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Collection Catalogues and Databases 

An increasing number of FIAF-affiliated institutions provide free online access to parts or even all of their archival holdings, whether through dedicated user interfaces or direct access to their back-end databases. Similarly, several non-FIAF archives, rights holders and distributors have also made their databases and catalogues available online. Occasionally collections information from both FIAF and non-FIAF organisations are brought together under one roof thanks to pan-institutional projects and initiatives. As an aid to users, some institutions have provided useful hints and tips for searching and navigating their respective online databases. The list provided here follows a loose and inclusive approach with the aim of serving as wide a community base as possible - from archival researchers (e.g. curators searching for elements for restoration projects) to cinema and festival programmers and other potential user groups (e.g. academic scholars, students, etc.). Users are kindly advised that some of the resources included in the list are only available in the language(s) of their respective countries of origin, which may not correspond to the three official FIAF languages.


FIAF Affiliates:

BFI National Archive: Collections Search

http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web

Bundesarchiv: Recherche Datenbank “Benutzungsmedien Film Online”

https://www.bundesarchiv.de/benutzungsmedien/filme

La Cineteca del Friuli: Il database dell'Archivio Cinema Friuli Venezia Giulia

http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/cdf/archivio_cinema/acfvg_db.html

Deutsche Kinemathek: Verleihdatenbank

https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/de/sammlungen-archive/filmverleih#datenbank

Estonian Film Archive: Film and Video Collections Search

http://www.eha.ee/fa/public/index.php?mod=3&lang=en

Eye Filmmuseum: Eye catalogue - Search the collections

https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/eye-catalogue-search-the-collections

Filmoteca Española: Catálogo de Filmoteca Española

http://catalogos.mecd.es/RAFI/cgi-rafi/abnetopac/

George Eastman Museum: Collections Online - Moving Image

https://collections.eastman.org/collections/objects/20332

Gosfilmofond of Russia (catalogue of Russian and Soviet film holdings only)

http://gosfilmofond.ru/catalog-page-1/

Harvard Film Archive: Collections

https://library.harvard.edu/film/collections.html

Indiana University Moving Image Archive: How To Search For A Film

https://libraries.indiana.edu/how-search-film

Institut Valencià de Cultura - Filmoteca de Valencià: Catálogo de subvenciones del IVAC

http://ivac.gva.es/fomento/catalogo

KAVI - Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti / National Audiovisual Institute: Radio and Television Archive (RTVA) database

https://rtva.kavi.fi/

Library of Congress: The Library of Congress Online Catalog

https://catalog.loc.gov/

Lichtspiel Kinemathek: Datenbank. Schätze finden im Lichtspiel Archiv

https://lichtspiel.ch/de/datenbank/

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: Search the Collection

http://colsearch.nfsa.gov.au/nfsa/search/search.w3p

Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Film Centre: About the colection [sic]

http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/eng/collection

Pacific Film Archive: Search Film, Video, and Book Catalogs

https://bampfa.org/about/search/film-video-and-book-catalogs

Svenska Filminstitutet: The Swedish Film Database

http://www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/

UCLA Film & Television Archive: UCLA Library Catalog

https://cinema.library.ucla.edu/vwebv/searchBasic

University of South Carolina - Moving Image Resource Collections: Search Reference Catalog

http://libcat.csd.sc.edu:81

Yale Film Study Center: Guide to Searching the FSC 35mm and 16mm Collection

https://web.library.yale.edu/film/search-film-prints

 

Other (non-FIAF institutions, joint projects, distributors’ catalogues, etc.):

Bestandskatalog | filmportal.de

https://www.filmportal.de/institutionstock

Ciné-Resources. Le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques et archives du cinéma

http://www.cineressources.net/recherche_t.php

East Anglian Film Archive: Browse & Search

http://www.eafa.org.uk/browse.aspx (Browse)

http://www.eafa.org.uk/search.aspx (Search)

Filmmuseum Potsdam: Sammlungssuche

https://www.filmmuseum-potsdam.de/Bestaende.html

MEMOBASE

http://www.memobase.ch/

North East Film Archive & Yorkshire Film Archive: Search the Catalogue

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/how-search-yfa-online-catalogue

Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents (RGAKFD) Film Catolog [sic]

http://old.rgakfd.ru/catalog/films/ (complete database in Russian)

http://old.rgakfd.ru/catalog/ecatalog/catalogen.htm (incomplete database in English)

