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The EFG Portal gives you quick access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials. Targeted at scientific researchers and the interested public alike, the EFG offers a look at and behind the scenes of filmmaking in Europe from the early days until today.

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16 February 2015

Eastland film screenshotA phD candidate from the University of Illinois in Chicago has uncovered previously unseen footage of the Eastland Disaster in Chicago digitised within the EFG1914 project. The footage from the collection of the EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam) shows the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which occurred when the Eastland capsized in the Chicago river in July 1915 and 844 people got killed.

18 September 2014

The Queen in ScotlandOver 1'300 videos from the collections of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland are now searchable through EFG. The selection of films provided are mostly non-fiction, and include documentaries, newsreels, educational material, television, public information films, industrial, advertising and promotional material.




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