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net-film today -is a professional digital footage archive. Films and newsreels of Russian Central Studio of Documentary Films, the oldest documentary film studio in Russia, form the basis of our collection for the time being. Replenishment of our funds is expected in the near future.

Documentaries, newsreel and footage, which contained in our archive, cover the period since the late 19th century to present day and illustrate history of the USSR, Russia and other countries. Our collection contains new documentary films and films, which formed the golden fund of documentary cinematograph.

Our goals

Describing and systematization of archives - there are about 30,000 descriptions of documentaries in Russian and English on the site already. Specialists of net-film, together with the staff of archives and film studios, continue their work on describing and systematization of new materials, compilation of thematic catalogs and collections.

Digitization of footage - general footage mediums are film and Betacam SP, Betacam Digital, DV CAM. We digitalize film and video tapes in a professional standard and give an opportunity to work with preview files with time-code directly on Preview files are available for preliminary watching and selection of fragments of footage as well as for downloading, and can be used for a rough cut in case of using of newsreel fragments as a part of a new film.

Our services

Delivery of archival materials - footage in a professional quality can be given out on Betacam SP, DVCAM, hard drives, DVD or posted for downloading via Internet in professional formats (Uncompessed 10bit, DVPAL 25, DVCPRO, HD).

Licensing - under agreements with copyright holders net-film provides license for using fragments of documentaries and newsreel as a part of new project, for public broadcasting, for DVD-replication and for other types of rights.

Research services - professional staff will help you find and select newsreel and footage for your project both in our archive and in other film collections.

For private individuals - you can order a film copy on DVD or file for downloading via Internet.


For archives and copyrights holders - if you are a copyright holder we invite you to place your films and footage in net-film digital archive. We are open for negotiations and any proposals and ready to discuss various ways of collaboration.

Studios, production companies - conclusion of the agreement about permanent editorial and archival servicing will allow develop individual prices and help in receiving footage in the day of the request without prepayment.

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