Israel Film Archive #announcements #israel

Jan Meisels Allen


Israel Film Archive has thousands of hours to film to watch many of which are free.  The website is currently during its trial run.

Since 1960, the Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israeli Film Archive has been in charge of the safekeeping and preservation of original Israeli narrative and documentary film works – from the late 19th century until present-day.


Some of the films to have been restored thus far include Three Days and a Child (1967), Avanti Popolo (1986), Siege (1969), and Life According to Agfa (1992).


The Israeli Film Archive is home to hundreds of film collections which chronicle the land’s history, practically from as far back as the advent of the movie camera. These collections are comprised of feature-length fiction films, documentaries, newsreels, student films, public service ads, art films, home movies, and lots more. The total length of all rolls of film adds up to a whopping two million meters. Stored with them in the archives are also tens of thousands of professional videotapes, and roughly 1.5million gigabytes of digital media.


In 2020 alone, the archive welcomed 800 new additions of both old and new titles to its catalogue.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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