Collections

Russia : Russian newsreels and archival footage 1898-2000
historical and contemporary : more than 200 hours of Russian archival footage, news and dailies, covering all historical events of Soviet Russia, from the very beginning of the Century, the Romanov dynasty, to Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika and the collapsing of the USSR, constitute that outstanding collection. Most of this footage is rare and pristine, of which the 1920-1940 era, the trials, the Great Purge and the Gulag camps, Trotsky, Bukharin, Stalin and his relatives, as well as unusual shots of Khrushchev and even Brezhnev, and some of the few preserved Russian TV programs of the 1990s (including shows about parapsychology and paranormal).

Russia : TVDATA Stock Footage Library
historical and contemporary : film footage related to Soviet times, contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe. Russia’s first footage company digitising and making its material available online for website preview download and broadcast delivery (contact us).

France : French production Company Blue Bird Productions
contemporary : full HD 1920x1080 stockshots of Paris landmarks and main tourist locations (Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Pigalle, the Eiffel Tower, the Flea Market, shot in June-July 2005, February-March and September 2008, and in October-November 2009), of famous French wine estates of Bordeaux region, Medoc (2009), of Havana (March 2010), of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Ipanema, the Corcovado, in March 2008 and January 2010), of the Yucatan province of Mexico (Merida, Valladolid, Izamal, Tulum, Chichen Itza and Uxmal, March 2009), of New York streets and traffic (5th and 7th Avenue, Wall Street, Times Square, Broadway, Manhattan, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Liberty Island, November 2008), and of the region of Cape Town in South Africa (including the wines estates of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, and Cape Town Stadium under construction in December 2009).

France : Today in France
historical : from 1976 to 1990, the magazine " Today in France " produced in 16mm color until 1986, offered television networks and foreign cultural organisations two monthly 13-minutes programs. The variety of subjects (scientific, technical or cultural) and of well-known filmmakers as well as the strength of personalities filmed, have made this magazine, available in several versions, a testimony to life and artistic creation in France then.

France : ICA
contemporary : discover the wonderful scenics of Polynesia with the ICA collection

France : Kronos
historical : early 1990s color footage showing Paris, le Louvre, Versailles, the French Riviera, the Loire castles.

France : Armor Films
historical : a collection of French films, documentaries, corporate and educational films from the 1950s and 1960s, in particular Paul Emile Victor's polar expeditions ; Edith PIAF singing her famous " l'Hymne à l'Amour " in French and in English; the rare " OFLAG XVII A " that was shot illegally in a German camp during WWII.

France : Forum Films
historical : television series "Terres sauvages" and "Rue du Cinéma", long feature movies ("Salaam Bombay" for ex.) and diverse short feature films.

England : Clips & Footage
historical and contemporary : an eclectic library of historical events and personalities from 1895-1968, American social history and the Hollywood Collection (the largest collection of classic film trailers, Hollywood production, screen tests and premieres in Europe). It also features a huge archive of science fiction and horror trailers, silent comedy shorts and feature films of every genre including Westerns. The contemporary collection contains 35mm timelapse footage, thousands of images of cities and countries around the world, various lifestyles, educational and science and business films. One can mention also the fabulous Mountbatten Collection of home movies, showing the lifestyle of an aristocratic British family in the 1920s and 30s. The Royal Collection, one of the highlights of which is colour home movie footage of the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Balmoral in 1939. And the Spanish Civil War shot in color from Franco’s side, in 1936.

England : Skyworks
contemporary : specialises in high definition gyro-stabilised aerial filming and is building a fast-growing top-end HD aerial footage archive of the world, which, at present, includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and France. All of the footage is shot on HDCAM-SR 1080p25 4:4:4 uncompressed. Skyworks is built around the talent of Richard Mervyn, one of the world’s most experienced aerial camera operators, and the only director/producer/operator working in this area. He brings a unique editorial eye to Skyworks’ footage, enabling perfect integration in to clients’ productions. On the television side, Skyworks has made over 100 factual programmes for, among others, the BBC, ITV and Discovery varying from series about history, landscape and heritage to observational documentaries.

England : Computerized Time Lapse Cinematography / Maxim Ford
contemporary : premium 35mm time-lapse stockshots (landscapes, street scenes, suns and clouds, stock-motion scenics, fading flowers, decaying fruit…).

