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Established in 1963 with a royal decree the Greek Film Aarchive (Tainiothiki Tis Ellados) is the unique Film Heritage institution in Greece, and has a unique collection of Greek silent feature films as well as a considerable collection of newsreels. It also has a sizeable collection of talkies, both fiction and nonfiction films as well as large number of foreign titles.

The GFA has strived to safeguard the country’s indispensable national film heritage and organized  through FIAF( International Federation of Film Archives) and ACE( Association des Cinematheques Europeenes) both tributes to Greek cinema all over the world but also organized through these institutions both festivals and tributes to national cinemas, and great directors, actors and cinematographers. Since 2009 and the opening of LAIS at Kerameikos, the GFA acquired its own cinema venues (two-indoor, one outdoor).

Tainiothiki aims to accomplish its mission to as a treasury of the country’s cinematic heritage, thus it needs to fulfill its dual role as a museum and a digital library but also as the locus for the development of new cinephilia.


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