Preserved Films

Bayshore Round-Up (1920)

Film showing the Bayshore Amusement Park in its heyday, preserved by the Maryland Historical Society with NFPF support.

Screening Room

Films are not truly preserved until they can be seen again by the public—for study, education, and enjoyment. All organizations receiving NFPF support make their films available for research. Many also exhibit them in their own theater or displays, via loans and commercial bookings, through video releases and broadcasts, and on the Internet. It is access that completes the preservation process. With this in mind, the NFPF is proud to present selected films made available through our programs.

Lost and Found: New Zealand

Thanks to a collaboration involving the New Zealand Film Archive, the NFPF, and the largest American nitrate archives, scores of “lost” American silent-era films are being returned to the big screen and shared with new audiences. Sample a selection here. More will be added to our site in the months ahead.

Lost and Found: Australia

Through a partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia begun in 2008, the NFPF helped preserve and make available American silent films that have been unseen in the United States for decades. Six are viewable here, including Mutt and Jeff: On Strike and a U.S. Navy documentary.

Saved Through the NFPF

Newsreels, industrial films, cartoons, films from the silent era, political ads, home movies, avant-garde works—more than 2,013 films have been preserved through the NFPF programs over the past 16 years. Here are examples saved by archives in Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, and North Carolina.

Treasures DVDs

To celebrate Treasures 5: The West, 1898-1938, we’re presenting some Westerns from earlier Treasures DVDs and a preview from our newest box set. Many thanks to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and for sharing their films.