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Chicago, Illinois 60616
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Join us on Thursday, December 4th as we celebrate 10 years of preserving Chicago’s rich history and culture on film
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CFA is proud to announce the launch of its new Youtube Channel “Wresting From Chicago”, featuring 1950′s wrestling films from the Russ & Sylvia Davis Collection
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Click on Explore Collections to search, browse and view our films.
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The Film Group’s CICERO MARCH (1966) was added to the 2013 National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant to our national heritage” by the Library of Congress.
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CFA will transfer your home movies or other films to current digital formats for easy viewing.
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CFA is happy to announce that the National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded CFA a grant to photo-chemically preserve four Chicago Bauhuas films from the archives.
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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded Chicago Film Archives an Art Works grant to support the processing of the vast Ruth Page Dance Collection.
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Welcome

Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. Our purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by establishing a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by restoring and preserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

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I thought it was about time to share an update on one of our most complicated and cherished collections – the JoAnn Elam Collection. Over the past few months, we’ve made a lot of progress and discoveries… Read More