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Digital Filmmaking

A research guide for the LUCAD program Digital Filmmaking

Film Archives

A lot of films made in the early 1900s are no longer under copyright, because the copyright expired. This puts the films in the "public domain". You can have public showings and remix them for your own artwork without even needing to attribute the content to the original creator (you usually can't do this with films under copyright!).

Here's an example list of some films in the public domain in America:
And here are some organizations that work on archiving old films:
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