FILM/TELEVISION

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    News formats and documentary films from 1895: Early actualties, newsreels, television news, information magazines, documentary films, video documents, private and home videos.
    Links to collections from archives, museums, and libraries, from public and private broadcasters as well as from agencies.

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International Portals and Collections

EUROPEAN FILM GATEWAY (EFG) / EUROPEANA

Central access portal to selected films from collections of European film archives. Includes i.a. newsreels and documentary films from 1895 to the present. Over 53’000 films/videos online. MORE SEARCH: Search term, film title, person ♦ Filter: provider, decade, language.
USE: Link to supplier portal ♦ use and copyright depending on provider ♦ In 12 languages.

EU SCREEN / EUROPEANA

News, reports, and newsreels from collections of European archives and television stations. Documents social, economic and cultural developments since 1923. More than 63’000 videos online. MORE SEARCH: Search term Filters: language, decade, topic, genre, country, provider, producer.
USE: Free access ♦ only personal, non-commercial use (see Terms of Use) ♦ account ♦ EN.

FOOTAGE FARM

Historical film recordings on current events, culture, economy, science, and personalities. Includes i.a. newsreels, documentary, educational films. Over 25,000 clips; Some 460 clips freely accessible online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term, time range, country browse: topic, event, person.
USE: Purchase mostly in public domain selection on Youtube Channel (US, UK) free to view EN.

AP ARCHIVE /Associated Press

Film and video archive of the news agency Associated Press. In addition, films from partner companies, i.a. British Movietone newsreels. All topics from 1895 to the present. Over 48,000 clips online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: time range, format (i.a. digitized), partner filter: topics.
USE: Agency (fee-based licenses) ♦ See: Intellectual property ♦ streaming free ♦ EN.

INTERNET ARCHIVE / Film/Video

Newsreels and documentary films from numerous countries since 1895. Includes i.a. Universal Newsreels (1929-1969) and the Prelinger Archives. About 500,000 movies online. MORE SEARCH: Search termFilters: media type, topic, collection, language ♦ Browse: News and & Public Affairs.
USE: Free access download mostly in Public Domain and free use EN.

WOLRD NEWS REELS ONLINE 1929-1966 / ALEXANDER STREET

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USE: Free access ♦ download PDF ♦ print ♦ site language NO.

ICRC AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES

Films and videos from the archive of the International Red Cross. The site documentes activites and the history of the ICRC; wars, conflicts, and natural disasters since 1921. Over 2’300 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search/filters: search term, year, country/region, keyword, person, language.
USE: Free access download after registration ♦ in copyright © ICRC.

MEDITERRANEAN MEMORY (MED-MEM)

Films/videos produced by TV stations from 14 Mediterranean countries. The site documents history, culture, economy, society, and landscapes of the Mediterranean region. Over 4’000 documents online. MORE SEARCH: Search term/filters: topic, collection (provider), date, time range, map.
USE: Free access ♦ no download ♦ EN, FR, AR.

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY / Films

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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN SCREEN / Australia‘s audiovisual heritage online

Newsreels, news films and historical recordings since 1896. The site documents current affairs, history, culture, and society with focus on Australia. About 2’000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term, tags ♦ title A-Z ♦ type of film, decade, location, person, collections (topics).
USE: Free streaming ♦ See Terms and conditions of use and information about each film ♦ EN.

AUSTRIA

AUSTRIAN FILM MUSEUM / Film online

Newsreels, documentary and amateur films. Covers i.a. the period of the Russian Civil War 1918/19, National Socialism in Austria, Austria 1935-37 and the Film City Vienna. MORE SEARCH: Film online: Collections ♦ Browse: filters depending on collection.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no dl ♦ All rights © Österreichisches Filminstitut ♦ DE, EN.

ÖSTERREICHISCHE MEDIATHEK (OeM)

Film, video and audio recordings. Covers current affairs, society, culture, sciences, nature/landscapes, and sports from the beginning of the 20th century. Over 1’700 films online. MORE SEARCH: Österreich am Wort ♦ Adv. search: terms, tags, video ♦ documented topics.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no dl ♦ all documents protected by copyright ♦ DE.

