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What is the European Film Gateway - what is it not?

The European Film Gateway is a web portal offering access to film and film-related treasures collected and preserved by over 30 European film archives. It is a search engine which offers you centralised access to digital collections dispersed on different national websites. Instead of having to visit the individual websites you can search through them via the EFG. The EFG is neither a filmographic database nor a video on demand portal, instead it showcases and focuses on archival objects. All objects presented on the EFG are held locally at the archives contributing to the portal. To acquire material, please get in touch with the respective archives. Requests for material need to be directed to the individual archives, they cannot be handled centrally.