National Film Registry

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The National Film Registry is the directory of American films that are considered particularly worth preserving. One of the tasks of the US National Library, the Library of Congress , is to preserve films made in the US for posterity. Particular attention is paid to film productions that are listed in the National Film Registry . This selection list contains films that have been classified as particularly important from a cultural, historical or aesthetic point of view.

The National Film Registry was established in 1988 on the basis of the National Film Preservation Act . Since then, the National Film Preservation Board has selected 25 films at the end of each year, each of which must be at least ten years old, for inclusion in this directory. The public can nominate films, but the decision rests only with the Preservation Board. In addition to feature films , this directory also contains documentaries and short films of cultural history as well as newsreels , including the Zapruder film about the assassination attempt on John F. Kennedy .

At present (end of 2019) there are 775 films listed in the National Film Registry (see list of films recorded in the National Film Registry ).

Newark Athlete, dating from 1891, is the oldest film on the National Film Registry .

In Germany , the Federal Archives are responsible for maintaining film productions from national production .

New additions 2019

On December 11, 2019, another 25 films were included in the National Film Registry:

See also

Web links

Commons : National Film Registry  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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