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Film Board and Film Registry in the News

2016 Additions to National Film Registry Announced.

Nominations for the 2017 National Film Registry are now being accepted.

Please submit your nominations via our online ballot.


National Film Preservation Board reauthorized through 2026.

Congress passes Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016.


Board Members in the News

Board Member John Bailey posted an article about the 2016 Registry additions on his blog, John's Bailiwick, External on Jan. 2. The blog appears on the website of the American Society of Cinematographers, which Mr. Bailey represents on the National Film Preservation Board. In addition to highlighting the most recent Registry selections, Mr. Bailey also reiterated a statement from the Board about preserving film on film; the statement was included in the official Registry announcement.

Board Member Simon Tarr was quoted in two recent articles in the "Christian Science Monitor." The articles commented on recent film releases including the video game-inspired “Assassin’s Creed” External and the "Star Wars" installment "Rogue One."External

Board Member Grover Crisp co-curated The Reel Thing External presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) August 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA. Among the topics and case studies will be presentations on the restoration of Registry titles "The Front Page" and "Don't Look Back," as well as a discussion and screening of the restoration of "McCabe and Mrs. Miller."

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