FILMARCHIV AUSTRIA

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BELGIUM

CINEMATHEQUE ROYALE DE BELGIQUE

Newsreels, news and documentary films about history, politics, business, and culture in Belgium. Includes i.a. a collection documenting the First World War. Over 100 historical films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Browse: topical compilations.
USE: Free streaming ♦ see copyright information on Youtube ♦ site languages: NL, FR, DE.

CANADA

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA (LAC) / Youtube

Newsreels and documentary films covering society and history of Canada since the 1910s. Contains a collection of Canadian Army Newsreels 1942-1946. Over 300 films online. MORE SEARCH: Browse collections (topics, film category).
USE: Free for research / personal purposes ♦ other uses, see Copyright Restrictions ♦ EN, FR.

CBC DIGITAL ARCHIVES

Archive of the public broadcasting corporation of Canada CBC/Radio-Canada. Contains, i.a. news and documentary films since 1937 on current affairs, society and culture with focus on Canada. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ categories ♦ browsing.
USE: Streaming free ♦ all content protected by copyrighted ♦ purchase ♦ EN.

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA NFB

Contains, i.a. documentaries and news magazines (Eye Witness) since 1917 on subjects of history, society, culture and nature in Canada. Over 2,000 documentary films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term, categories, period ♦ Browse.
USE: Streaming free ♦ DL for private use (fee-based) ♦ Educational offers for schools ♦ EN.

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DENMARK

DANSK KULTURARV / Film – Video

Danish Heritage is a joint website of Denmarks main cultural institutions. Includes historical recordings, documentaries of the broadcasting company DR and films about art. Over 5,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ filters: time range, institution ♦ sort by title, date.
USE: Free streaming ♦ copyright lies with the provider institutions ♦ DA.

ENGLAND

BBC ARCHIVES

TV and radio broadcasts on history, current events, politics, social developments, culture, and sports in the UK and worldwide. The site has been archived and will no longer be updated. MORE SEARCH: Thematic collections ♦ topics ♦ programs ♦ persons.
USE: Some content only available within GB ♦ free access ♦ all copyrights owned by the BBC ♦ EN.

BRITISH PATHÉ

Actualities, newsreels, documentaries and archival footage on history, current affairs, economy, culture, and sports worldwide. From 1896 to 1990. About 85,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term, license, film group, category (topic), period/date.
USE: Free viewing ♦ purchase ♦ licenses ♦ register ♦ EN.

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS / Films

Comprehensive archive of films from Great Britain and abroad. Documents the two World Wars and all conflicts with the participation of GB and the Commonwealth until today. Over 1’100 movies online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Filters: media/video, creator, period, event, place/country, topic, keyword.
USE: Free viewing ♦ purchase, licenses ♦ in part free license for non-commercial use ♦ EN.

ITN COLLECTION / GETTY IMAGES

Provides i.a. newsreels, documentary and reportage films, and archive footage from various partners: Reuters, ITN, ITV Studios, Fox News and Fox Movietone, UTV and Asian News International. MORE SEARCH: Search term/phrases ♦ Filter: rights, period/date, partner ♦ location ♦ story/clip.
USE: Commercial supplier ♦ free streaming (when preview available) ♦ licenses ♦ EN, FR, ES, DE, ZH.

BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS / The Digital Newsreel Archive

British Movietone war eine der führenden Wochenschauen in Grossbritannien. Sie lief von 1929 bis 1979 in den Kinos, berichtete über das britische u. internationale Geschehen. Gesamter Bestand online. MORE SEARCH: Suchbegriff ♦ Zeitraum, Jahr Jahrzehnt ♦ Setting: veraltet.
USE: Ansicht frei ♦ DL ♦ alle Rechte bei Associated Press ♦ Lizenzen bei AP (see next LINK) ♦ EN.

BRITSH MOVIETONE / Associated Press

British Movietone was one of the leading newsreels in the UK. It was shown in the cinemas from 1929 to 1979. The archive spans the period from 1889 to 1986. Over 48,000 clips online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ partner: British Movietone ♦ date range, topic, person, format.
USE: Free viewing ♦ all rights with Associated Press ♦ purchase/licenses ♦ EN.

