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



A file is a collection of various documents and materials related to a particular subject or event. The files 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.

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


File Title

The titles of files are organized as follows:
For Film files, 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 files are organized by "surname, first name".
Example: "Hitchcock, Alfred" or "De Palma, Brian".

Film Festival files 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 files are organized in the same manner as Film Festival Files. Example: Film & Computer, Frankfurt 1998.
Corporation files are listed with the name of the firm, followed by the location, as in this example:
Arnold & Richter - ARRI, München.
Technics files list the product or procedure as the file title.
Example: Arriflex 35 Model II A.