Preserved Projects

Film Archive

To date, the Academy’s active preservation program has preserved over 1,100 films. This list is updated on a quarterly basis. Download the full excel sheet.

In 2007, the Academy began embarking on a comprehensive project to digitize and conserve thousands of videotape elements in the Archive’s collection. Download the list of videotapes that have been digitized and conserved.

BURDEN OF DREAMS
Release Year:
1982
Preserved Year:
1999
Filmmaker(s)
Les Blank, Les Blank, Maureen Gosling

Categories
Documentary

BUSY LITTLE BEARS
Release Year:
1939
Preserved Year:
2013

Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Winner
Partners
UCLA Film and Television Archive

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
Release Year:
1969
Preserved Year:
1998
Filmmaker(s)
George Roy Hill

Categories
Buddy, Western
Awards
Best Picture Nominee, Cinematography Winner, Cinematography Winner, Music (Scoring) Winner, Music (Song) Winner, Sound Nominee, Writing Winner
Partners
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (1994- )

BY THE LAKE
Release Year:
1986
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Chick Strand

Categories
Experimental

BY THE SEA
Release Year:
1963
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
Robert Abel, Pat O'Neill

Categories
Experimental
Partners
O'Neill, Pat

CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN BEGINNING
Release Year:
1948
Filmmaker(s)
Cecil B. DeMille

Categories
Documentary

CALLING ALL WORKERS
Release Year:
1941
Preserved Year:
2009

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection

CALYPSO'S CLOAK
Release Year:
1987
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
James Otis

Categories
Experimental

CAMERA THRILLS
Release Year:
1935
Preserved Year:
2012

Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Nominee
Partners
Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (1978- )

CANADA CARRIES ON / WOMEN ARE WARRIORS
Release Year:
1942
Preserved Year:
2008
Filmmaker(s)
Stanley Hawes, Jane Marsh

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection

CANNIBAL ORGY, OR THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD
Release Year:
1968
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Jack Hill

Categories
Horror

CANNOT EXIST
Release Year:
1994
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

THE CARDINAL
Release Year:
1963
Filmmaker(s)
Otto Preminger

Categories
Historical, Religious
Awards
Actor Supporting Role Nominee, Art Direction Nominee, Art Direction Nominee, Costume Design Nominee, Directing Nominee, Film Editing Nominee

CARNIVAL
Release Year:
1955
Preserved Year:
2014
Filmmaker(s)
Don Bevis

CARNIVAL OF SOULS
Release Year:
1962
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Herk Harvey

Categories
Horror

CARRIAGE TRADE
Release Year:
1971
Preserved Year:
1998
Filmmaker(s)
Warren Sonbert

Categories
Experimental
Partners
Estate Project for Artists with AIDS

CARTOON LE MOUSSE
Release Year:
1979
Preserved Year:
2009
Filmmaker(s)
Chick Strand

Categories
Experimental
Partners
National Film Preservation Foundation (1997- ), Pacific Film Archive

CASALS CONDUCTS: 1964
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Lawrence Sturhahn

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Winner

CASTRO STREET
Release Year:
1966
Preserved Year:
2000
Filmmaker(s)
Bruce Baillie

Partners
Pacific Film Archive

CATFILM FOR KATY AND CYNNIE
Release Year:
1973
Preserved Year:
2011
Filmmaker(s)
Standish D. Lawder

Categories
Experimental

CAT'S CRADLE
Release Year:
1959
Preserved Year:
2006
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

CAVALCADE
Release Year:
1933
Preserved Year:
2002
Filmmaker(s)
Frank Lloyd

Categories
Drama, Historical
Awards
Actress Leading Role Nominee, Art Direction Winner, Art Direction Winner, Directing Winner
Partners
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (1994- )

CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT
Release Year:
1952
Preserved Year:
1999
Filmmaker(s)
John Whitney

Categories
Experimental

C'ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST
Release Year:
1968
Filmmaker(s)
Sergio Leone

Categories
Western
Partners
Film Foundation

CHAGALL
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
2008
Filmmaker(s)
Lauro Venturi

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Documentary Short Winner

THE CHAIR
Release Year:
1962
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker, Gregory Shuker

Categories
Documentary
Partners
Film Foundation

THE CHANCE MARKET
Release Year:
1916
Preserved Year:
2010
Filmmaker(s)
King Baggot

Categories
Drama, Romance

CHARULATA
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
1996
Filmmaker(s)
Satyajit Ray

Categories
Drama
Partners
Film Foundation, Merchant and Ivory Foundation

CHASSE DES TOUCHES
Release Year:
1959
Preserved Year:
2000
Filmmaker(s)
Hy Hirsh

Categories
Experimental
Collection
Preserved Film - Iota Center Collecton
Partners
iotaCenter (1994- ), National Film Preservation Foundation (1997- )

CHERRY YOGURT
Release Year:
1963
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Bruce Baillie

CHICAGO LOOP
Release Year:
1976
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
James Benning

Categories
Experimental
Partners
Austrian Film Museum

CHICKEN REAL
Release Year:
1970
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Les Blank

CHILDREN WITHOUT
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Charles Guggenheim

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Documentary Short Nominee

CHINA INVADED
Release Year:
1938
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
George A. Fitch

Categories
Documentary
Partners
Visual Communications (1970- )

CHINESE SERIES
Release Year:
2003
Preserved Year:
2009
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

CHOPPERS
Release Year:
1976
Preserved Year:
2011
Filmmaker(s)
Chris Langdon

Categories
Experimental

A CHRISTMAS GIFT
Release Year:
1980
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Will Vinton

CHRISTOPHER TREE
Release Year:
1968
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Les Blank

Categories
Documentary

CHROMESTHETIC RESPONSE
Release Year:
1988
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Scott Stark

Categories
Experimental

CHRONICLES OF A LYING SPIRIT BY KELLY GABRON
Release Year:
1992
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Cauleen Smith

Categories
Experimental

CINDERELLA
Release Year:
1986
Preserved Year:
2017
Filmmaker(s)
Ericka Beckman

Categories
Experimental

THE CINEMATOGRAPHER
Release Year:
1951
Preserved Year:
2012

Categories
Documentary

CIRCLES [ABSTRACT VERSION]
Release Year:
1933
Preserved Year:
2000
Filmmaker(s)
Oskar Fischinger

CIRCLES [TOLIRAG VERSION]
Release Year:
1934
Preserved Year:
2000
Filmmaker(s)
Oskar Fischinger

THE CIRCUS
Release Year:
1928
Preserved Year:
2002
Filmmaker(s)
Charles Chaplin

Categories
Comedy
Awards
Special Award
Partners
Association Chaplin, L'Imaginne Ritrovatto

CITY FINAL [ -- EXCERPTS. HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST IN 1957]
Release Year:
1957
Preserved Year:
2002

Categories
News

CITY HARVEST
Release Year:
1943
Preserved Year:
2013

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection

CITY OF WAX
Release Year:
1934
Preserved Year:
2007

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Winner
Partners
UCLA Film and Television Archive

CITY STREAMING
Release Year:
1990
Preserved Year:
2015
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

CITY THRONGS CHEER FALL OF GERMANY
Release Year:
1945
Preserved Year:
2012

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection