Centers: Film Study Center

The Yale Film Study Center, an Associate of the International Federation of Film Archives, is committed to fostering a robust film culture at Yale through collection, preservation, access, and exhibition. The collection includes more than 23,000 DVDs, 1,500 Blu-rays, and 5,800 VHS tapes. Our film archive contains more than 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
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive presents a 50th anniversary screening of Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. 8:00pm Thursday, March 2, at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street). The Yale Film Study Center's TREASURES FROM THE YALE FILM ARCHIVE series brings New Haven classic and contemporary films from around the world in their original 35mm format as they were meant to be seen. These screenings are always free and always open to everyone. Visit our Events page to learn more.
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 31,000 items from 158 countries, spanning the history of film, from BILLY'S ROSE (1888) and MONKEYSHINES, NO. 1 (1889) to SPOTLIGHT (2015) and HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016).