EFG – the film portal where you can watch Carl Th. Dreyer, Benito Mussolini, The Beatles and every other personality to have formed the modern Europe.
European Film Gateway (EFG) is a visual entrance to the treasures located around the different European film archives. EFG connects 16 film archives from all over Europe in one database with access to more than 500.000 digitalized films, photographs, images and texts about everything from the first moving images to rare short by directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Lars Von Trier.
EFG is still under construction, but from July 1. the collection will be available online with a wealth of material. This material ranges from news reels and documentaries with Mussolini and The Beatles to seldom seen commercials and excerpts from the film classics back from the early silent movies.
Denmark contributes with all the material from The Film Database (Filmdatabasen). This includes the earliest Danish film Kørsel med grønlandske Hunde (1897), rare commercials from the 40s and documentaries from and about our national masters, Carl Th. Dreyer and Lars von Trier.
With the ongoing digitalization of the many European collection of films EFG gives everyone with an internet connection access to material that previous was hidden all across Europe.
The wealth of material in EFG is a unique offer to everyone with an interest in European history, society and cultural heritage. Educators and students , in particular, will find a vast source material giving an understanding of and making vivid every type of subject.
All in all, EFG stands as the visual archive over the persons and events that have formed Europa since the first living images appeared more than a century ago.