COLONIAL FILM / Moving Images of the British Empire

This portal documents by means of newsreels, documentary and feature films society and politics in the British colonies. Includes information on over 6,000 films. More than 150 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term, time range, country ♦ Browse: country/period, topic, producer.
USE: Free access ♦ only non-commercial use ♦ all copyright with suppliers ♦ EN.

EAST ANGLIAN FILM ARCHIVE

Newsreels, news, documentary, private films about history, culture, economy, current events in East Anglia (East England region) from 1895 to 2011. Over 1’000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term (“sequence of words”) ♦ Browse: period/year, location, genre, person, topic.
USE: Free access ♦ no DL ♦ copyrighted: © East Anglian Film Archive ♦ EN.

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FRANCE

INA.fr / Institut National de l’Audiovisuel

National radio and television archives. Includes newsreels and broadcasts of the public radio and television stations from 1933. Offers over 45,000 hours of radio and films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Adv. Search: programs, period, subject dossiers, educational dossiers ♦ app.
USE: Streaming 80% free ♦ Rent and purchase for a fee ♦ FR, DE, EN, PT, ES.

INA MEDIAPRO.com / Institut National de l’Audiovisuel

National radio and television archives. Includes newsreels and broadcasts of the public radio and television stations from 1933. Offers over 45,000 hours of radio and films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Adv. Search: programs, period, subject dossiers, educational dossiers ♦ app.
USE: Streaming 80% free ♦ Rent and purchase for a fee ♦ FR, DE, EN, PT, ES.

CNC Patrimoine / Archives françaises du film du CNC

Contributions by the French partners to the European project EFG1914, which documents the First World War: ECPAD, Musée départemental Alber-Kahn, Archives françaises du film du CNC. MORE SEARCH: Browse per collection (partner) ♦ search for places.
USE: Only personal, non-commercial use ♦ no DL ♦ copyrighted ♦ FR, EN, ES, DE.

ECPAD / Agence d’Images de la Défense

The French army archive has an extensive collection of photos and films. It documents from 1914 wars with French participation and other operations of the army. About 100 films online. MORE SEARCH: Go to Archives: Search terms (tags) ♦ Browse: Collections/vidéo ♦ also Centenaire 14-18.
USE: Free streaming ♦ no download ♦ all rights owned by ECPAD ♦ FR.

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GERMANY

GERMAN FEDERAL ARCHIVES / Digital Film Collection

Newsreels, documentary films and feature films covering the First World War 1914-1918. Newsreels, film magazines, documentaries of the German Federal Republic 1945-1998. Over 3’400 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. Search: search term, time range/year, title ♦ person and locality in films, topic.
USE: Research/streaming free ♦ acquisition of copies/licenses (fee-based) ♦ DE, EN.

FILMPORTAL.DE

Database and documentation platform on German film. Makes also films accessible online, i.a. actualities, newsreels, and documentary films from 1897 by various donor institutions. MORE SEARCH: Title A-Z ♦ keyword ♦ Filter: online, time span, genre, source (institution).
USE: All content protectec by copyright ♦ permission for use on request ♦ DE, EN (in part).

IRELAND

RTÉ ARCHIVES

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USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ all rights with © Istituto Luce-Cinecittà s.r.l . ♦ licenses ♦ IT.

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ITALY

INSTITUTO LUCE / Archivio cinematografico Luce

Newsreels, documentary films and archival footage covering society, politics, history, economy, culture, and sports in Italy and worldwide. From the 1910s. Over 67,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: search term, topic, locality, person (headwords A-Z), period, collection.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ all rights with © Istituto Luce-Cinecittà s.r.l . ♦ licenses ♦ IT.

HOME MOVIES / Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia / on CITTÀ DEGLI ARCHIVE

Amateur films and videos. The collection documents family culture, leisure, sports, working world, social life, landscapes and places throughout Italy. From the 1920s-1980s. MORE SEARCH: Ricerca negli archivi: Search term ♦ or Genere: film di famiglia ♦ Browse.
USE: Freey streaming ♦ no DL ♦ all rights reserved © Archivio nazionale del film di famiglia ♦ IT.

