Asian Film Archive
The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is an organisation founded to preserve the rich film heritage of Asian Cinema. It promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through organised community screenings and programmes and scholarly research on film. The AFA’s collection is available for public reference at the library@esplanade. A subsidiary of the National Library Board, the Archive is an Institution of Public Character.
For more information on the AFA, please visit
Official Website: http://www.asianfilmarchive.org
National Library Board
The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation. Through the National Library and its network of 26 public libraries, NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy. By forging strategic partnerships to cultivate knowledge sharing, the libraries also encourage appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s history through their wide range of programmes and collection on Singapore and regional content.
The National Archives of Singapore, an institution of NLB, oversees the collection, preservation and management of public and private archival records, including government files, private memoirs, maps, photographs, oral history interviews and audio-visual materials. NLB also uses innovative technology to provide access to its digital library resources and services, and archival collection. Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is now under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).
For more information on NLB, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg
National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum Cinémathèque focuses on the presentation of film in its historical, cultural and aesthetic contexts, with a strong emphasis on local and regional cinema. Housed in the 247-seat Gallery Theatre, the National Museum Cinémathèque offers new perspectives on film through a year-round series of screenings, thematic showcases, and retrospectives that feature both essential and undiscovered works from the history of cinema.
Besides the presentation of film, the National Museum Cinémathèque is also active in film preservation, especially the heritage of Asian cinema, and has worked with regional film archives to restore and subtitle important film classics. With an imaginative and diverse programme that includes Singapore Short Cuts, World Cinema Series retrospectives, and Under the Banyan Tree outdoor screenings, the National Museum Cinémathèque aims to create a vital and vibrant film culture in Singapore.