National Film Archives
The National Film Archive (NFA) is a Czech film archive that was established in 1943. Thus, it is one of the oldest film archives in the world. Since 1946, The NFA has been a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). In 1997, it became a founding member of the Association of European Film Archives and Cinematheques (ACE).
After its founding in 1943, the NFA changed its name and organizational structure several times before it finally became a state grant-aided organization named “National Film Archives” in 1992.
The main mission of the NFA is to preserve cinematic heritage, to further public understanding, and to facilitate the development of the Czech audio-visual industry and film culture. Therefore, apart from its archival role, it also manages Czech films and is engaged in scientific and publishing activities, exhibitions, the promotion of film heritage, and the support of contemporary Czech cinema. The NFA is also involved in major digitization projects.The NFA holds more than 150 million metres of film, more than 500,000 photos, over 30,000 posters, and 100,000 promotional materials.
Malešická 12, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic
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Type of organisation
- Government/State organisation
Author(s) of this page
- Kůželová, Michaela
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Národní filmový archiv. 2016. "Národní filmový archiv." Accessed August 1. http://nfa.cz/cz/o-nas/nfa/.