The UNESCO film archives consist of an estimated 12,000 film cans (4,000 hours of film) on 16- and 35-mm acetate film, dating from the 1940s to the 1980s. They are divided into three parts:
The archives of film productions, containing about 7500 film cans of material produced by UNESCO itself.
The archives of reference films, containing about 1100 works which not have been produced by UNESCO itself but have been given to the organisation by NGOs, foreign film producers or member states.
The archives of distributed films, containing around 2500 copies of 210 films. These films have been produced by the organisation and concern different programmes or projects.
Online search of a portion of Unesco film material is possible via:
UNESCO Archives Multimedia Database.
Digitizing Our Shared Unesco History
All other film material is indexed in an electronic database, originally created and maintained by the Division of Public Information.
For questions regarding access to the film archives, or to request a search for film titles in the electronic database, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org