos available primarily for educational use.

Footage.Net star[offsite link]
The only place ad, film, TV and digital video pros can instantly search the footage trade’s best stock, archival and news footage databases all at once.

Harvard Film Archive star[offsite link]
Here is a screening schedule for films being shown on the Harvard campus.

Hollywood´s Underground Treasures star
Priceless original film negatives and production outtakes are stored in underground vaults in Pennsylvania and Kansas.

Human Studies Film Archives star[offsite link]
This archive contains ethnographic moving image materials and is part of Smithsonian Institution´s Nat´l Museum of Natural History.

Huntley Film Archives star[offsite link]
With more than 80,000 titles, Huntley Film Archives is one of the largest film libraries in Europe.

Introductory Notes on Digital Imaging and Preservation star[offsite link]
Stanford University Libraries´ explanation of the work they do in film preservation.

Israel Film Archive - Jerusalem Cinematheque star[offsite link]
Jerusalem Film Center is a rare institution where Israelis and Palestinians of all faiths can meet and work together.

Kansas Salt Mine Warehouse star[offsite link]
645 feet beneath the Kansas prairie in a vast underground salt mine warehouse that is a kind of Noah´s Ark, but without the animals.

Library of Congress´ American Memory Motion Pictures star[offsite link]
You can search by subject or title at this site that contains one of the world´s largest collections of American films that are from long ago to the present day.

National Center for Jewish Film star[offsite link]
This film library was created to preserve the pictorial records of the Jewish experience.

National Underground Storage star[offsite link]
Millions of reels of motion picture film, master negatives, sound recordings and video tape are stored in Pennsylvania in specially designed vaults.

Northeast Historic Film star[offsite link]
This Maine site has an archives, a theater, and study center preserves and promotes the historical value of home movies and has one of the largest collections of amateur film in North America.

Prelinger Collection star[offsite link]
This fascinating site tells the Rick Prelinger story and about his collection of ephemeral films. You can view some films online.

Shields Pictures Inc. star[offsite link]
Shields Pictures Inc. "The Paramount Collection" are libraries of rare 35 mm films. This is the link to find out what they have and how to contact them.

The Digital Film Restoration Process star[offsite link]
An explanation of the digital film restoration system LIMELIGHT that was developed by Joanneum Research (Graz). Split screen examples and graphics explain the process.

University of Chicago Film Studies Center star[offsite link]
The FSC houses the Gerald Mast Film Archive, which holds the growing collections of over 8,000 film, video and disc titles (including feature films, experimental cinema, silent film, classic Hollywood cinema, documentary, European art cinema, video art, international cinema, etc.).

Video by Design star[offsite link]
Video By Design has over the last 6 years collected a huge archive of films from all over the UK dating back to the turn of the century.

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