Swiss Film and Video Directory

https://www.reto.ch/directory/

Collection Catalogues and Databases 

An increasing number of FIAF-affiliated institutions provide free online access to parts or even all of their archival holdings, whether through dedicated user interfaces or direct access to their back-end databases. Similarly, several non-FIAF archives, rights holders and distributors have also made their databases and catalogues available online. Occasionally collections information from both FIAF and non-FIAF organisations are brought together under one roof thanks to pan-institutional projects and initiatives. As an aid to users, some institutions have provided useful hints and tips for searching and navigating their respective online databases. The list provided here follows a loose and inclusive approach with the aim of serving as wide a community base as possible - from archival researchers (e.g. curators searching for elements for restoration projects) to cinema and festival programmers and other potential user groups (e.g. academic scholars, students, etc.). Users are kindly advised that some of the resources included in the list are only available in the language(s) of their respective countries of origin, which may not correspond to the three official FIAF languages.


FIAF Affiliates:

BFI National Archive: Collections Search

http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web

Bundesarchiv: Recherche Datenbank “Benutzungsmedien Film Online”

https://www.bundesarchiv.de/benutzungsmedien/filme

La Cineteca del Friuli: Il database dell'Archivio Cinema Friuli Venezia Giulia

http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/cdf/archivio_cinema/acfvg_db.html

Deutsche Kinemathek: Verleihdatenbank

https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/de/sammlungen-archive/filmverleih#datenbank

Estonian Film Archive: Film and Video Collections Search

http://www.eha.ee/fa/public/index.php?mod=3&lang=en

Eye Filmmuseum: Eye catalogue - Search the collections

https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/eye-catalogue-search-the-collections

Filmoteca Española: Catálogo de Filmoteca Española

http://catalogos.mecd.es/RAFI/cgi-rafi/abnetopac/

George Eastman Museum: Collections Online - Moving Image

https://collections.eastman.org/collections/objects/20332

Gosfilmofond of Russia (catalogue of Russian and Soviet film holdings only)

http://gosfilmofond.ru/catalog-page-1/

Harvard Film Archive: Collections

https://library.harvard.edu/film/collections.html

Indiana University Moving Image Archive: How To Search For A Film

https://libraries.indiana.edu/how-search-film

Institut Valencià de Cultura - Filmoteca de Valencià: Catálogo de subvenciones del IVAC

http://ivac.gva.es/fomento/catalogo

KAVI - Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti / National Audiovisual Institute: Radio and Television Archive (RTVA) database

https://rtva.kavi.fi/

Library of Congress: The Library of Congress Online Catalog

https://catalog.loc.gov/

Lichtspiel Kinemathek: Datenbank. Schätze finden im Lichtspiel Archiv

https://lichtspiel.ch/de/datenbank/

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: Search the Collection

http://colsearch.nfsa.gov.au/nfsa/search/search.w3p

Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Film Centre: About the colection [sic]

http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/eng/collection

Pacific Film Archive: Search Film, Video, and Book Catalogs

https://bampfa.org/about/search/film-video-and-book-catalogs

Svenska Filminstitutet: The Swedish Film Database

http://www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/

UCLA Film & Television Archive: UCLA Library Catalog

https://cinema.library.ucla.edu/vwebv/searchBasic

University of South Carolina - Moving Image Resource Collections: Search Reference Catalog

http://libcat.csd.sc.edu:81

Yale Film Study Center: Guide to Searching the FSC 35mm and 16mm Collection

https://web.library.yale.edu/film/search-film-prints

 

Other (non-FIAF institutions, joint projects, distributors’ catalogues, etc.):

Bestandskatalog | filmportal.de

https://www.filmportal.de/institutionstock

Ciné-Resources. Le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques et archives du cinéma

http://www.cineressources.net/recherche_t.php

East Anglian Film Archive: Browse & Search

http://www.eafa.org.uk/browse.aspx (Browse)

http://www.eafa.org.uk/search.aspx (Search)

Filmmuseum Potsdam: Sammlungssuche

https://www.filmmuseum-potsdam.de/Bestaende.html

MEMOBASE

http://www.memobase.ch/

North East Film Archive & Yorkshire Film Archive: Search the Catalogue

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/how-search-yfa-online-catalogue

Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents (RGAKFD) Film Catolog [sic]

http://old.rgakfd.ru/catalog/films/ (complete database in Russian)

http://old.rgakfd.ru/catalog/ecatalog/catalogen.htm (incomplete database in English)

Swiss Film and Video Directory

https://www.reto.ch/directory/