Reverend Jesse Jackson's march for jobs -- around the White House (1975). Thomas J O'Halloran, photographer. Library of Congress.

Preservation for Filmmakers

You have just spent years and tens of thousands of dollars to finish your documentary and your next step is to get into festivals and find distribution. But you’re missing another important step: monetizing all of the your film, including the outtakes, and ​preserving it beyond your lifetime.

AMIA is building a list of resources to help you make decisions about how to ensure your film (in whatever format) is preserved and accessible into the future.  This page of resources will continue to grow through the work of filmmaker and archivist members.

Want more information about preservation? Have a question about service providers?  Contact us at amia@amianet.org. AMIA is a global network of archivists, scholars, preservationists, technologists, filmmakers, and providers working together to ensure the long-term preservation and access to all moving images.