May 7, 2021

Reference: Library and Archives Canada Launches the Canadian Feature Film Index

From a Library and Archives Canada News Release: 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 […]

UK: BFI's New £12m Film Storage Facility to Preserve Britain's Reel History

From The Guardian: The store has been built on a nuclear bunker site deep in the Warwickshire countryside and will be capable of holding more than 450,000 cans of the nation’s film – everything from Hitchcock to Ealing to Carry On. Robin Baker, head curator of the BFI national archive, said it was an important […]

Film Find: "Rare Alfred Hitchcock Film Footage Uncovered"

From the BBC: The British director was 24 when he made the 1923 silent film, The White Shadow. The three reels were found among some unidentified American nitrate prints, which were left at the New Zealand Film Archive in 1989. [Clip] David Sterritt, chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, called the find “one […]

New Federated Search Tool Provides Access to Records From the Online Catalogues of Ten UK Film Archives

From a British Universities Film & Video Council Blog Post: The data from some of the major national and regional film archives in the UK can now be searched through an integrated engine currently in beta test phase under the name Your Film Archives. Funded by DCMS, it includes content from Amber Films, BFI National […]

New and Cool: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Production Art Database

A new searchable treasure chest for researchers, students, and fans direct from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar people). Access is free for all users. We hope AMPAS will continue to digitize and add material to it. From AMPAS: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library today […]

Recently Released: Canadian Feature Film Database

From Library and Archives Canada Cost: Free Direct to Database Web Site The Canadian Feature Film Database is based on the printed Index (Canadian Feature Film Index) begun in 1972. The Database based on the Index: compiles the principal credits of every Canadian feature film from 1913 to 2009 establishes a list of Canadian feature […]

"BoxOffice" Continues to Expand Its Free Digital Archive of Archived Issues; Nearly 3000 Issues of the Film Industry Trade Pub Available

Curt Hopkins at ReadWriteWeb reports that BoxOffice, one of the film industry’s long time trade publications, currently provides an archive back 91 years with about 3,000 digitized issues online and more are being added weekly. Access is free. From the Article: BoxOffice has been publishing movie news since its beginning in 1920 and continues today. […]