This is the place where education meets popular culture, art meets technology — and where we hope you, our community of educators, students, film and television professionals and film enthusiasts, will gather.
We’re a unique film art, education and industry resource with a global audience — that just got a lot bigger. That’s certainly the beauty of the web. We envision a future stage when we can meet a user’s research, information and documentation needs online, for people who simply can’t get to us in person. And this web project coincides with and facilitates FRL plans for exhibition, conservation, archiving and educational and other programming.
Our next steps include increasing the interactivity of this section and delivering our first online educational and exhibition experiences. So, sign up for our mailing list below at eNews and visit the site often — we’re destined to be your ultimate film resource.
For up-to-date information and selected reference tools, see the following sections:
Calendar of Events
Annual Audio-Visual Heritage Meeting Reports
The Audio-Visual Heritage Meeting started in 2001 and is an annual meeting that is hosted by The Film Reference Library. The meeting is a gathering of archivists, librarians and custodians of audio-visual heritage collections, administrators involved in many aspects of audio-visual heritage advocacy and other industry related professionals and organizations. It is a chance to catch up with other professionals in the industry as well as provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, news, trends, information, and initiatives. This meeting is often held in conjunction with the Canadian Open Vault Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
To view a pdf of the 2004 report, please click here.
To view a pdf of the 2005 report, please click here.
Reports from 2001 - 2003 can be accessed here on the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada's website.
Our peer professional community
The Library serves its local and national communities but also prides itself on its affiliations with similar organizations, its participation in professional associations, and the international reach of these relationships. They provide valuable information sharing and expertise, which is passed on to Library users.
The following list of websites represents some of the Film Reference Library's key affiliations.
The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada is a national organization dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s audio-visual heritage. The Toronto International Festival Group is represented on the AV Preservation Trust by the Library director.
The Fédération International des Archives du Film is an international organization of film archives which preserves films and film culture. The Library is an associate member of FIAF.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists welcomes members from around the world who are interested in the preservation of film and film-related materials.
The Canadian Museums Association is a national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museum community. It works to advance the growth and stability of museums in Canada.
The Museums, Arts & Humanities Division (DMAH) of the Special Libraries Association encompasses librarians and information specialists from all types of museums, including those organizations having special collections devoted to the performing arts.