EFG partner Nederlands Filmmuseum joined forces with three other Dutch film institutions – Holland Film, the Netherlands Institute for Film Education (NIF) and the Filmbank – to form a new organisation, the eye Film Institute Netherlands.
On 1 September 2009, the National Audiovisual Archive (KAVA) in Finland joined the EFG consortium, which now comprises 21 partners from 15 European countries. Formerly called Finnish Film Archive, the state institution’s primary motive has been and still is to save and preserve the Finnish film heritage.
Several lovingly compiled oilcloth albums filled with film frames, stored in the Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museo do Cinema’s archives, testify of a disconcerting method of appropriating and gathering film memorabilia in the 1920s: Portuguese film aficionados treated film frames, then called “os pontos” (“the points”), as valuable collector’s items.
In close collaboration with the Association Chaplin, the Cineteca di Bologna launched the Chaplin Project in 1999 with the declared aim to restore all of Charlie Chaplin's films and to bring them back to the big screen.