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More than 120 years of German film history can be found at the Federal Archives.

The audio-visual holding of the Federal Archives comprises over 340.000 films on different analogue media and in digital form. The collection of films is accompanied by documents on film history, which record and demonstrate the creation and reception of individual productions.

The following film materials represent special areas of focus:

  • Film materials from the early years of cinema since 1895
  • Films from the period between 1930 and 1945
  • Weekly newsreels after 1945
  • Films produced in the GDR
  • Productions commissioned by the federal authorities
  • Films supported by funds of the Federal Republic of Germany

The holdings of film-related materials include:

  • Distribution catalogues
  • Programs
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Scripts
  • Censorship and permit documents

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Portrair Sandra Ladwig
Portrair Sandra Ladwig
Sandra Ladwig

sandra [dot] ladwig [at] bundesarchiv [dot] de

Portrait Beatrix Haußmann
Portrait Beatrix Haußmann
Beatrix Haußmann

b [dot] haussmann [at] bundesarchiv [dot] de

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DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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