England : OmniMovi
contemporary : Spencer Rowell who is one of the UK’s leading creative photographers founded OmniMovi in 2002. He spearheaded a new emphasis towards the production of exclusive lifestyle footage shot specifically for both the Royalty Free and Rights Managed stock market. The material comprises unique shot to edit clips, inspired by a passion to capture contemporary life with engaging and vibrant cinematography. This concept does not come from the traditional stock footage camp, with ‘off-the-shelf’ bolt on material, often considered by creatives and producers to be a poor substitute for commissioned material. OmniMovi have reinvented the use of stock footage by shooting it specifically for their collections. Each sequence is shot from multiple angles that allow a producer to choose specific clips from each sequence. It is this choice that makes OmniMovi and OmniReeLife a creative tool rather than a library of ‘off-the-shelf‘ clips. All OmniMovi and OmniReelLife footage is crafted with a European directive style and set in stunning international locations. The key concept is the compatibility of the footage throughout the collection. Because of this, there are endless permutations to be created from both OmniMovi and OmniReelLife.

Sweden : April Film & Bild
contemporary and historical : fabulous stockshots of Scandinavia and a 1956 rare color home movie travelogue about Russia.

Spain : DCR Imagenes
contemporary : Spain’s leading Stock Footage Library. DCR Imagenes holds thousands of hours of film covering all subjects relating to Spain and the Pyrenees (cities, nature, wildlife, lifestyle, sports and history).

The Netherlands : SWYNK
contemporary : based in Hilversum since 1994, SWYNK is the producer of a vast project of 6 documentaries, entitled "Water, the Drop of Life".

USA : Third Millennium Films and Footage File
contemporary and historical : the representative of many American independent cinematographers for their archival and recent stockshots. Third Millennium’s collections include breathtaking aerials, time lapse, worldwide destinations, multi-ethnic lifestyles, aviation, sports, wildlife, nature and food. The archival collection includes 20th century history, feature films, cartoons, fashion, space exploration and silent films.

USA : Wish You Were Here at Third Millennium Films
contemporary : outstanding vast 16mm collection of countries and people from all over the world.

USA : BlackLight Films / Louis Schwartzberg
contemporary : pristine 35mm licensable cinematography, with many shots now available in HD. Over 10,000 scenes from around the world. Louis Schwartzberg is an Award winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans feature films, television shows, commercials and documentaries. Louis has won two Clio Awards for TV advertising including best environmental broadcast spot, an Emmy nomination for best cinematography, and has been awarded the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for the Disney feature film "America’s Heart & Soul". Louis is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and an alumnus of UCLA.

USA : Action Sports / Scott Dittrich Films
contemporary : recent moving imagery of many American independent producers offering aerial and underwater footage, volcanoes, extreme sports, outstanding worldwide scenics.

USA : Graphic Films
contemporary : producer of latest George Casey’s films such as The Eruption of Mount St Helens (1980), Ring of Fire (1991), Alaska : Spirit of the Wild (1997), Amazing Journeys (1999). We give you access to 65mm and 35mm rushes of these titles, along with a wide choice of other premium and astonishing footage.

USA : Early Hip Hop and Breakdancing, New York 1980s.
historical : Film Images Paris is proud to host Michael Holman's collection of rare NYC underground Hip Hop footage. The pilot for television program "Graffiti Rock" (1984) as well as the films "Catch a Beat" (1982), "Money Dog" (1988), the "TV New York" programs (1982), and the raw footage of club rap sessions and breakdancing on New York streets throw us back to the early eighties to meet true underground and graffiti artists of the time. The collection features famous dancers and rappers such as the New York City Breakers, the Rock Steady Crew, the Dynamic Rockers, Run DMC, DJ Jimmie Jaz, Special K and Kool Moe Dee of The Treacherous Three, Doug E. Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Jazzy Jay from the Zulu Nation, Jay-Z, Phase II, DJ Whiz Kid, DJ Chill Will, DJ High Priest, DJ Jazzy Joyce, MC Krob, K-Rob, MC Easy Gee, and graffiti artists Futura 2000 and "Brim" Fuentes. Vincent Gallo aka "Prince Vince" makes also several appearances on set of "Graffiti Rock" program.

