The IFI Irish Film Archive provides commercial access to its film, paper and stills collections for filmmakers, production companies, publishers, and newspapers.
The IFI Irish Film Archive provides commercial access to its film, paper and stills collections for a variety of users, including filmmakers, production companies, publishers, and newspapers. The revenue generated by our commercial activities goes directly into the running and staffing of the IFI Irish Film Archive, and the continuing preservation and accessibility of our collections.
The catalogue for our collections is not currently available online. Once a request has been submitted, database results will be supplied from which footage requests can be made. Access depends on the availability of material on an accessible format, the preservation concerns of the material, and the clearing of copyright by the user.
Much of the collection held in the IFI Irish Film Archive is preserved on film and has not yet been transferred to a digital file or reference tape. In order to view or access any title that is on an 8mm, 16mm or 35mm gauge, it must first be transferred. Any requests for transferring material will be added to the IFA’s transfer queue. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for requests to be completed.
In accordance with current copyright legislation, the IFI Irish Film Archive will not release material held without copyright first being cleared. It is the producers’ responsibility to clear copyright for all material accessed. The IFI Irish Film Archive will endeavour to assist in copyright clearance by supplying names and addresses of copyright owners where available.
All requests for footage or database searches must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image and document reproduction service:
The IFI Irish Film Archive’s image collections include stills from Irish productions, publicity headshots of Irish actors, on-set photographs and film posters. Our document collection includes scripts, shot lists, productions notes, correspondence, contracts, accounts, press material, programmes, and theses.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council