Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, this department's collection now includes more than 22,000 films and four million film stills; the strongest international film collection in the United States, it incorporates all periods and genres. Among the holdings are original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies, and the world's largest collection of D. W. Griffith films. The film collection is stored in the Museum's Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in June 1996.

Film exhibitions
Film screenings schedule
Ticketing policies for film screenings

The Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center
The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center
The Circulating Film and Video Library
The Film Stills Archive

Online Exhibitions and Projects