DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS

Film Collections Team

Tasks:

  • the archiving, protecting and substantive developing of the film collections, including maintaining catalogues and accessioning collections
  • the systematic acquiring of newly-produced Polish films (pursuant to Article 35 of the Law on Cinematography)
  • collaborating with producers and distributors in acquiring film footage
  • keeping inventories and conducting enquiries into lost Polish films and searching for lost films in cooperation with foreign archives (including www.lost-films.eu and www.ace-film.eu )
  • acquiring Polish film memorabilia
  • selecting films to be acquired by way of exchange
  • providing information and technical consultation in the field of film collections
  • conducting research and scientific work

Thanks to the work of the Team, the National Film Archive collections have been enriched with the following, among others:

  • the oldest Polish feature film - "Pruska kultura" [Prussian Culture] (1908)
  • a copy of the feature film "Kocha, lubi, szanuje" [Love, Cherish, Respect] (1934), directed by Michał Waszyński, acquired from the French archives in Bois d'Arcy
  • a copy of the feature film "Ludzie bez jutra" [People With No Tomorrow] (1919), directed by Aleksander Hertz, acquired from the Bundesarchiv [German Federal Archive]
  • fragments from several Polish silent films, including fragments from "Iwonka" (1925), directed by Emil Chaberski and "Ziemia obiecana" [Promised Land] (1927), directed by Aleksander Hertz and Zbigniew Gniazdowski
  • numerous documentaries from the archives of the American Library of Congress


FILM COLLECTION        ACCESSING THE COLLECTIONS

THE FILM COLLECTIONS TEAM

e-mail: zbioryfilmowe@fn.org.pl
phone: +48 22 542 10 70

Agata Zalewska 
Manager 
e-mail: azalewska@fn.org.pl
tel. +48 22 542 10 70

Renata Wąsowska
Senior Specialist for the Pre-War Film Collection
e-mail: rwasowska@fn.org.pl
phone: +48 22 542 10 99

Joanna Wiśniewska
e-mail: jwisniewska@fn.org.pl
phone: +48 22 845 50 74

Michał Pieńkowski
e-mail: mpienkowski@fn.org.pl
phone: +48 22 841 61 61

Grzegorz Balski
Chief Specialist for the NFA Database
e-mal: gbalski@fn.org.pl
phone: +48 22 542 10 82