FIAF International FilmArchive Database

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FIAF International FilmArchive database is an international compendium of information on film and television maintained by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

It provides over 325,000 indexed citations to articles from over 300 film periodicals, including academic journals and trade papers. Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects).

Additionally, FIAF includes "The Treasures from the Film Archives" database, which contains unique information about silent film holdings in international film archives. It was conceived as a tool to aid the work of preservation, research, and film exchange between archives, and currently provides minimal credit information and holdings on over 35,000 works. There is also a directory of film and documentation collections. Descriptors are in English.


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Dates covered

1972 - present.

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Motion picture and television academic journals, popular magazines, and trade papers in all languages.

A list of periodicals indexed is available for downloading from

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

International Index to Film Periodicals, International Index to Television Periodicals

Producer/content provider

International Federation of Film Archives

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)