The Philippine Film Archive (PFA) is a division of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) created to protect and uphold the nation’s historical, cultural, and artistic legacy and heritage by conserving and preserving the audiovisual materials connected to our history and culture. It ultimately endeavors to develop a culture, nation, and public that fully appreciates and is enriched by our country’s audiovisual heritage.
With this vision, PFA has taken charge of collecting, archiving, conservation, preservation, management, restoration, and access provision of Filipino films and audiovisual materials produced here or abroad. It has grown its collections to over 23,000 elements to date, ranging from cinematic masterpieces to documentary footage, television shows to sound recordings, and studio productions to the independent, orphan, and even experimental films.
The PFA aims to make the nation’s history and culture known and accessible through the filmic medium, not only by conserving and preserving but by introducing the moving image of the past into contemporary life.