Search The Collection
Here you will be able to access references to the main core of the National Film Unit (NFU) collection as well as look at quick reference guides for various often requested subjects.
Before you begin searching either the main collection or the quick reference lists please read through our access and copyright page. Here you will find information about ordering copies of material and clearing the rights if you wish to use the material for anything other than personal viewing or research. You are also able to download order forms and our terms and conditions of use.
The quick reference guides are a selection of films which are relevant to a particular subject (e.g. Royalty, Vietnam War, Music). They are not definitive lists for each subject but contain material most often requested. If you do not find what you are looking for here, try the main NFU collection or try searching for it in Archway.Go to Films by Subject »
The National Film Units Search screen is where you can free text search through the majority of the NFU collection held at Archives New Zealand. It lists only viewing copies on either film or video. If there is no reference to a viewing copy please contact Access Services about the availability of viewing copies. New material is being added to this list regularly.Go to the NFU Collection »
To research the master material we hold please refer to Archway which lists all items but has no descriptive information apart from title and technical details.