ABOUT THE HOST INSTITUTION

FILM ARCHIVE (PUBLIC ORGANIZATION)

In 1984, the National Film Archive was established as a unit under  the Fine Arts Department to take charge  of  preserving Thailand’s rich cinematic legacy that dates back to the first years of motion pictures. In 2009, the National Film Archive received  status as a public organization  and became the Film Archive (Public Organization). The new status represents a higher range on the bureaucratic ladder which enables the  Film Archive  to be more effective in discharging its mission.

The  Film Archive seeks to collect and preserve Thailand’s  rich film and audiovisual  heritage as well as to promote public awareness of the preservation  and potential  use for this heritage.