Reference: Library and Archives Canada Launches the Canadian Feature Film Index
In order to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [celebrated on October 27, 2011], Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to launch the Canadian Feature Film Index database. This is one component of how LAC wishes to acknowledge this international day of recognition of audiovisual documents and their importance in society’s evolution.
The Canadian Feature Film Index, created as a printed index in 1972, is now available as an online database. This research tool provides information on over 4,300 Canadian feature films produced from 1913 to 2009. Selected entries include images of movie posters from LAC’s holdings. Additions to the database will include entries for post-2009 films. Funding of this project was received through the Preservation and Access Component of the Canadian Feature Film Policy which is administered by Canadian Heritage.
“This database is an important resource for filmmakers, students and researchers, as well as those who are interested in Canada’s cinematic history. It ensures that this key part of Canada’s documentary and cultural heritage is accessible to everyone,” said Daniel J. Caron, Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
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