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We are hosting our second CFA film sale to make way for new collections – Friday, February 5th (10AM-4PM) and Saturday, February 6th (10AM-1PM).
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Chicago-based filmmaker/artist/designer Larry Janiak's entire filmography is now publicly available (for the first time!) on our Larry Janiak finding aid.
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
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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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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 are hosting our second CFA film sale to make way for new collections – Friday, February 5th (10AM-4PM) and Saturday, February 6th (10AM-1PM). Tell your film loving friends and family! Great found footage for film students and media artists!…Read More