About Collection

The Asian Film Archive’s collection holds the works of award winning Filipino filmmakers Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, Lav Diaz; Malaysian filmmakers Amir Muhammad, U-Wei Haji Saari, Tan Chui Mui; Singaporean filmmakers Eric Khoo, Anthony Chen, Kirsten Tan, amongst many others. AFA is home to the Cathay-Keris Malay Classics Collection that is inscribed into the UNESCO Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Register that recognises endangered and unique library and archive holdings.

The Archive is an affiliate of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and an institutional member of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

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Collection Guidelines

Collection Guidelines

AFA develops, cares for, and interprets a collection that reflects the history, society, and the art of film amongst Asian countries and about Asians. Held in trust for the public’s use and for the purposes of AFA in pursuit of its objectives, the guiding questions provide depositors with an idea on the scope of the AFA’s collecting policy.

Save Our Film

Save Our Film is a film preservation advocacy campaign created by AFA in 2010 and relaunched in 2016. The initiative hopes to address the challenges of preserving digital materials in addition to that of analogue formats like films and tapes. Saving our film allows future generations to continue enjoying Asia’s cinematic gems and heritage.
Film Submission

Film Submission

AFA invites you to submit your films and related materials to be preserved for posterity. AFA is dedicated to providing a home for Asian films to allow generations of audiences to enjoy. We welcome contributions from filmmakers, collectors, companies and the public. Submit your films today.
Save Our Film


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Frequently Asked Questions


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