International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

Medzinárodná federácia filmových archívov (FIAF)
Contact: Meg Labrum Secretary General
1 rue Defacqz, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
32 2 538 3065
32 2 534 4774

After more than 60 years of experience in the field of the moving image heritage preservation, FIAF has grown up to become the most important network of leading specialised archive institutions around the world. Established in 1938, this UNESCO-affiliated organisation aims: to uphold a code of ethics for film preservation and practical standards for all areas of film archive work; to promote the creation of moving image archives in countries which lack them; to seek the improvement of the legal context within which film archives carry out their work; to promote film culture and facilitate historical research at both national and international levels; to foster training and expertise in preservation and other archive techniques; to ensure the permanent availability of material from the collections for study and research by the wider community; to encourage the collection and preservation of documents and materials relating to the cinema; and to develop co-operation between members and to ensure the international availability of films and documents.

The Slovak Film Institute is a member of FIAF.