Centers: Film Study Center

The Yale Film Study Center, an Affiliate 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 21,000 DVDs, 1000 Blu-rays, and 6,000 VHS tapes. Our film archive contains nearly 5,000 35mm and 16mm prints. We also have more than 100 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
The Yale Film Study Center presents a very special 50th anniversary screening of Michael Roemer's landmark film NOTHING BUT A MAN in 35mm, 7:00pm Sunday, September 21, in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium (53 Wall Street). The director will introduce his film, and engage in a post-screening discussion with Professor Daphne Brooks of Yale's African American Studies Department. This free screening is 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.
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 28,000 items from 151 countries, spanning the history of film, from MONKEYSHINES, NO. 1 (1889) to THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (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.