Audio Visual Archives

Film Catalogues

Browse through our film catalogues online.

Films by Subject
A selection of frequently requested films sorted by topic
Go to Films by Subject

National Film Unit Collection
A list of films from the National Film Unit Collection sorted by title.
Go to the NFU collection

Search online through our entire Archives NZ collection at Archway

Welcome to the Archives New Zealand Film Site.
Here you are able to search through the core National Film Unit (NFU) collection as well as find out about our preservation work and the history and life of the film unit.

About Our Collection

Archives New Zealand holds around 21,000 reels of film and 1000 videotapes. The majority of these are from the New Zealand National Film Unit which made government funded films from 1942 until 1989.

We also hold many collections of material created or received by many Government departments in the course of their work and ‘Special Collections’ which we keep for their significant historical value under the Public Records Act 2005.