The IFI Irish Film Archive acquires, preserves and makes available Ireland’s moving image heritage.
The IFI Irish Film Archive acquires, preserves and makes available Ireland’s moving image heritage, working to ensure that Ireland’s rich and varied film history, both amateur and professional, is protected and accessible for the benefit of current and future generations. Film reels, digital materials and document collections are held in custom-built, climate-controlled vaults designed for the long- term storage of archival materials.
About the IFI Irish Film Archive:
The material we safeguard is historically, socially and culturally invaluable and provides a unique visual record of the development of modern Ireland, with collections that span from 1897 to the present day. Our collections aim to reflect the many facets of indigenous moving image production and the type of material we preserve includes newsreels, feature films, home movies, travelogues, advertisements and documentaries, amongst others. The image and document collections provide further resources for those interested in Irish moving image history and the Tiernan MacBride reference Library, which is also located at the Archive, holds a broad range of books and periodicals relating to Irish and world cinema.
SUPPORT THE IFI ARCHIVE
If you wish to support the fantastic work of our archive team to digitise the Archive collection and preserve Irish film heritage, we invite you to make a donation HERE.
IFI Irish Film Archive has been awarded full accreditation by the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland (MSPI), an initiative run by the Heritage Council. Further information can be found here.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council