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The Yugoslav Film Archive is located in three locations: at Uzun Mirkova 1 (museum, cinema halls, administration), Kosovska 11 (cinema) and Kneza Višeslava 88 (archive).


The Yugoslav Film Archive was founded in 1949 under the name Central Yugoslav Film Archive. Today's main building of the The Yugoslav Film Archive in Uzun Mirkova No. 1 was built in 1846 as the residence of Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević. Soon the building became the "Srpska Kruna" hotel, and in 1868 it was purchased for accommodation by the Belgrade Municipality. The renovation and extension of the floor in 1928 changed the appearance of the building in the style of academic architecture.In the post-war period, this building was used by the Federal Patent Office.


The SFRY Government gave the building to the The Yugoslav Film Archive in 1992. The building was completed after a major reconstruction and officially opened on June 6, 2009. years.


The Museum of The Yugoslav Film Archive was opened in 1952 in the then renovated cinema "Kosovo" in Kosovska street no. 11. When the new building of The Yugoslav Film Archive was opened in 2009, this space continued to be used as a cinema hall.

The new building in Uzun Mirkova became the location where exhibits such as the original camera of the Limière brothers from 1896, Edison's cinetoscope from 1894, Chaplin's stick, as well as numerous other props from domestic and foreign cinematography are stored. The archive preserves over 85,000 copies, silent, sound, black and white and color. The collection of foreign films contains all the most valuable works from the history of world cinema. The most important archival materials and documentary films related to Yugoslavia are stored there, starting with the oldest preserved film in our country, "The Coronation of King Peter I" from 1904 until its dissolution in 1992. The collection of Yugoslav films is especially important, which includes over 90% of the production filmed after WWII.

Pripremila : Nađa Veli