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Contributing Archives

Archives françaises du film du CNC (Bois d'Arcy)

Logo CNC >> View CNC collections on EFG The CNC French Film Archives were created in 1969 on the initiative of André Malraux, Minister of Culture, so that the state could take over the inventory and conservation of old films, including those on nitrate supports. Subsequently, the collections of old films steadily grew. In addition to voluntary deposits, donations, and acquisitions, legal deposits for films were implemented in 1977 and became the CNC’s responsibility in 1992.

Arhiva Nationala de Filme (Bucarest)

>> View ANF collection on EFG Arhiva Nationala de Filme (ANF) was established in 1957 as sole institution in Romania that collects, preserves and uses films for non-commercial purposes. Over the years it has been active in finding and identifying films, cataloguing as well as carrying out a series of studies on the history of Romanian cinema. It is a member of FIAF since 1960 and member of ACE since 1996.

Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv (Berlin)

Logo BArch >> View BArch collection on EFG It is the concern of every cultured nation to maintain, care for, make accessible to the public and continually supplement its stock of moving pictures. The Federal Republic of Germany primarily fulfils this responsibility through the Federal Archives. The Federal Film Archive in Berlin is one of the largest archives of its kind in the world.

Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema (Lisbon)

>> View CP collections on EFG The Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema is the national film museum of Portugal, a state institution devoted to the preservation and screening of the Portuguese and the world’s moving images heritage. It was founded in the early 1950s by cinematheque pioneer Manuel Félix Ribeiro, and became an autonomous institution in 1980.

Cinémathèque française (Paris)

>> View CF collections on EFG The Cinémathèque française was founded in 1936 by Henri Langlois, Georges Franju, Jean Mitry and Paul Auguste Harlé. Over the years it has evolved into a focus for film culture, and its extensive collection now makes it one of the world's most famous motion picture archives. It is also a place where several generations have discovered the cinema.


Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Brussels)

Cinematek Logo >> View CRB collections on EFG The Cinémathèque Royale is one of the most important archives in Europe and in the world, due to its collections, its activities in exhibiting and distributing archival films across Europe, its role in the International associations of Archives (FIAF, ACE), its technical staff who has a history of breakthrough research in film restoration, and its activity of research in a network of collaborations via many EU-funded projects in the past 20 years.  Its collections (among

Cineteca di Bologna

>> View CCB collections on EFG The year 2012 was a turning point for the Cineteca di Bologna, almost fifty years after the creation of the Commissione Cinema, the organization that started it all: on January 1 the Cineteca became a foundation. This new organizational form was chosen to make the best use of resources, to seize dynamic work and research opportunities, and to establish the Cineteca as a leading institution in the field of film culture.

Cineteca Nazionale (Rome)

>> View CN collection on EFG The Cineteca Nazionale (National Film Archive), part of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, one of the most important film archives in Europe, was instituted by State law in 1949 in order to preserve and propagate Italy's cinematographic heritage. The original nucleus of the collection was put together with the establishment of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in the 1930s, and it was used as a teaching aid.

Crnogorska Kinoteka (Podgorica)

>> View CK collection on EFG The Montenegrin Cinematheque was founded in the year 2000 with the primary goal of collecting and preserving Montenegrin films, i.e. the films by Montenegrin filmmakers, films produced in Montenegro and films about Montenegro. It also collects international productions from around the world. The main scope of work of the Cinematheque includes the collection and preservation of the films as well as of film-related materials, such as photos, posters, text documents, advertising materials etc..

Det Danske Filminstitut (Copenhagen)

>> View DK collections on EFG The Danish Film Institute is the national institution responsible for supporting, encouraging and conserving film and cinema culture. DFI's operations extend from participation in the development and production of feature, short and documentary films, over distribution and marketing to managing the national film archive and the cinémathèque.


Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Berlin)

Deutsche Kinemathek Logo>> View DK collections on EFG The task of the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen is to collect, preserve, develop, present and mediate our audiovisual heritage. Since 2006, it remains the sole institution in Europe presenting both media together through its permanent exhibitions on film and television.

Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V. (Frankfurt)

>> View DIF collections on EFG   Founded in 1949, Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF is not only the oldest cinematic institution in Germany but also one of the country's largest.

Eesti Filmiarhiiv (Tallinn)

Estonian Film Archives>> View EFA collections on EFG The main task of the Estonian Film Archives, according to the Act of Archives, is to collect, preserve and provide access to the national film, photo and audio heritage. Collecting and preserving film heritage started in 1935. After the II WW governing the archival matters was directed to Moscow. Access to most of the pre-war films was restricted (the first film of Estonian origin was released in 1912).

EYE Filmmuseum (The Netherlands) (Amsterdam)

>> View EYE collections on EFG  The EYE Filmmuseum (The Netherlands) is the sector-wide institute to support Dutch national cinema culture. It manages an internationally prominent collection of films, photographs and film posters, that reflects the most important aspects of film history. Many parts of the collection are unique in the world.


Filmarchiv Austria (Vienna)

>> View FAA collections on EFG  The Filmarchiv Austria is the central location for film collections and film documentation in Austria and houses the country’s audiovisual cultural heritage. The diverse collections held within the archive encompass a period of over a hundred years, stretching from the 19th century up to the present.

Filmoteca Española (Madrid)

>> View FE collections on EFG Filmoteca Española is the Spanish national film archive under the direction of the Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Visuales (ICAA) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The aims and activities of the Filmoteca Española are:

Filmoteca Valenciana.CulturArts-IVAC (Valencia)

>> View IVAC collections on EFG The Filmoteca Valenciana.CulturArts-IVAC is an autonomous public institution, created in 1998, which is in charge of the development, execution and coordination of the cultural policies of the Valencian Government in the cinematographic and audiovisual areas. This organism concentrates three different areas, the oldest of them is the Valencian Film Archive, created in 1985.

Filmoteka Narodowa (Warsaw)

Filmoteka Narodowa logo>> View FN collections on EFG The National Film Archive in Poland was created in 1955. From the beginning it belonged to The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an association of the majority of film archives in the World. The collection of film reels and archival materials such as posters, photos, scripts assembled in Filmoteka Narodowa is one of the largest in Europe.

Fondazione Cineteca Italiana (Milan)

Fondazione Cinteca Italiana>> View FCI collections on EFG The Cineteca Italiana was officially founded in Milan in 1947. Its first nucleus was a small stock of cinema masterpieces rescued from destruction in the Thirties and adventurously preserved until after World War II by a group of  young cinéphiles and intellectuals among whom there were the future directors Luigi Comencini and Alberto Lattuada.

Imperial War Museums (London)

IWM Logo >> View IWM collections on EFG The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to record the story of the Great War and the contributions made to it by the peoples of the Empire. An Act of Parliament formally established the Museum and its governing body, the Board of Trustees, in 1920, when the Museum opened in the Crystal Palace. From 1924 to 1935 the Museum was housed in two small galleries adjoining the Imperial Institute.

Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Rome)

 >> View LUCE collections on EFG Cinecittà Luce is a public company that works as an operative arm of the Ministry of Culture for the Italian film industry. It is the result of the merging of Cinecittà Holding and Istituto Luce, the latter being the first state film company in Europe, founded in 1924.

Jugoslovenska Kinoteka (Belgrade)

>> View JK collections on EFG Jugoslovenska Kinoteka (official title since 1952) or National Film Archive of Republic Serbia is the national film library of the Republic Serbia, founded in 1949. It consists of four organizational units: Film archive, Film museum – the cinema, The Library and General Services. Jugoslovenska Kinoteka is one of the founders and a permanent member of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives). It takes part in the activities of FIAF since 1951.

Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti (Helsinki)

>> View KAVI collections on EFG The National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) acquires, restores and preserves films and film-related materials, conducts and supports film research and promotes and disseminates knowledge about cinema. KAVI also promotes media education, children’s media skills and the development of safe media environment for children in cooperation with other authorities and corporations in the sector. The agency is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Kinoteka na Makedonija

Kinoteka na Makedoija Logo>> View KNM collections on EFG Kinoteka na Makedonija is a national cultural institution, founded in 1974, and it started its official work in 1976. Its main responsibility and activities are to collect, process, preserve, protect, do research on and present films and audio-visual materials from the country and abroad.

