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The MIDAS project, which initiated filmarchives online, is supported by 18 institutions under the direction of the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF. Here you can find general information about the participating institutions, their tasks and aims, their collections and projects.

British Film Institute (BFI)

The British Film Institute was founded in 1933 and is one of the largest film archives in the world, including more than 150,000 films and 600,000 television programmes.

CINEMATEK - Royal Belgian Film Archive (CRB)

In 1938 by Henri Storck, André Thirifays and Pierre Vermeylen founded The Royal Belgian Filmarchive (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique), now called CINEMATEK. Ever since it has been preserving a collection of films with a permanent esthetical, technical and historical value.

Cineteca del Comune di Bologna (CCB)

The archive of Cineteca del Comune di Bologna holds more than 18.000 films and is an internationally recognized center for film preservation and restoration.

DEFA Stiftung

DEFA Foundation stocks include the entire cinematic production of the East German DEFA film studios and further oral history documents of contemporary witnesses.

Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (SDK)

Since its establishment in 1963, the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen has indexed everything related to film history and technology, cinema and television. In its archive the Deutsche Kinemathek has some 12,000 German and foreign silent and sound films .

Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF

Founded in 1949, the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF is the oldest institute for film studies in Germany and also one of Germany’s largest cinematic institutions.

Fondazione Cineteca Italiana (FCI)

The Fondazione Cineteca Italiana has a stock of some 20,000 films from all over the world, from the origins of cinema until nowadays.

IWF Knowledge and Media

IWF gGmbH i.L.’s Media Transferred to German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)

LICHTSPIEL - Kinemathek Bern (LS)

Since 2000, the Lichtspiel association is building up an archive for local film work and cinema history, based on the cinematographic collection of the Bernese cinema technician Walter A. Ritschard.

Lithuanian Central State Archive (LCVA)

Lietuvos Centrinis Valstybės Archyvas, the Lithuanian Central State Archive, is the biggest one within the state archival service. It comes under jurisdiction of the Lithuanian Archives Department at the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. The main mission of its activity is collecting and safeguarding of paper based and audiovisual documents to future generations, providing permanent public access to its collections.

Magyar Nemzeti Filmarchívum (MNFA)

Magyar Nemzeti Filmarchívum (Hungarian National Film Archive) is tracing back to a plan of Béla Balázs. The Archive has the most extensive film collection in Hungary.

Národní filmový archiv (NFA)

Founded in 1943, Národní filmový archiv is one of the largest film archives in the world. The basis of the collections are national productions, an exceptional high amount of silent feature films among them.

eye Film Institute Netherlands

The Nederlands Filmmuseum, which is contributing catalogue data to filmarchives online underwent a merger with Holland Film, the Netherlands Institute for Film Education and the Filmbank. On December 31, 2009, the four institutions pooled their resources to form a new organization under the name eye Film Institute Netherlands. With this merger, the Dutch film world has gained a sector-wide umbrella institute that works to support national cinema culture.

Nasjonalbiblioteket (NB)

The National Library of Norway is responsible for collecting, preserving and restoring the Norwegian film heritage in order to make it available for research and documentation. Its collections include more than 21.000 titles of different formats, genres and origins.
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The Cologne-based website is the only platform world-wide that enables a complete digital submission process for buyers and sellers, film festivals and film archives.

Slovenska kinoteka (SK)

The Slovenska kinoteka is a young institution forming a collection of fundamental works of the history of world cinema.

Tainiothiki tis Ellados (TTE)

Founded in 1950 in Athens, the Greek Film Archive is holding the largest and most important film collection in Greece.