Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today Only: Play a Part in Film History


Do you have a favorite movie? One that you could watch over and over again? Maybe you can’t pick just one, so you have a list of your top 5--or top 10--favorites.  If you love film and think your favorites can stand the test of time, nominate them today for the 2012 National Film Registry.

Under the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the Librarian of Congress and members of the National Film Preservation Board recognize 25 American-made films each year--but they need your help!  Public nominations play a key role in the selection process.  To be eligible, a film must be at least 10 years old and be “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”  The Registry contains everything from newsreels to documentaries, silent films, experimental films, films out of copyright protection and even music videos.  For each title named to the Registry, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation works to ensure that the film is preserved for future generations.

View the complete National Film Registry (1989-2011) at http://www.loc.gov/film/registry_titles.php, or select your nominees from films not yet named to it at http://www.loc.gov/film/NFRposs.html.

And remember--submit your choices (at http://www.loc.gov/film/vote.html) before the Sept. 28th deadline.

We apologize for the short notice, but get your nomination in today and who knows?  You could become a part of film history.

~Lisa Galletta

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