National Film Archive

Cineteca Nacional

Today, this is one of the most important and cherished spaces for appreciating the best national and international cinematography.

For 45 years, the Cineteca Nacional has distinguished itself by fostering the development of a culture of film to great success. According to annual figures, it receives over a million visitors a year. A few years ago, the Cineteca underwent a significant renovation: four theaters with space for 180 audience members were added, bringing the total to ten spaces named for famous filmmakers such as Fernando de Fuentes, Ismael Rodríguez, Luis Buñuel, and more. There is also the Gabriel Figueroa open-air venue where movies are shown for free, just grab a rug and enjoy the show. Other spaces that film fans should not miss include the Videoteca Digital Carlos Monsiváis (Carlos Mosiváis Digital Video Library), with more than 5,000 Mexican and foreign films from the writer’s collection. There is also the Centro de Documentation (Documentation Center), preserving theses, screenplays, documents, news, and magazines related to the industry. La Galería exhibits materials and works from the world’s seventh art. As part of its conservation and restoration work, there are vaults holding more than 17 thousand copies of movies from around the world. There is also the Acervo No Fílmico (Non-film Collection), Archivo Memoria (History Archive), and Laboratorio de Restauración Digital (Digital Restoration Laboratory), one of the biggest film labs in the world.





Cineteca Nacional de México, Avenida México Coyoacán, Xoco, Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

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