Academy Film Archive

Film Archivist
Film archivist Oscar's Most Wanted Preserved film A still of a film from the collection

Explore the Collections

  • War Film Collection

    The War Film Collection encompasses films, photos and significant documents from the World War II era and spotlights the Academy and Hollywood's involvement in the war effort.


  • Cecil B. DeMille Collection

    The Cecil B. DeMille Collection includes the legendary filmmaker’s own prints of almost all the films he directed and produced as well as home movies, behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and test footage.


  • The Jim Henson Collection

    The Jim Henson Collection contains the film work of Jim Henson (1936–1990) and the Jim Henson Company from Henson’s start in the 1950s through the company’s recent productions.


  • The Saul Bass Collection

    The Saul Bass Collection consists of title sequences, logo designs, commercials, short films and television work by the legendary designer and filmmaker.


Preserved Films


New Zealand Project

The Academy and four other silent film archives are supervising the preservation work of 75 recently discovered titles from the New Zealand Film Archive’s vaults.

See list of films

Preserved Titles

The Academy’s talented archivists have preserved over 600 films in the course of ten years, including “All About Eve,” pictured above.

See a complete list of films

Access and Information

Learn more about procedures for onsite access to materials and borrowing film prints.


Request collections information or make a viewing appointment.

Online Request Form

About the Archive

The Archive, which has been acquiring film material since 1929, holds more than 172,000 film and video assets relating to some 84,000 individual titles.


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