The Films
Explore the Archive
Explore the Archive
Explore the Archive
Welcome to Lost Films...
LOST FILMS is a new internet portal aimed at collecting and documenting film titles, which are believed or have been declared "lost". The ARCHIVE currently contains over 3500 entries, a number of which are extensively illustrated with surviving documents contributed by archives and individuals worldwide. The IDENTIFY section contains images and short video clips of around 50 unknown or unidentified films, which face the danger of also becoming lost if not identified by members. The aim of LOST FILMS is not to produce a definitive list of lost films but to provide a platform where members can frequently - and freely - exchange, add and update information.

To become a member of LOST FILMS, please click here.
Deutsche Kinemathek LOST FILMS is an initiative of the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin. The project has been developed in close collaboration with the following institutions:

Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden
Centre national de la cinématographie (CNC), Paris
Filmarchiv Austria, Vienna
Národní filmový archiv, Prague

Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) LOST FILMS has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).