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The Academy Film Archive is part of the Academy Foundation, established in 1944 with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ educational and cultural activities, including the preservation of motion picture history. Although the current incarnation of the Academy Film Archive began in 1991, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired its first film in 1929. Located in Hollywood, California at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the Archive has a diverse range of moving image material. The Archive's collection comprises 85,000 titles and 190,000 separate items, including early American cinema, a vast collection of documentary films, filmed and taped interviews, amateur and private home movies of Hollywood legends, makeup and sound test reels, and a wide selection of experimental film, as well as Academy Award-winning films, Academy Award-nominated films, and a complete collection of every Academy Awards show since 1949. Since acquiring the Packard Humanities Institute Collection, the Archive has the world's largest known trailer collection. The Archive is also concerned with the preservation and restoration of films, as well as new technologies and methods of preservation, restoring over 800 titles [1] of historical and artistic importance.

The Academy Film Archive is part of the Academy Foundation, established in 1944 with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ educational and cultural activities, including the preservation of motion picture history. Although the current incarnation of the Academy Film Archive began in 1991, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired its first film in 1929. Located in Hollywood, California at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the Archive has a diverse range of moving image material. The Archive's collection comprises 85,000 titles and 190,000 separate items, including early American cinema, a vast collection of documentary films, filmed and taped interviews, amateur and private home movies of Hollywood legends, makeup and sound test reels, and a wide selection of experimental film, as well as Academy Award-winning films, Academy Award-nominated films, and a complete collection of every Academy Awards show since 1949. Since acquiring the Packard Humanities Institute Collection, the Archive has the world's largest known trailer collection. The Archive is also concerned with the preservation and restoration of films, as well as new technologies and methods of preservation, restoring over 800 titles [1] of historical and artistic importance.

Rare Satchel Paige Color Footage: From the Academy Film Archive

From the Richard Brooks Estate, this rediscovered 16mm film preserved by the Academy Film Archive features rare color footage of the legendary Satchel Paige ...

"A Chili Romance:" From the Academy Film Archive

Surviving footage from the previously lost 1921 silent short film "A Chili Romance," directed by James D. Davis. To learn more about the Academy Film Archive ...

"A Lover's Oath:" From the Academy Film Archive

A surviving fragment of footage from the lost 1925 feature film starring Ramon Navarro, inspired by "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." To learn more about the ...

How Hollywood preserves its treasured films

At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the folks behind the Oscars), archiving thousands of Hollywood's greatest films is one of the most important ...

Academy Film Archive: Guadalajara

This sightseeing tour through Mexico's second largest city circa 1943 includes the central cathedral, governor's palace, church of Santa Monica, museum of ...

Let's Go to the Movies with Patton Oswalt

Follow along as comedian, actor and movie fanatic Patton Oswalt is offered the opportunity to screen any film from the Academy Film Archive, then watches and ...