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27 Jul 2011

European Film Gateway Portal is Online

You are invited to discover the wealth of Europe's film heritage. ...


20 Jan 2011

Tracing the History of Danish Film

Danish Film Institute has launched Danish Film History by Peter Schepelern, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen. ...


17 Mar 2009

About EFG

Aim of the EFG project is to build a web portal with direct access to over 700.000 objects including films, photos, posters, drawings, sound and text material. The project started with an inaugural meeting on 21 September 2008 bringing together representatives from the 20 partner institutions, including 14 film archives and cinémathèques of the EFG consortium. Working groups were formed to tackle the main challenges of the three year project:


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 Currently, the portal gives access to about 500,000 film-historical documents, images and films.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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