Centers: Film Study Center

The Yale Film Study Center, an Associate of the International Federation of Film Archives, is committed to preserving and providing access to resources for the scholarly study and appreciation of cinema. The collection includes more than 22,000 DVDs, 1,200 Blu-rays, and 6,500 VHS tapes. Our film archive contains nearly 5,000 35mm and 16mm prints. We also have more than 150 published screenplays. Our facility includes two screening rooms (one equipped for 3D), twelve private video viewing booths, flatbed film viewing facilities, clip-capture stations, and a large study area. Visit us at 53 Wall Street.
Upcoming Events
Two Film Study Center events in April: a collection of rare shorts in FILMS FROM THE HERB GRAFF COLLECTION (2:00pm Saturday, April 25, 16mm), and Orson Welles's THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (7:00pm Thursday, April 30, 35mm). Both will be held in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium (53 Wall Street). These free screenings are part of our TREASURES FROM THE YALE FILM ARCHIVE series, which shows classic and contemporary films from around the world in their original format as they were meant to be seen. Visit our Events page for info on this and other upcoming screenings.
Recent Acquisitions
Browse the recent acquisitions lists, and learn about using our DVD, Blu-ray and VHS collection for on-site viewing or off-site loans. We have over 29,000 items from 151 countries, spanning the history of film, from MONKEYSHINES, NO. 1 (1889) to BIRDMAN (2014); from Melies to HUGO -- which you can see in 3D at the Film Study Center. Over 40 3D titles are now available, including GRAVITY, PINA, and THE GREAT GATSBY.