NFAI has a very large collection of material relating to every period of
Indian cinema. It contains more than 1,30,014 still photographs. Prints
of all unique photographs have been made so that they are available to
researchers, authors etc. Censorship records and other material are used
to reconstruct the multiple filmographies of Indian cinema. Among the
publicity items are more than 16,474 film posters of various sizes,
11,474 song booklets, lobby cards, press clippings and old disc records.
The Documentation Centre attempts to collect
ancillary material for every film title certified by the various Film
Certification Boards in the country.
Films are made in many languages at various centres in India, and
considering the large number of films produced in the country, the task
of acquiring and documenting this material is voluminous.