HU OSA 320 Photographs and Home Movie Collection of Privát Fotó és Film Alapítvány

Identity Statement

Reference Code
HU OSA 320
Photographs and Home Movie Collection of Privát Fotó és Film Alapítvány
1922 - 1989
Description Level
Extent and medium (processed)
2 Archival boxes, 0.25 linear meters
449 VHS PAL, 11.22 linear meters
102 Digital container, 0.1 linear meters
255 Audio cassette, 3.83 linear meters
26 DVD-ROM, 0.26 linear meters
4 BetaSP NTSC, 0.12 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Privát Fotó és Film Alapítvány

Content and Structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
Records of the Private Photo and Film Foundation at the Open Society Archives are video copies of Hungarian home movies (amateur films shot on 8, super 8 and 9.5 mm), collected by Péter Forgács.
The fonds also contains audio interviews with the family members of the moviemakers.
A basic inventory to the home movies and documentary films directed by Péter Forgács, based on amateur films, and a huge collection of private photographic prints also form part of the fonds.
As of 2019, all the film and audio recordings were digitized. As a result, the entire collection is accessible digitally at OSA's Research Room.

Not Expected

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights of home movies to be determined; copyrights of art documentaries held by individual producers
English, Hungarian

Description Control

Archivist's note
Processed by Zsuzsanna Zádori and Miklós Tamási, November, 2001.