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Order FILM Archives preview screeners and edit-ready footage online, or by phone or email.


FILM Archives Inc. offers complete stock footage services at highly competitive rates. Clients can call or email our offices with a description of required stock shots and intended use. A staff member is assigned to search our library (as well as those of our affiliated companies) for the required material.


Preview FILM Archives material via our searchable video database, emailed QuickTime clips or customized screener delivered via the format of your choice, including DVD, Quicktime upload, VHS, BETA SP, mini-DV and DVD-Pro.


Search our video database by keyword. All clips in the video database can be previewed and downloaded at no cost. If you don't see what you are looking for, you can email or phone a specific request (not everything in our library is on the web). Should we have the footage relating to that given topic or shot, we will email a free QuickTime preview. If your list is extensive, we can compile a custom screener delivered online or on DVD at a general cost of $50-$100 depending on the amount of material requested. Please inquire regarding specific research fees for your project.


After reviewing online reels, QuickTime clips or custom screeners, ordering selected scenes is simple and convenient. When ready to order, email the upper left code tape number and lower third time code number in and out points along with the rights you need. We will respond immediately with licensing and transfer/upload costs. We will also provide you with a copy of our client agreement which must be signed before any edit master material is released. Once you agree to the cost and sign the client agreement, your selects will be uploaded or shipped the same day.


First-time clients must pay upon upload or shipment of final materials.


FILM Archives welcomes American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal payments. To pay your research or final selects bill by credit card, call 212-696-2616 or email a PDF attachment containing your card account number, expiration date, and cardholder billing address. Instructions are also listed on your original invoice. First-time customers must pay C.O.D. by credit card. Once a client has established credit, subsequent orders will be billed by standard invoice.