TYPES OF COLLECTION

TYPES OF COLLECTION

Posters

The collection includes:

  • more than 45,000 objects – starting with posters from the end of the 19th century announcing cinematograph screenings in Poland to commercial posters from recent years

The collection contains:

  • posters for Polish and foreign films
  • foreign posters for Polish film productions
  • placards
  • notices
  • materials created for festivals, reviews and various film events

A valuable part of the collection constitutes of posters and placards for films from the interwar period. The greatest part of FINA’s collection was designed by outstanding graphics, including Henryk Tomaszewski, Eryk Lipiński, Wojciech Fangor, Jan Młodożeniec, Roman Cieślewicz, Jan Lenica, Andrzej Czeczot, Jakub Erol, Jerzy Duda-Gracz, Stasys Eidrigevičius and Andrzej Pągowski.

 

Digitization

Since 2008 FINA has been digitizing posters and placards. The scanned posters are collected in a digital archive, all of them being described and prepared for online publication. In 2012, the then National Film Archive created the virtual gallery of film posters GAPLA, where digitized posters with descriptions are posted.

www.gapla.fn.org.pl

  • A poster by Roman Cieślewicz for the film "Zezowate szczęście" [Bad Luck] (1959), dir. Andrzej Munk

  • A film poster from 1896 announcing the Lumière brothers' cinematograph show

  • A poster by Henryk Tomaszewski for the film "Odd Man Out" (1947), dir. Carol Reed

  • A poster by Stanisław Zamecznik for the film "Człowiek na torze" [Man on the Tracks] (1956), dir. Andrzej Munk

  • A poster by Wiktor Górka for the film "The Damned" (1969), dir. Luchino Visconti

  • A poster by Jan Lenica for the film "Sprawa Gorgonowej" [The Gorgon Case] (1977), dir. Janusz Majewski