Film archives online

Film archives online, film museums
An international directory of websites

See also for general moving image archives: A directory of public film archives around the world, from The National Film Preservation Board, U.S.

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The Academy Film Archive


Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.

Australia *

Australian National Film Archive
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Australian Cinémathèque–Queensland Art Gallery

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Brazil *

Arquivo Nacional
Cinemateca Brasileira
Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna

Britain *

BBC Archive
Take a trip through other BBC’s collective past with the archives and discover themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs.
BBC Archives, Rare Clips & Video Archives
BBC Motion Gallery
British Film Institute (BFI)
The BFI is a leading body in the U.K. for film and television preservation.
British Film Archive YouTube Channel
Hundreds of free films are available on the BFI National Archive channel, along with expert commentary and interviews.
British Pathe Archive
British Universities Film and Video Council

Canada *

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Archives Nationales Du Quèbec, Archives Audiovisuelles
Archives of Ontario: Sound and Moving Image Section
British Columbia Archives: Moving Images
Canada’s Digital Collections
Cinematheque Ontario
Cinèmathèque Quèbècoise
Film Reference Library, Toronto International Film Festival

Chicago Film Archives
A collection of films representing the Midwest.

Cineteca di Bologna
Gli archivi della Cineteca. Un centro di ricerca unico in Italia.

Cineuropa
The best of European cinema, a web portal.

European / Central and East European cinema.  Kinoeye Archive
Resources on Central and East European cinema. Content-rich sites relating to Central and East European cinema. It aims toprovide a definitive index of intelligent and thoughtful English-language analysis of Central and Eastern European cinema on the web.

European Film Archives. YouTube
This channel features digitised film material from European archives that are member of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes.

EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Film Archives Online.com
Started by a pair of energetic film collectors in the mid-1980s and nicknamed “The One-Stop Stock Library,” the New York City-based company has supplied the nation’s top television producers, advertising agencies, music video production companies, news organizations and corporate filmmakers worldwide with hard-to-find vintage and contemporary film and video clips in all media formats for over 15 years.

Finnish Film Archive

France *

Archives du Film du Centre National de la Cinématographie (Bois d’Arcy)
Bibliothèque de l’image – Filmothèque du Film (BIFI)
Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre National de la cinématographie
Insitut Francais Cinema
Cinémathèque de Bretagne
Cinémathèque de Toulouse
La Cinémathèque Française
Cinémathèque Gaumont
Forum des Images
Institut Jean Vigo
Institut National de l’audiovisuel
Médiathèque de la Défense
Pathe Archives

The George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection

Germany *

The Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE)
Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv
DEFA Stiftung (DEFA Foundation)
Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF)
Deutsches Filmmuseum
Deutsches Kinemathek–Museum für Film und Fernsehen
Filmmuseum Düsseldorf

Harvard Film Archive

History of film, a list of websites.

Huntley Film Archives
One of the largest film libraries in Europe. We are famous for uncovering the rarities, the footage you thought you’d never find

Indian National Film Archive

Internet Moving Image Archive

Italy *

La Biennale di Venezia: Archivio Storico delle Arti Contemporanee
Cinecittà Luce
Cineteca del Comune di Bologna
Cineteca del Friuli
CSC-Cineteca Nazionale
Cineteca Sarda
Fondazione Cineteca Italiana
Fondazione Federico Fellini
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Romano Archives
Vincent “Enzo” Romano assembles, from 1990 up to today, an Italian private digital archive related to war, American History, from the end of XIX Century to 1970, and other collections regarding European historical events.

K

Korean Film Archive

The Library of Congress Audio-Visual Conservation Department

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The Museum of Modrn Art Film Collection
Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, this department’s collection now includes more than 22,000 films and four million film stills; the strongest international film collection in the United States, it incorporates all periods and genres.

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National Film Preservation Board 
The National Film Preservation Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation created in 1996 by the United States Congress to benefit the film preservation efforts of American film archives, historical societies and similar institutions.

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (UK)
The National Media Museum is situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film. They aim to be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media. The Museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance. We look after the National Photography, National Cinematography, National Television and National New Media Collections.

The National Film Preservation Foundation
The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.

New Zealand Film Archive

Poland *

National Digital Archives (NDA)(English language)
Documentary and Feature Film Studio
Filmoteca Narodowa

Russia *

Abamedia Film Archive
Gosfilmofond
Russian Archives Online
Russian State Film and Photo Archive at Krasnogorsk

Slovakia *

Slovak Film Archive

Spain *

Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe
Euskadiko Filmetegia/Filmoteca Vasca
Filmoteca de Andalucia
Filmoteca de Catalunya
Filmoteca de la Generalitat Valenciana
Filmoteca Espanola

The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

UCLA Film and Television Archives

UK Film Archive (Moving Image)
A guide to film and televsion archives in the public sector.

The World Cinema Foundation
Martin Scorcese’s World Cinema Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of neglected world
cinema.

U.K. *

London Film Archive
Media Archive for Central England
Moving History: Guide to UK Film and Television Archives in the Public Sector
National Co-operative Film Archive
BFI National Film Archive
National Maritime Museum: Film Archive
National Media Museum
National Museum of Wales: Film Archive
British Film Institute

U.S. *

Film archives in the U.S, a directory of film archive websites, listed by state and city. From The National Film Preservation Board,
Academic Film Archive of North America
Academy Film Archive,
Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
ASIFA: Hollywood Animation Archive, Burbank
Archive of American Televisio, Los Angeles
International Film Foundation
International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House, Rochester