National and international research projects



CHANGE is an international network project in which heritage specialists and digital developers share knowledge, tools and experiences that allow them to make digitized collections optimally accessible to various target audiences. An initiative of the Royal Film Archive with the support of Belspo.


The rich film heritage about rural life is mapped and made accessible in this Belgian part of a European initiative. A project of the Center for Agricultural History KuLeuven, i.c.w. with Kadoc and Meemo).


The diverse collection of magic lantern slides of the Royal Film Archive is one of the many collections being mapped in this large-scale project on the history of the magic lantern in Belgium. Coordination: Research Center for Visual Poetics, UA.

Film and video Artists in the 1970s

The Royal Film Archive is a partner in this project that examines how Belgian artists dealt with film and video in the 1970s. CINEMATEK brought in material technical and historical knowledge and helped to safeguard these collections. A project of ARGOS in collaboration with including amongst others M HKA, Université de Liège, VUB, KMSKB, and meemo.


CINARTS is a European educational project that provides teachers and students via a website with interesting keys to explore the relationships between film and other visual art forms and thus gain a better understanding of film as an essential art form of the 20th and 21st century.

Finished Projects


I-Media-Cities is a European project that focuses on research and innovation. Audiovisual archives and research centers from 8 European countries have developed an online research environment with innovative tools for (automatic) metadata and analysis. The project focused on historical photos and images of 9 European cities, but the developed platform has broader application possibilities. The Royal Film Archive coordinated the project.


European Film Gateway 1914 is a European project that provides an overview of more than 3000 historical films related to the First World War. The Royal Film Archive digitized all relevant films from its collection (more than 200). These are accessible by keywords and can be freely consulted in low resolution for educational and cultural purposes via the project website.


Flick stands for the Film Literacy InCubator Klub. Through international workshops and round table discussions, this project aims to continuously feed and sharpen knowledge about film education. The project, supported by the Creative Europe Media Programme, is an initiative of only European film archives and the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes. It builds on the earlier pilot project ABCinema.