JAPAN

NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Portal of the NHK. Includes the newsreel Japan News of the war and post-war periods from 1940 as well as television news. Documents society, culture, history and current affairs in Japan. MORE SEARCH: Go to ニ ュ ー ス 映像 (Newsvideo) ♦ Browse: Decade, Year ♦ Keyword search.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ all rights owned by NHK ♦ Language: JA.

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NEW ZEALAND

NZ ON SCREEN

Film, television and video documents focusing on New Zealand. Contains i.a. newsreels, documentaries, TV news on current affairs, society and culture from the 1910s. Over 2,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Browse: categories/decades, collections.
USE: Only for personal use ♦ no DL ♦ all content copyrighted ♦ register ♦ EN.

ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND / Audio Visual Archives / National Film Unit Collection

Newsreels, documentary and promotional films produced by the public National Film Unit (NFU) between 1941 and 1990. Focus on New Zealand. About 160 films online. MORE SEARCH: View Films: Films A-Z/No. of newsreel ♦ Search in total holdings (mostly not online).
USE: Free streaming ♦ no DL ♦ Protected by copyright ♦ request for use ♦ EN.

NGÃ TAONGA SUND & VISION

Films, TV programs and videos from 1895: Early actualities, newsreels, documentary films focusing on New Zealand: current affairs, everyday life, nature, and culture. Over 1’800 films online. MORE SEARCH: Term/filter: media type, time, place of prod. genre, online ♦ (Click Hyde filter & update search).
USE: Free streaming ♦ no DL ♦ Protected by copyright ♦ request for use ♦ EN.

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NETHERLANDS

EYE FILMMUSEUM

Feature and documentary films from 1896. Documents society, history, politics and the culture of the Netherlands as well as her presence in the Dutch East Indies. About 400 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search and watch/subcollection/film fragment ♦ or: film history nl: search term, period.
USE: Free streaming ♦ no download ♦ no copyright information ♦ NL, EN.

NORWAY

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NORWAY (Nasjonalbibliotheket)

Documentary films, a few newsreels, advertising films and TV documentaries on history, society, economy, culture, everyday life and sports in Norway from 1903. About 700 films online. MORE SEARCH: Click on Avansert søk/film ♦ Search term, exclude terms, title, time span, director, language.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ no copyright information ♦ NO, EN.

FILMAVISEN / NRK.NO

Archive of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK. Contains, i.a., the newsreel Filmavisen, which ran from 1941 to 1963 in Norwegian cinemas. This collection is not complete. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Browse: year, issue, individual news item.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no download ♦ all rights with the NRK ♦ NO.

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PORTUGAL

CINEMATECA PORTUGUESA / Cinemateca digital

Early actualities, newsreels and documentaries. Covering history, everyday life, culture, localities and landscapes in Portugal as well as in her former colonies. About 470 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term (also year) ♦ Browse all movies/videos ♦ no full screen.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no dl ♦ for personal use/education ♦ Other use on request ♦ PT.

RUSSIA / USSR

NET-FILM

Russian agency with extensive offer of films since 1896: Soviet and Germen newsreels, TV magazines, documentary films focusing on the Soviet Union / Russia. Over 25,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Filter (Edit settings): film types, year, topics.
USE: Streaming free ♦ purchase of licenses ♦ Individuals: purchase of copies ♦ RU, EN.

SCOTLAND

MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE / National Library of Scotland

Actualities, newsreels, documentary and news films, amateur films. Covers current affairs, history, everyday life, economy, and culture in Scotland from 1895. Over 1,900 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Search Options: i.a. title, director ♦ Filter: year, locality, topic, genre, other.
USE: Streaming free ♦ for private viewing only ♦ copyrighted ♦ request copy/license ♦ EN.

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SPAIN

FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA / Rtve.es

Contains i.a. the Spanish newsreel NO-DO (1943-1981) as well as actualities and documentary films on history, society and culture in Spain since 1896. More than 6’500 films online. MORE SEARCH: Collections ♦ search term, year, month ♦ For NO-DO: no./edition, time span.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ all rights reserved © Rtve.es ♦ Site language: ES.

