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Save the date! You don't want to miss Chicago Film Archives’ annual benefit on March 22, 2019.
Reflecting on CFA’s screenings, exhibitions, and public programs in Chicago and abroad
A selection of films from CFA’s collections will screen as part of MANA Contemporary’s Body + Camera festival on Saturday, January 26 in Jersey City.
Click on Explore Collections to search, browse and view our films.
We’re thrilled to have made a new 2K scan of this rarely-seen 35mm print. Read more about the behind the scenes work done at CFA here!
Chicago Film Archives is a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions!
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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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2018 was a year marked by tremendous growth and development for CFA. Our mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit films that represent the history and culture of our region was evident in exhibitions, screenings, and programs… 2068299903