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From the Archives

Unique Collection of Censorship Material Back Online

More than 16.500 digitised film-censorship related documents from Austria, Czechoslovakia and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s are now available in a specially created online repository, which will become searchable and accessible via the EFG and Europeana portal later this year. This unique collection, originally assembled some years ago in the framework of the EU-project COLLATE, features e.g. censorship cards, contemporary press articles as well as title and dialogue lists. The documents do not only illustrate well-known cases of censorship such as “Battleship Potemkin” or “All Quiet on the Western Front” but also provide valuable information about less famous films or film works that are now considered lost.


Welcome to the EFG

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the European Film Gateway! Currently, the portal gives access to about 500,000 film-historical documents, images and films. Discover early shorts by great masters like Rossellini, Antonioni or Carl Theodor Dreyer, rare books and colourful laterna magica slides from the pre-cinema era alongside beautiful film posters and stills illustrating over 100 years of European film history.


In Brief

From 4 August to 25 September, the Hungarian National Film Archive is showcasing some of the most beautiful film stills and posters from the collections it has made available via the EFG in an exhibition at...

On 14 August, after 1,5 years of extensive reconstruction, the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main, will again open its doors to the public. The museum, which is managed by the Deutsches Filminstitut, now features a completely redesigned permanent exhibition, a modernised cinema and a new educational workshop area with a small film studio.

The Danish Film Institute has added a beautiful section to its website presenting facts on and collections available on the European Film Gateway. To find out more about their collections delivered to EFG, please click here.


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