Institutions which house original films, scripts, production records, and other primary sources related to film-making, and make them available for research.
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American Film Institute: Louis B Mayer Library
Holds books, periodicals and special collections covering aspects of motion pictures and television. Collections include thousands of scripts and production records. Visitor information. Los Angeles, California.
Anthology Film Archives
Preserves and exhibits film and video with a focus on independent and avant-garde cinema. Holdings include books, periodicals, photographs, documents, manuscripts, letters, scripts, notebooks, and clippings. New York.
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project Blog
Project to expand the offerings of the current ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Center in Burbank, California, to include a virtual archive, museum, library and research facility devoted to the art of animation. Progress reports and call for volunteers.
Association of Moving Image Archivists
Organization devoted to advancing the field of moving image archiving. Includes information on membership, conferences, publications, awards, and interest groups.
BBC Learning Studies
Video resources from the world's largest educational TV archive, incorporating a full licence to use in education and training.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Centre for study and education with museum, gallery and film archive. Located in Berkeley, California.
Contemporary Films Footage Library
Home of the archive for UK's Contemporary Films studio, with a searchable library of cold war, WWII, civil rights, 60s, subculture and music footage.
The Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Museum
Collection includes over 1100 artifacts, photographs, posters, periodicals, films and silent movie memorabilia. Includes admission rates and hours, by appointment only. Located in Austin, Texas, United States.
Collects, distributes, sells and leases documentary films and videos primarily for educational use. Subjects include psychology, sociology, anthropology and multicultural issues.
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
A collection of over 3,800 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Admission by appointment during term time. Housed at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Harvard Film Archive
Collects and screens fine foreign, art, historical, and other films.
The guide to UK film and television archives in the public sector. Includes a map showing the regions covered by regional archives, and details of their collections.
National Film and Sound Archive
Seeks to collect, preserve and share Australia's audio visual heritage.
National Film Archive of India
Established in February, 1964 as a media unit of India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Organization overview, notes on the dissemination of film culture, forms, upcoming events, and resources.
National Film Preservation Board
A public-private partnership to benefit the film preservation efforts of American film archives, historical societies and similar institutions.
The New Zealand Film Archive
The Archive collects, protects and projects New Zealand's film and television history. Hosts nation-wide and online exhibitions, screenings and education programmes. Has research libraries in Auckland and Wellington.
Northern Ireland Digital Film Archive
Collection contains 55 hours of moving images about Northern Ireland from 1897-2000, including drama, animation, documentaries, news, newsreels, and amateur films.
The Open Video Project
Sponsored by and developed at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.
Collection of advertising, amateur, educational and industrial films that date from 1903 to 1990. Historical and bibliographical resources on these genres.
The Ransom Center - Film Collection
Located in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas. Various collections and reading rooms.
San Francisco Media Archive
Collection of historically important films. General information including donation guidelines.
Screen Archive South East
The public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England, working to collect, preserve, provide access to and promote screen material related to the region.
UCLA Film and Television Archive
California-based museum, containing over 220,000 films and television programs and newsreel footage. Items are available to the public via screenings, research facilities, and licensing as stock footage.
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