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The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. The board, established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, was reauthorized in 1992, 1996, and 2005 by acts of Congress. The 1996 law also created the non-profit National Film Preservation Foundation, which is affiliated with the National Film Preservation Board but which raises money from the private sector. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... The United States National Film Preservation Board is the board selecting films for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry. ... The Great Hall interior. ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... The National Film Preservation Foundation is a non-profit group which is affiliated with the National Film Preservation Board but raises money from the private sector. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of those entities which are not controlled by the state - i. ...


The National Film Registry is meant to preserve up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" each year; to be eligible, films must be at least 10 years old. The films do not have to be feature-length or to have had a theatrical release. The Registry is meant to showcase the full range and diversity of American film heritage, and includes films ranging from Hollywood classics to newsreels, silent films, experimental films, films out of copyright protection, significant amateur footage, documentary film, and independent films. As of 2005, there were 425 films preserved in the National Film Registry. A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California). ... ... A newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... This articles section called History of Copyright does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


See also

The United States National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings which are culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States. ...

External links

  • NFR homepage

 
 

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