AFI Research Collection

The Australian Film Institute Research Collection is a specialist film and television industry resource open to the public.

The Collection has materials encompassing cinema and television from the world over (with particular strengths in screen theory and history and in Australian cinema). The collection features a diverse range of newspaper clippings files, books, journals, film and television scripts, directories, reports, film promotional material, and film festival catalogues.

There is no charge to visitors to the AFI Research Collection to access its materials.

The AFI Research Collection is a non-lending collection (though some items may be loaned out via Libraries Australia Document Delivery service). A bonus of this is that the items clients require when they visit will almost always be on hand

We have a photocopying/scanning facility and a microfilm scanner that can be fully utilised by RMIT University staff and students. On request we can allow clients to use viewing and listening facilities for our small collection of videos, dvds, and music.

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The AFI Research Collection staff are always happy to assist clients with their research needs and have vast experience in searching film, tv, and media databases and archives.


Address: Building 10 RMIT University, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Location: Access via the 2nd floor of the RMIT University Library (City Campus)

Telephone: +61 3 9925-2829

Fax: +61 3 9925-9730






Postal Address

AFI Research Collection
School of Media and Communication
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001


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