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The Film Department in the Bundesarchiv – Film Access

It is one of the Bundesarchiv’s core tasks to make archival material accessible. Everyone is entitled to use archival footage held by the Bundesarchiv. The fees and expenses for the use of the film vary depending on the type of use and purpose of use. Answering simple enquiries and viewing film related materials are usually free of charge.

The core collections consist of:

  • Films of the period between 1930 and 1945
  • Newsreels after 1945
  • Films produced in the former GDR
  • Films commissioned by state authorities
  • Films funded by the German Federal Film Fund (legal deposit)

Furthermore, the Bundesarchiv collects film related materials in order to document the reception and production of the German film heritage. The film related materials include:

  • Distribution catalogues
  • Film programs
  • Photos
  • Posters
  • Screenplays
  • Censorship cards
Black and white image collage: A globe, in front of it the lettering "World in Film"
Welt im Film Titel WIF 40 1946 32155
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Portrair Sandra Ladwig
Sandra Ladwig

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Portrait Beatrix Haußmann
Beatrix Haußmann

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