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2015 NFPF grant
the National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded CFA a grant to photo-chemically preserve three films about the shaping of Chicago's public education system
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
Click on Explore Collections to search, browse and view our films.
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.
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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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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We’ve been talking a lot about Chicago filmmaker, Larry Janiak, lately. We screened his films this past summer at Anthology Film Archives, and again this past week with Conversations at the Edge. We’re now excited to make his entire filmography publicly available… Read More