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The EFG Portal gives you quick access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films,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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19 October 2015

As a partner of the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure, Deutsches Filminstitut is seeking a subcontractor to carry out ingests of metadata from 15 European film archives into the database behind the online portal European Film Gateway. Deadline for submissions is 31 October 2015. Read more about the RFP here.
 

 
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.

 

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