La Cineteca del Friuli (Gemona)

>> View CDF collections on EFG The Cineteca del Friuli was founded in Gemona in 1977, soon after the city was destroyed by the earthquake of May 1976, and is now one of the five major Italian film libraries. It joined the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in 1989. The film archive began with a collection of films of historical interest and it has grown considerably over the years: it currently includes some 10,000 films in 35mm and 16mm, 50% fiction and 50% newsreels and documentaries.

Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart)

Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Wurttemberg>> View LFS collections on EFG The Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Wuerttemberg (LFS) is the central film archive of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany. It was established in 1998. The LFS collects films from and about Baden-Wuerttemberg. In addition it archives copies of films funded by the MFG Film Funding Organization.

Lichtspiel – Kinemathek Bern (Berne)

>> View LS collections on EFG  In 2000, the association Lichtspiel took over the responsibility for the threatened cinematographic collection of the Bernese cinema technician Walter A. Ritschard. Since then, the Committee members have not only restored this extraordinary collection and made it accessible to the public, but have also developed a regional cinematheque, which became an interface for all film and cinema matters.


Lietuvos Centrinis Valstybės Archyvas (Vilnius)

>> View LCVA collections on EFG  The Lithuanian Central State Archive is the biggest archive within the state archival system. The main mission of its activity is collecting and safeguarding paper-based and audiovisual documents for future generations as well as providing permanent public access to its collections. The institution's audiovisual complex consists of film, sound and video recordings as well as photo documents.


Magyar Nemzeti Digitális Archívum és Filmintézet (Budapest)

>> View MANDA collections on EFG  The Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute (MaNDA), the successor of the former Hungarian National Film Archive, was established in June 2010. Its status is a public collection.

Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin)

Museo Nazionale del Cinema Logo>> View MNC collections on EFG  Unique in Italy and among the most important worldwide, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (or National Cinema Museum) is hosted within the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, the symbol of the city.

Národní filmový archiv (Prague)

>> View NFA collections on EFG  The Film Archive in Prague was founded in 1943 by the Czech-Moravian Film Centre to protect film materials against war operations. In 1946, it became a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). Having been part of the Czechoslovak film institute, the archive was transformed into the independent National Film Archive (NFA) by the decree of the Minister of Culture in 1992.


Nasjonalbiblioteket (Oslo)

>> View NB collections on EFG  The National Library of Norway is responsible for collecting, preserving and restoring the Norwegian film heritage in order to make it available for research and documentation. Its collections include more than 21,000 titles of different formats, genres and origins.


National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (Glasgow)

Logo NLS >> View NLS collections on EFG The Moving Image Archive is a film and video collection of over 100 years of Scotland's history. The archive reflects 20th-century Scottish social, cultural and industrial history, the lives of ordinary Scots across the generations and the achievements of Scottish film-makers in the craft of film production. It joined the National Library of Scotland in 2007. >> movingimage.nls.uk

Österreichisches Filmmuseum (Vienna)

Logo Österreischiches Filmmuseum>> View OFM collections on EFG Österreichisches Filmmuseum (Austrian Film Museum / OeFM) is a specific exhibition space (film as a time-based event, the experience of a performative act), a collection site and archive (film as an artefact, as local and global memory), a research and study centre, as well as a place for public debate and reflection (film as a nodal point of discourse on culture and society).

Svenska Filminstitutet (Stockholm)

LOGO Swedish Film institute>> View SFI collections on EFG The Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board – from idea to finished product, during launch in Sweden and around the world, and by preserving films for posterity in our archives. It was founded in 1963 by the Swedish state and the various professional bodies of the film industry.

Tainiothiki tis Ellados (Athens)

>> View TTE collections on EFG  The Greek Film Archive collaborates with Athens University and Panteion University regarding various educational projects, both in graduate and postgraduate levels. The Greek Film Archive also has a long standing tradition in organising screenings and festivals in cooperation with the Greek Film Center and the Thessaloniki Film Festival.