Film/AV Collection Catalogues and Databases

Access to archival holdings is a core part of the mission of FIAF. This list features links to catalogues and databases of film/AV collections from a variety of institutions and entities, including both FIAF affiliates and non-affiliates. Click HERE for a list of online streaming services offered by FIAF affiliates.

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

Links may feature limitations or enhancements, such as:

  • Institution-specific hints and tips for searching and navigating online databases
  • Collaborative efforts between both FIAF and non-FIAF organizations under pan-institutional projects and initiatives
  • Resources may only be available in the language(s) of their respective countries of origin, which may not correspond to the three official FIAF languages. 
  • Resources may include information regarding the respective institution’s non-film holdings such as photographic and paper documents, posters and technical objects, etc. 

Users are kindly advised that links to catalogues and databases dedicated to institutional library holdings (books and periodicals) are generally not included here as such holdings tend to be more homogenous and can be more widely and easily accessed online.

PACC and the FIAF secretariat would like to thank those affiliates that have actively contributed to the expansion of this list. If your institution's catalogues and/or database are not yet listed here, please send the relevant information to pacc@fiafnet.org.

FIAF Affiliates:

Academy Film Archive

Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico

Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst

BFI National Archive


Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne

Cinémathèque québécoise

La Cineteca del Friuli

DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Deutsche Kinemathek

Eye Filmmuseum

Film Archive of the National Archives of Estonia

Filmmuseum Düsseldorf

Filmmuseum Potsdam

Filmoteca Española

Filmoteca Valenciana - Institut Valencià de Cultura

George Eastman Museum

Gosfilmofond of Russia

Harvard Film Archive

Hong Kong Film Archive

Indiana University Moving Image Archive

Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP)

Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti / National Audiovisual Institute

Library of Congress

Lichtspiel Kinemathek

National Archives of Australia

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive

National Library of Wales - Screen and Sound Archive

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

North West Film Archive

Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Film Centre

Pacific Film Archive

Slovenský filmový ústav – Filmový archív

South African National Film, Video and Sound Archives

Svenska Filminstitutet

UCLA Film & Television Archive

University of South Carolina - Moving Image Resource Collections

Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

Yale Film Archive

Preservation/restoration catalogues:

Academy Film Archive

Anthology Film Archives

BFI National Archive

Cinémathèque française

La Cineteca del Friuli

CSC - Cineteca Nazionale

Det Danske Filminstitut

Harvard Film Archive

Institut Valencià de Cultura - Filmoteca de Valencià

Národní filmový archiv

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Svenska Filminstitutet

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Yale Film Archive

Non-FIAF moving image archives:

East Anglian Film Archive


North East Film Archive & Yorkshire Film Archive

Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents

Other (joint projects, distributors’ catalogues, etc.):

Ciné-Resources. Le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques et archives du cinéma non-film holdings only


Swiss Film and Video Directory