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- The British Film Institute
This institute encompasses a library with books, periodicals, and microfilms
of early and rare books and periodicals; Britain's National Film Archives;
special collections with historical manuscripts, documents and other sources
from individuals, companies and institutions; and several other services.
The institute is now spread over several locations in London, but will soon
be grouped together in a new building on the Southbank.
- Deutsches Filminstitut
- DIF The German Film Institutes collects all possible information
on film making and the film industry and makes this accessible to the public.
Types of data collected include: names, dates, reviews, production news, statistics,
box office revenue data. Secondly, the institute collects, conserves and makes
accessible films themselves. It constitutes one of the most comprehensive
collections of materials in Germany on all aspects of cinema.
- Stiftung Deutsche
Kinemathek - Filmmuseum Berlin "The Filmmuseum Berlin, formerly known
as the Deutsche Kinemathek, has collected everything that has to do with the
history of film and film exhibition and, to a lesser degree, television as
well: film prints and all kinds of material indispensable for cinematic research,
including film programs, posters, scenery and costume sketches, photos, scripts,
estates, and other kinds of documents. The museum invites visitors to take
athematic and chronological tour through the history of German cinema. The
interconnection between Berlin and Hollywood forms another main focus of the
collection, parallel to German film history. The museum currently possesses
approximately 9,000 German and foreign silent and talking films. The other
collections include over a million stills of scenes, portraits and productions,
30,000 screenplays, 20,000 posters, 60,000 film programs, admission tickets,
filmographical and biographical materials, estates left to or acquired by
the Kinemathek, as well as projectors, cameras and equipment from the dawn
of cinema up to the present day. Sketches, scenery designs and models document
developments in German film architecture from 1919 to the present. The most
important collection of screenplays in Germany can be found at the Filmmuseum
Berlin. The collection on the topic of special effects / fantastic film forms
a further specialized area. The museum also holds documents on German film
in exile. The Filmmuseum Berlin has probably the most extensive collection
on this topic in the world. It centers around the correspondence of the famous
American agency of Paul Kohner. The Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin contains
the extensive estate of the German diva, which was acquired in 1993 by the
Land Berlin and is now available for research."
Instute, "A roadmap of German cinema"Thorough overview of all aspects
of German cinema, including history, literature, institutes, archives, museums
Italian Film Institute "Founded in the year 2000 by a distinguished
team of international scholars and professionals specializing in Italian cinema
and culture, the Italian Film Institute is the first online educational institution
of its kind. Completely digital and interactive, I.F.I. is the premiere resource
for contemporary and future generations of film professionals, scholars, and
visionaries engaged in Italian cinema and culture. I.F.I. is highly committed
to establishing new standards of excellence in a digital environment that
brings together education and technology, particularly regarding: Building
powerful research tools (digital archives, optimized web access, multimedia
and software training); Promoting a lively exchange between local and international
schools and colleges through individualized internship programs, film showcases
for upcoming filmmakers, actors, and producers; Offering specialized online
and on-site education; Developing a diversified resource curriculum including
publications, special events, a reference library, and grant and fundraising
information for film producers and directors (...)."
Lumiere, Lyon This institute, situated in the Lyon neighbourhood where
the Lumieres invented the Cinematographe, aims to conserve, store and make
accessible a wide variety of materials related to cinema, such as films, photos,
affiches, magic lanterns, old cameras and projectors. Further, it organises
expositions and film showings in its musem and publishes books.
- American Film Institute"The
American Film Institute (AFI) is the nation's preeminent arts organization
dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image. Since 1967,
AFI has served as America's voice for film, television, video, and the digital
arts, with innovative programs in education, training, exhibition, preservation,
and new technology. AFI's commitment to visual storytelling is embodied by
three main goals: to train, to preserve and to recognize the moving image
as an art form. FI's National Center for Film and Video Preservation coordinates
and supports American oving image preservation activities, including gathering,
databasing, and making accessible omprehensive documentation on America's
moving image heritage. From the National Moving Image Database (NAMID) to
the AFI Catalog to national preservation efforts, AFI is a leader and an advocate
for the safeguarding of these American treasures."
and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History - preserves and illustrates the
film history as well as the natural and historical heritage of Lone Pine and
Cinema - information and movie schedules for one of the country's
most acclaimed university-based film exhibition programs.
Arts Intermix - EAI serves as a nonprofit resource
for artists' video, offering screenings, preservation, and international media
Museum Berlin - Berlin, Germany - houses a film school, movie theaters
dedicated to artistic and innovative cinema, and the museum's collections
about the history of German cinema.
J. Ackerman's Wide Webbed World - props, pics, celebs, literature,
puns, and puzzles from Dr. Ackula of Famous Monsters and the creator of Vampirella.
Entertainment Museum - cultural institution representing the achievements
of the entertainment arts and the history of Hollywood
Lumière - living museum of the cinema. Programs
include film screenings, exhibitions, and heritage conservation.
and Hardy Museum - dedicated to the comedy team.
Museum of Photography, Film and Television - collection, conservation, bibliographies,
contact addresses, and history of these media.
Filmmuseum - includes information on films,
the research department, library, collections, videos, location and hours,
prices and how to get there.
O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum - 1,700 square-foot museum which
features a large private collection of memorabilia from the epic story. Located
in Jefferson Texas
Screen Movie Museum and Archive - home of the Witch's Dungeon. Nonprofit
classic movie museum, offering monthly showings of classic films.
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updated the 10 May, 2007