USA : Historic Films
historical : over 45,000 hours of 1895-1990 Vintage Television Programs, Musical Performances, Feature Films, Newsreels, Industrial Films, Silent Films, Educational Films, Sales Films, TV Commercials, Celebrity Interviews, TV News, Home Movies, and Travel Films. The Special Collections library consists of all genres of motion picture films inluding Classic TV Shows, Musical Short Subjects, Beauty Shots, Nature, Feature Films, Silent Films, Newsreels, TV News, Home Movies, Outtakes, Industrial & Sales Films, TV Commercials and Cartoons. Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased, copyright cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896-1990. The archive contains over 30,000 different musical performances (1925-1990), drawn from the many programs and libraries owned and represented by Historic Films. Historic Films is also a leading source for archival (1895-1990) stock shots, with over 20,000 hours of copyright cleared and fully logged material, encompassing virtually every subject imaginable.

USA : F.I.L.M. Archives Inc.
historical and contemporary : both contemporary stock shots and archival footage on any and all subjects. Covering history (1890s-2007), communications, beauty shots, lifestyle, kitsch, animation, commercials, educationals, industrials, feature films, travelogues and silent comedies.

USA : McCourry Films
contemporary : filmmaker Craig McCourry has been travelling over the past years through India, Japan, China, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco. More recently he provided us with a selection of major locations featuring Washington DC, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Paris, Havana, Cuba, Seoul, South Korea, New Delhi, India and Vienna, Austria. Within this new stock footage collection one can find many major landmarks, city skylines, people, traffic, establishing shots, flags, signs and general ambience scenes.

Film Images also offers footage of various American independent productions and cinematographers. Their recent stockshots concern various subjects such as sports, travel, animals, lifestyles… Thus we are glad to mention : William Bacon, Robert Bocking, Gary Griffen, Greg Hensley, Greg Huglin, Hardy Jones, Dale Johnson, Raimondi Kern, Bob Landis, Robert Swanson, Lee Tepley, Phillip Thomas, and Aerial Focus, Echo Film, Kaw Valley, Marine Grafics, Migratory Films, Mothlight Pictures, Rocky Mountain Motion Pictures, Terra Productions, Thinkfilm, Wings Wildlife, Bryan Cloninger and many others to come !

Latin America : Procinor
historical : travel through Colombia with Francisco Norden’s documentaries.

South Africa : Stock Options
contemporary : formed in 1983 with core of African wildlife material shot by award-winning cinematographers, regularly updated. Collection has been progressively expanded to include broader appeal material (mostly on 35 mm, 16mm and some tape) on wide range of topics, mainly of sub-Saharan Africa and adjacent Indian Ocean Islands. High production-value material, including aerials, wildlife, scenics and ethnics. Lots of modern industrials, cities, agriculture, aviation, destinations, landscapes, sports and lifestyles. Bluescreen collection of wild and domestic animals on 35 mm. Beautiful new contemporary African, extreme sports and other footage local textures and customs on 35mm.

New Zealand : NHNZ Moving Images (formerly Natural History New Zealand)
contemporary : over 20,000 hours of high quality stock footage with a major focus of HD. NHNZ Moving Images offers shots from its extensive high definition and standard definition collection. Specialised in footage from: Antarctica, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, South America and East Africa, NHNZ library includes stunning footage of penguins, sharks, albatross, wildlife - large and small - filmed in deserts, jungles, oceans, mountains; and in urban and rural environments. Indigenous people, science and adventure; structures and medical imagery form an ever-growing part of the specialist library.

New Zealand : Fruit Bat Films
contemporary : England, France and Spain seen by the filmmaker Mike England, a collection of various scenics and recent footage, shot and available on S16mm film.

Australia : Beyond Vision
contemporary : Beyond Vision is the stock footage sales arm of Beyond International, one of the world1s leading producers and distributors of television, theatrical and online content. With over 20,000 hours of wholly-owned international stock footage and a constant stream of new films and programs, Beyond Vision offers royalty-free footage, traditionally-licensed footage and themed packages on specific subjects like industry, manufacturing, agriculture, emergency situations, medical and science.

And among our partners and sources we would also like to highlight Silverman Stock Footage, World Backgrounds, and the USC Newsfilm Library for the rushes of Fox Movietone News Collection.
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