Archive Partners

The Austrian Film Museum is member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF) and the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE).

FIAF - International Federation of Film Archives

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing films both as cultural heritage and as historical documents. Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives whose purpose has always been to ensure the proper preservation and showing of motion pictures. Today, more than 170 archives in 79 countries collect, restore, and exhibit films and cinema documentation spanning the entire history of film. After over 80 years of experience in this field, FIAF has grown to be the most important global network of cinematheques and film archives.

>> Forever Film. 80 Years of International Film Archives

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Association des Cinémathèques Européennes
The Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) is an affiliation of 49 European national and regional film archives. Its role is to safeguard the European film heritage and make these rich audiovisual records collected and preserved by the various film archives accessible to the public. ACE's main aims are to guarantee the survival of the European film heritage and to ensure and enhance its continuing visibility on the cinema screen as well as through digital technologies.

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The Austrian Film Museum is also a member of Medien Archive Austria (MAA), the interest group of Austrian audiovisual archives, and an associate member of the European Rural History Film Association (ERHFA).

Preservation and Digitization Partners

Our strategy for the preservation and development of our digital film heritage is a hybrid approach. It entails both, the preservation of the original analog film element, which, as museum object in its own right, is a sustainable carrier of "dense" information; as well as the digitization of such original film elements, thus ensuring that otherwise inaccessible content can be made accessible to a broad public. For more information on our projects and collaborations with filmmakers, estate holders, research institutes, and film technology laboratories, please click here.