AMIA Institutional Members
The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)
AGFA is one of the largest collections of its kind, mainly focusing on the exploitation era of independent cinema – the 1960s through the 1980s. With over 3,200 35mm prints, the archive reflects the rebel spirit of the movies themselves. AGFA exists to raise awareness of the importance of genre cinema through collection, conservation, and exhibition.
Anthology Film Archives
New York, NY
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
The Archives of American Art holds about 8500 archival films and videos that provide a record of art, artists, exhibitions, and events. Some are works of art themselves. Our goal is to manage and preserve these unique resources, and to enhance access through digital reformatting and online archival description.
Archives of Ontario
Toronto, ON, Canada
The Archives of Ontario collects audio, video, and motion picture film material related to Ontario’s history. The holdings include Ontario government film productions, royal commission proceedings, and legislative assembly broadcasts, as well as amateur films, corporate productions, broadcast recordings, and oral history interviews from the private sector.
Asian Film Archive
The Asian Film Archive (AFA) aspires to be an Asian film hub, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry through film preservation, organised screenings, educational, and cultural programmes that open and enrich new intellectual, educational, and creative spaces to promote a wider critical appreciation of Asian film.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS develops, maintains and preserves a collection that promotes an understanding of Indigenous Australians, past and present. This includes a film collection containing more than 4,000 video titles and 830 film titles (over 6 million feet of motion picture film), a pictorial collection of over 660,000 photographs, approximately 40,000 hours of sound recordings and a books, printed materials, manuscript, rare books & serials collection.
Austrian Film Museum
The Film Museum is a specific exhibition space (film as a time-based event, the experience of a performative act), a collection site and archive (film as an artefact, as local and global memory), a research and study centre, as well as a place for public debate and reflection (film as a nodal point of discourse on culture and society).
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
San Francisco, CA
BAVC’s Preservation Department works with museums, independent artists/ mediamakers and cultural institutions around the world to remaster, transfer, and archive seminal creative and historical works on video and audio tape. BAVC rigorously maintains endangered analog equipment in order to provide high quality transfers to preservation standard formats.
British Film Institute
London, United Kingdom
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EYE is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage. EYE houses an internationally renowned collection, from the very first silent films dating from the late 19th century, up to the latest contemporary digital productions. The collection is the source of inspiration for the museum's film programmes, exhibitions and events.
Film Studies Center, University of Chicago
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
The Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive educational film collections. The archive contains more than 100,000 items spanning nearly 80 years of film, television and video production, including many rare and last-remaining copies of influential 20th-century works.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
New York, NY
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Audio & Moving Image Archive is the world's largest media collection devoted entirely to dance. Located at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (NYPL), we collect existing audio and moving image documents, as well as create our own archival video recordings and oral histories. Our entire collection is searchable via the main NYPL research catalog at catalog.nypl.org.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president. It is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. In all, the Library collection includes 1.5 million feet of motion picture film (1910-present) and 5,000 video tapes (1958-present).
Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive
Comprehensive collection of political commercials and related materials available for academic and professional use.
Library of Congress
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina
In support of the mission of the University of South Carolina, MIRC preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry, making them available to present and future audiences.
National Archives of Australia
Canberra, A.C.T., Australia
The National Archives of Australia (NAA), an executive agency of the Australian Government, has its national office in Canberra, and has offices in every state capital city.The Sydney Office holds over 25 kilometres of audio-visual material including material from the ABC, Screen Australia, and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
The National Center for Jewish Film
National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s ‘living archive’ – collecting, preserving and sharing our audiovisual heritage: 2.1 million items spanning over 100 years of creative production in film, sound, and broadcast.
National Film Preservation Foundation
San Francisco, CA
The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. We offer to public and nonprofit institutions a variety of grants supporting the preservation and public access of American orphan films.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Hilversum, The Netherlands
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public. In addition, we develop and disseminate knowledge in the area of audiovisual archiving, digitization and media history.
New York University, The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, Cinema Studies Department
New York, NY
The Master of Arts degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation is a 2-year course of study that trains future professionals to manage, preserve, and make accessible collections of film, video, and digital works, including new media.
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch
The New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Nga Taonga Whitiahua Me Nga Taonga Korero (known as Nga Taonga Sound and Vision) is a sound and moving image archive. It was formed in 2014 by the amalgamation of the former New Zealand Film Archive, Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero and TVNZ Archive to create a national audiovisual archive.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Founded in 1973, the nonprofit Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) serves institutions and individuals nationwide. NEDCC provides conservation and digitization for books, photographs, and other collection materials, and digitization of audio media using traditional and optical-scanning technologies. NEDCC provides training on care and preservation of AV collections.
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta. The PAA acquires, preserves and makes available for research the private and government records of provincial significance. The collection at the PAA includes documents, parchments, manuscripts, records, books, maps, plans, photographs, and magnetic tapes.
San Francisco Bay Area TV Archive
San Francisco, CA
We preserve much of the Bay Area’s rich television news and documentary heritage on film and video, covering mostly 1955-2000. This unique broadcast material is being made available to view online in DIVA, SF State University’s digital information virtual archive.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
John M. Flaxman Library
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive is the world’s largest collection of Jewish documentary film footage. It was founded by the Hebrew University’s Institute of Contemporary Jewry in 1972 and is jointly administered with the World Zionist Organization. The vaults contain material shot in Israel before and after the establishment of the State in 1948, motion picture records of many Jewish communities in the Diaspora and two special collections relating to the Holocaust.
Texas Archive of the Moving Image
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to discovering, preserving, making accessible, and educating the community about Texas moving image history. Working with individuals and institutions across Texas, TAMI has digitized thousands of moving images and provides access to those materials at www.TexasArchive.org.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Los Angeles, CA
A unique resource for media study, the Archive is one of the largest repositories of moving image materials in the world—more than 400,000 holdings. The Archive is renowned for its moving image restoration efforts and many of its important projects are invited to screen at prestigious venues and festivals around the globe
UC Santa Barbara
Department of Film and Media Studies
United Nations - Department of Public Information
Multimedia Resources Unit, Audiovisual Library
New York, NY
The UN Department of Public Information's Audiovisual Library provides access to and preserves the audiovisual archives from over 70 years of the history of the Organization. The AV Library makes the audio, film and video collections widely accessible to broadcasters, producers, governments, non-governmental organizations, researchers and civil society at large. We also aim to support audiovisual productions and foster public understanding of the United Nations and its goals.
University of Amsterdam, MA Heritage Studies: Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image
The MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (established 2003) provides academic study and professional training in all aspects of the archiving, preservation, and curation/programming of audiovisual materials, including film, television and (new) media art. The program closely collaborates with local heritage institutions and maintains an international network.
Washington University Film & Media Archive
St. Louis, MO
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University
The film/video department in this multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center presents nearly 200 screenings each year in all film and video formats, and representing all eras, genres, and practices, frequently with filmmakers, critics, or historians introducing screenings. The Film/Video Studio Program provides in-kind post-production support to approximately 25 artists per year.
Yale Film Study Center
New Haven, CT
The Yale Film Study Center is at the heart of the film community at Yale University. Founded in 1982, the FSC is active in film preservation, presents free film screenings from its collection, and circulates its extensive video collection to faculty and students throughout the year.