• NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE

    - AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE 

    / a r c h i v i n g  / d i g i t i s i n g  / s h a r i n g

     

    „Mir Kumen On” [Children Must Laugh] (1936), dir. Aleksander Ford 

  • NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE

    - AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE 

    / a r c h i v i n g  / d i g i t i s i n g  / s h a r i n g

     

    „Mir Kumen On” [Children Must Laugh] (1936), dir. Aleksander Ford 

Online collections

WE RECOMMEND

  • Library and Reading Room

    Library and Reading Room

    The Library houses Poland's largest collection of Polish and foreign publications devoted to film and audiovisual media, comprising almost 30 000 books and over 1000 periodicals.

  • Exhibition: Andrzej Wajda 40/90

    Exhibition: Andrzej Wajda 40/90

    The exhibition presents, in a chronological order, all the feature films by Andrzej Wajda which were made through over 60 years: from "A Generation" – the debut from 1954, to " Afterimage" – the most recent film about Władysław Strzemiński.

  • Google Cultural Institute

    Google Cultural Institute

    We invite you to watch the online exhibition from the collection of the National Film Archive on a global platform, Google Cultural Institute. We present: "Silent Films: Second Life" and "The Deluge / The Deluge Redivivus".

  • Nitrofilm

    Nitrofilm

    The project "Conservation and digitalisation of pre-war feature films at the National Film Archive in Warsaw" relates to the most valuable collection in our archive.

ILUZJON CINEMA

  • CINEMA ILUZJON

    This is a cinema with "museum" in its very name. It has the special status of an archive cinema. It falls under the care of the National Film Archive which – in line with its slogan "Film Memory" protects Poland's film heritage and restores it to Polish culture. ILUZJON belongs to the Arthouse Cinemas Network.

    REPERTORY

  • REVIEW OF ALEKSANDER FORD FILMS

    GALLERY

N E W S

NITROFILM: CONSERVATION AND DIGITISATION OF PRE-WAR FEATURE FILMS AT THE NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE IN WARSAW

  • About the Nitrofilm project

    The project which started in 2009 includes 43 titles from the oldest, and most valuable, collection of the National Film Archive. Its primary goal is to safeguard for posterity the archival films in the collection of pre-war Polish cinema.

    During the implementation of the project, i.e. in the years 2015-2019, the National Film Archive committed to the annual digitising of 10 films and the restoration of one selected title.

 


 

"Cinematography being an absolutely faithful reproduction of all kinds of motion, it realizes a most amazing achievement a man could accomplish in his struggle against oblivion: it preserves and reconstructs what cannot be revived by ordinary memory (...)".


BOLESŁAW MATUSZEWSKI „ANIMATED PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT SHOULD BE”, 1898