Archive Day
Tuesday, 25 February

Please note that the information currently given below refers to the DocSalon 2020 and is shown in order to offer a general insight. All relevant content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.


Stand 201, 2nd floor, Gropius Bau

The EFM shines a light on archives and archival research with the first edition of Archive Day on the second floor at Gropius Bau. Representatives of premier, international footage libraries present their archives and invite EFM participants to discover their collections and to discuss specific projects. Archive Day Business Tables will be open from 10 am - 5.30 pm. Please see the list of all participating archives below.

A conference and a sneak preview screening complement the business portion of Archive Day.


Need advice on your project involving archive footage? Archive Researchers will be on hand to answer your questions on all aspects of development, workflow, rights clearances and licensing.

Elizabeth Klinck
Monika Preischl
Stephen Maier

Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), zero one film, ARTE & bauder film

Berlin 1945 time-travels into the city’s most fateful year through the eyes of those who experienced it: Germans and Allied soldiers. A fast-paced collage creates an in-the-moment narrative of how the city was liberated and how it emerged from the rubble.

Followed by a short Q&A with
director Volker Heise, editor Andrew Bird and Dr. Patrick Hörl (Autentic Distribution)

This talk is kindly supported by Telefilm Canada.

Part 1
Berlin 1945 – A Case Study (30 min)

Ambitious, stunning, moving – Berlin 1945 recounts the year 1945 in Berlin through the eyes of those who experienced it and as it has never been told before. Director Volker Heise and Editor Andrew Bird talk about the process and the challenges of creating this fast-paced 180-minute narrative that was assembled using solely archive footage.

Volker Heise (Director & Producer of 24h Berlin, 24h Jerusalem, 24h Europe)
Andrew Bird (Editor of Head-On Soul Kitchen, The Golden Glove)

Moderated by Monika Preischl (Archive Researcher / Producer)

Part 2
Archival Research – An International Perspective (60 min)

Featuring clips from recent films such as Walchensee Forever (Janna Ji Wonders, Berlinale 2020), Beuys (Andreas Veiel), Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog) and rare footage from the archive stock of the German Federal Archives, renowned Canadian archive producer Elizabeth Klinck compares notes with German producers, researchers and archivist on the various approaches to archival research, producing and licensing.

Dr. Adelheid Heftberger (Head of Film Access, German Federal Archives)
Katharina Bergfeld (Documentary Producer, Flare Film)
Monika Preischl (Archive Researcher / Producer)

Moderated by Elizabeth Klinck (Archive Researcher / Producer)

Participating Archives 2020

AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press (AP), one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news gathering. Our archive includes over 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories dating back to 1895, sourced both from AP's own coverage and from our premium content partners which include ABC News (US), Nine Network Australia and Storyful. Hours of new video footage is added daily with coverage from AP's global news gathering network. Twice winner of the FOCAL Footage Library of the Year Award, AP Archive provides an unrivalled collection of historic editorial video that is quick and easy to access, all backed up by a commitment to provide the very best personal service.

Alan Bradshaw

Bridgeman Images is the world's leading specialist in the distribution of art, cultural and historical images and clips for reproduction. With nearly 50 years experience providing images from the most prestigious museums, collections and artists. Our ever-expanding archive of clips specialises in history, culture and art. Our 40+ collections come from a variety of sources, including collectors, regional archives, production companies, galleries and more. Particularly strong on Russian history, Egyptology, WWI & II and unseen gem-filled home movies, our archive spans the 20thcentury, offering up content from the beginnings of film, war and politics, social history, vintage animation, HD and 4K travel stock, and more.

Achim Kathan

British Pathé’s archive is a treasure trove of historical and culturally significant newsreel films spanning the years from 1896-1976, featuring footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture. It is now also the new home of Reuters historical collection (1896-1984), more than doubling its inventory to 218,000 films, making it the finest newsreel archive in the world and an unrivalled resource for broadcasters, filmmakers and archive researchers everywhere.

Simon Witter

Being part of the Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives) the film department has the task to preserve and give access to the German film heritage. It is the central German film archive and holds films since the beginning of film production in 1895. More than 155.000 documentary and feature films on different carrier material are safeguarded by the Bundesarchiv. Its core collections consist of films of the period between 1930 and 1945, newsreels after 1945 and films produced in the former GDR as well as films commissioned by state authorities. Furthermore the Bundesarchiv collects film-related materials in order to document the reception and production of the German film heritage.

Dr. Adelheid Heftberger

Eye Filmmuseum is the only museum for film and the art of the moving image in the Netherlands. The Eye collection contains more than 50,000 Dutch and international films, and a wide variety of posters, photographs, film equipment, books and personal archives, among them the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Collection of film pioneer Jean Desmet. Eye organises exhibitions at the intersection of film and art, and film programmes that illuminate everything from the early days of film history to recent developments in society. Eye also stimulates a better understanding and love of film through learning programmes organised in collaboration with the education sector and the film industry.