SWEDEN

FILMARKIVET.SE / Swedish Film Institute, National Library of Sweden

Actualities, newsreels, documentary, television and amateur films from 1897. Covers history, current affairs, society, landscapes, and culture in Sweden. Over 1’200 films online. MORE SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term, title, person, locality/city, time span, movies A-Z, categories, topics.
USE: Free streaming ♦ rights owned by the Swedish Film Institute, National Library of Sweden ♦ SV.

DIGITALTMUSEUM

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SWITZERLAND

MEMOBASE / Memoriav

Research portal and central access to audiovisual cultural objects in Switzerland. Covers, i.a., Schweizer Filmwochenschau, TV broadcasts, documentary films/videos. Over 8,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Filter: type (film/video/TV), Access: online, period, person, collection, other.
USE: Streaming free on Memobase/Institution ♦ Rights depending on collection/institution ♦ DE, FR, IT.

SCHWEIZER FILMWOCHENSCHAU / MEMOBASE / Memoriav

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RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE (RTS) / les archives de la RTS

Television and radio broadcasts of the public broadcasting corporation of French-speaking Switzerland since the 1930s. Contains i.a. important information magazines. Over 80,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Filter: content type (video), decade, title A-Z, topic ♦ dossiers.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no download ♦ all content protected by copyright © RTS ♦ FR.

NOTREHISTOIRE.CH

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LANOSTRASTORIA.CH

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NOSSAISTORGIA.CH

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING (AAPB)

Archive of public radio and television stations in the United States of America. Contains radio and television broadcasts from all states since 1946. Over 12,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Media Type, period/year, organization/state ♦ Browse topics.
USE: Partially only on site at WGBH in Boston/Library of Congress ♦ © see Rights per film ♦ EN.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / Film, Video

Actualities and documentary films on current affairs, history, society, politics, technology, everyday life and culture. Focus on USA and the period 1894 to 1930. Over 1’100 films online (until 1999). MORE SEARCH: Search term+Films, Videos ♦ Filters: time span/year, subject, others ♦ Browse collections.
USE: Streaming free ♦ Dl for pers./ educational/scientific use ♦ see Rights & Access ♦ EN.

MOVING IMAGE RESEARCH COLLECTION (MIRC) / University of South Carolina

Contains i.a. Fox Movietone News footage and newsreels, local television news, historical recordings, and documentary films on current affairs, history, culture, science. Over 8,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Digital Video Repository: Search terms, collection, title, date/date span, topics ♦ Browse.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ protected by copyright, mostly © MIRC ♦ licenses ♦ EN.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES (NARA)

Newsreels, army films, historical and documentary films on politics, current affairs, culture, technology and sciences in the US and worldwide. About 20,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Media Type: Moving Images ♦ Names, date/period, author, archive, other.
USE: Free viewing ♦ DL, Formats: MP4; WMV; JPG ♦ predominantly in public domain ♦ EN.

UCLA Film and Television Archive / University of California, Los Angeles

Contains, i.a., Hearst Metrotone News newsreels, television news, documentaries. Covers current affairs, focusing on Los Angeles and the USA since the 1940s. Over 300 films online. MORE SEARCH: Browse collections, topics ♦ Overview on YouTube Channel.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ protected by copyright © UCLA ♦ licenses ♦ EN.

STATE LIBRARY AND ARACHIVES OF FLORIDA / Florida Memory

Contains news and documentary videos focusing on Florida since 1916 until the 1980s. Covers topics like politics, economy, culture, nature and sport. About 280 movies online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Browse topics.
USE: Streaming ♦ Download MP4 ♦ for © see Disclaimer and Copyright Information ♦ EN.

TEXAS ARCHIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE (TAMI)

Contains, i.a., documentary, educational, government, amateur films, and home movies with a focus on Texas: current affairs, history, society, culture, and landscapes from 1900. About 4,000 films online. MORE SEARCH: Search term ♦ Browse collections ♦ Filter: film type, locality, decade ♦ curated collections.
USE: Streaming free ♦ no DL ♦ no information regarding copyright ♦ site language EN.

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VORLAGESCHEMA

TITEL DES LINKS

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