FIAF, International Federation of Film Archives
What is FIAF ?

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing films both as cultural heritage and as historical documents.

Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives whose purpose has always been to ensure the proper preservation and showing of motion pictures. Today, more than 150 archives in over 77 countries collect, restore, and exhibit films and cinema documentation spanning the entire history of film.

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FIAF Bookshop

FIAF Digital Projection Guide
Joint Edition by FIAF & Norwegian Film Institute.

The Advanced Projection Manual
Joint Edition by FIAF and the Norwegian Film Institute.

This Film is Dangerous
Editor: Roger Smither,
Co-editor: Catherine A. Surowiec

Video of the month
Video of the month

This month we present you Apparitions, a film based on the ‘re-animating’ of 760 digitally restored images (©INSEP)



We are glad to announce that, José Manuel Costa was assigned Director and Rui Machado was assigned Deputy Director of the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema.


The theme for the 18th SEAPAVAA Conference “AV Archives: Why They Matter” seeks to explore and discuss the myriad of issues (see list), during the two-day Symposium on 26 and 27 May 2014 in Lao Department of Cinema - Vientiane, Laos.


In Memoriam - Nils Klevjer Aas, senior advisor on research and policy at Norwegian Film Institute passed away on 22/09/2013.