The following is a list of terms mentioned earlier but explained here in greater detail.



A dossier is a collection of various documents and materials related to a particular subject or event. The dossiers are grouped as follows: Film, Person, Corporation, Film Festival, Event, and Technics. Corporation refers to production and/or distribution companies as well as to archives, museums and other cultural entities.

Dossiers for film festivals include only reviews and press articles and not promotional materials such as festival catalogs, which are filed separately. The "Technical" dossiers include descriptions and manuals for film equipment and articles and promotional materials related to film techniques and concepts.


Dossier Title

The titles of dossiers are organized as follows:
For Film dossiers, the original title of the film is used with the definite and indefinite articles placed at the end. Example: MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, THE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) or:
FEMME EST UNE FEMME, UNE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961).
Person dossiers are organized by "surname, first name".
Example: "Hitchcock, Alfred" or "De Palma, Brian".

Film Festival dossiers are organized with the title of the film festival followed by the city and then the year. Example: 10 Moskovskij meždunarodnyj cinema festival, Moskau 1977.
Event dossiers are organized in the same manner as Film Festival Files. Example: Film & Computer, Frankfurt 1998.
Corporation dossiers are listed with the name of the firm, followed by the location, as in this example:
Arnold & Richter - ARRI, München.
Technics dossiers list the product or procedure as the dossiers title.
Example: Arriflex 35 Model II A.