Marleen Labijt

Our archives contain iconic images of Berlin history as well as unknown glimpses of city life dating from 1955 to the present. Everything that shapes Berlin is featured in our unique collection – it´s history as a once divided and now reunified city, the Cold War, politics, culture, tourism, nature. Our collections: German Broadcasting Archive (DRA) / TV Programmes from 1952-1991 / Radio Broadcasting from 1945 -1991, East Berlin and the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting (rbb) / TV Programmes since 1955, Berlin Wall / Everyday Life / Politics / Current Affairs, Reich Broadcasting Corporation (RRG) / Audio Recordings from 1925-1945, Nazi propaganda / Political Events / Speeches / Music.

Jasmin Böttcher

Energise your productions by talking to the world’s biggest creator and distributor of digital content. The depth and breadth of the Getty Images archive is un-surpassed offering 200 million stills and 8 million online video clips. Download broadcast quality clips 24/7, including world-renowned broadcast, studio, and archive partners such as BBC, ITN, ABC, AFP, Bloomberg, Warner Brothers, and Sony Pictures. We offer extensive contemporary editorial content from all regions of the world, and millions of affordable, royalty-free clips. 1 million hours of offline content, including rare BBC footage, can be accessed with assistance from our experienced staff. We offer cost-effective licensing solutions to help you tell your stories.

Stefanie Ströbel

INA is one of the largest footage library in the world. For our professional clients (producers, broadcasters, publishers, companies, ad agencies, …) our one-stop creative shop,, provides personalized access to unique video and audio offers. With more than 1,9 million hours accessible on line, our TV & Radio collections cover a very extensive time span and thematic range, constantly enriched with new content entrusted to INA by prestigious partners: from History, Arts & Entertainment, Sports to News & factual and Environment.

Kiêu Hoang

Claudia Hentze

The PROGRESS collection comprises the complete film heritage of the GDR. PROGRESS was the only film distributor in East Germany and brought around 12,000 films to the country's 830 cinemas. Almost half of them were feature films and documentaries by DEFA, the only film studio in the GDR. The DEFA documentaries and newsreels cover all areas of life, from very private moments to big politics, from art to industry, from propaganda to revealing reality. DEFA’s feature films reflect everyday life in the East and the tensions between communist utopia and escape from the system. The films were shot on 35mm film, all over the world between 1946 and 1990.

Screenocean’s footage library includes clips from the entire Reuters News Archive, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Bros Television Productions UK, Clips & Footage, BAFTA and Cover Images. We provide unparalleled access to unique and quality content from around the world, captured from 1896 to the present day. Screenocean is a boutique archive. We know the collection inside out and we keep discovering and publishing new material. We understand our clients’ business and address their needs. We offer competitive and flexible pricing models to suit different markets.

Hanna Davies

infoNetwork produces the daily and weekly news and magazine formats of the RTL Deutschland media group: RTL, VOX, n-tv. ContentFirst is the exclusive distributor of the respective content!

This includes content from programmes such as "RTL Aktuell" and "RTL Nachtjournal" as well as "Guten Morgen Deutschland" and "Punkt 12", "Explosiv - Das Magazin", "Exclusiv - Das Starmagazin" or "Extra - Das RTL-Magazin". Also included are "VOX News", "Prominent!" and news reports for n-tv. With its Berlin capital studio and eleven other national studios, five foreign studios in London and Paris, New York, Washington and Jerusalem, as well as foreign correspondents in China, Russia, Kenya, Australia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA, infoNetwork is well positioned to report about national and international events. We provide news and entertainment around the clock. Videos that tell exclusive stories and feature people who are behind the pure news. Gripping newscasts and short reports - produced worldwide and with powerful visual content.

Marlena Pezo

Be it legendary guitar solos from the ‘Rockpalast’ concert series, key historical moments of the ‘Bonn Republic’, or recent scenes from German talk shows, the footage service of WDR mediagroup offers you access to unique media clips. Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and its many award-winning programmes provide a variety of footage from over 50 years of broadcasting. Our collection encompasses a huge range of moving image materials covering German history, current affairs, celebrities, culture, and more. The WDR mediagroup archive team knows where to find audiovisual treasures and competently and promptly supports producers and broadcasters. Our services include research, access to material, and advice regarding copyright and licensing. Numerous film and television productions, both documentary and fiction, have already incorporated historical or current material from our archives.

Would you like to find out more or do you have a specific inquiry? Please contact the WDR mediagroup team for international clip sales.

Chantal van Kessel