Lost Films is a new online project that collects and documents film titles believed to be missing. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Association, it is a collaborative effort by film societies in Germany, France, Poland, New Zealand and other countries. The archive currently contains over 3500 lost films. By using this portal, it is hoped that many films can be identified by the public through crowdsourcing. Members can submit film titles, video clips and images from unknown movies, or add and update information to ones already uploaded.
The Lost Films contributor page lists the following ways the public can help with:
1. Do you have film titles you can add to the archive
Members can submit titles of films known, or believed to be lost, not yet listed in the archive.
2. Do you have documents related to films titles already in the archive?
Members can submit documents in digital format to supplement existing titles.
3. Do you have a film you can not identify
Members can post pictures or video clips of unknown or unidentified films.