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Celebrating 50 Years

Founded in 1965, UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a special schedule of events and initiatives.

The Archive is only able to accomplish our preservation work, present our public programs and provide educational access thanks to the vital financial assistance we've received over the years from thousands of generous individuals, corporations and foundations.


Archive History

In late-1965, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences joined forces with the UCLA Theater Arts Department to create the ATAS/UCLA Television Library. Later, Film Department faculty founded ...  Learn more >



This is the City: Preserving Moving Images of Los Angeles

Nov 13 – Dec 14, 2015

For 50 years, the Archive has collected and conserved moving images relevant to the City of Los Angeles in its real and imagined forms.  Learn more >



Archive Treasures: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 2 – Dec 19, 2015

The Archive culminates a year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary by assembling some of the most illustrious restorations performed by our film preservation staff over our long history.  Learn more >


Dorothy Arzner: A Retrospective

Jul 31 – Sept 18, 2015

Arzner was the sole female director in the studio era to sustain a directing career, working in that capacity for nearly two decades and helming 20 features.  Learn more >


TCM Tribute to the Archive

Jul 15, 2015

Turner Classic Movies will broadcast a tribute to the Archive, including several restored feature films, shorts and Hearst newsreels offering a behind-the-scenes look at old Hollywood.  Learn more >



7th Heaven: The Films of Frank Borzage

Jul 10 – Sept 20, 2015

This retrospective presents every Borzage title the Archive has restored, along with many more classics in tribute to one of the most distinctive stylists in American cinema history.  Learn more >

In the Life

The Archive’s new digital portal provides free access to the groundbreaking public television program In the Life (1992-2012), a trailblazer in LGBT representation and advocacy.  Learn more >


Archive Television Treasures

May 29 – Jun 24, 2015

Join us for an extended look back at some of the most interesting, entertaining and illuminating television programs of the 20th century drawn from the Archive’s holdings.  Learn more >



UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

Apr 25 – May 16, 2015

Once again, we explore the diverse currents of Iranian cinema with its annual series highlighting recent and classic films from Iran and the Iranian diaspora.  Learn more >



Film Preservation Junior

Mar 22, 2015

In this hands-on workshop, young preservationists-to-be don white gloves and inspect their very own strips of motion picture film.  We show how to protect and care for these endangered creatures.  Learn more>



UCLA Festival of Preservation

Mar 5 – 30, 2015

From silent films and Hollywood classics, to fascinating TV rarities and contemporary gems, the Archive showcases its latest restoration projects at the biennial UCLA Festival of Preservation.  Learn more >


The Greatest Showman: Cecil B. DeMille

Jan 9 – Feb 28, 2015

The Archive celebrates the legacy of storied producer and director Cecil B. DeMille. At the heart of this retrospective are restorations of 10 DeMille features performed by the Archive.  Learn more >