Need colour footage of World War II? Polar bears in high definition?
You’ve come to the right place.
From the beginnings of cinema to “born-digital” HD, our extensive
collection spans a wealth of content from around the globe.
Capturing over a century of history, our masters are impeccably preserved, allowing for custom transfers at up to 4K resolution.
Please note that the NFB Archives site specializes in licensing the use of stock footage.
For information on the NFB’s Archives Department and access to information, see FAQ.
Gaumont-Pathé Archives contains more than 14,000 hours of footage, encompassing the full scope of 20th-century history.
Framepool is one of the largest online collections of motion content, with 650,000 clips on numerous topics available.
Radio-Canada’s collection features news and current affairs footage, radio clips and photos, making up the largest French-language archive in North America.
We offer diverse content from independent partners including Shining Mountains, Force of Nature, EyeSteelFilm, Humanima, Glacialis, Peacekeepers, Baboon Tales, Wild Goose Chase and more.
For more information, research or to order, please contact us.