In 1962, the then Director Georgios Spyridakis founded the Cinematographic Section for Folk Culture Topics. This was subsequently added to by Research Staff Member Georgios Aikaterinidis. The Archive possesses 82 films, of about 8,500 m. of folklore material recorded on 16mm film.
Since the 1980’s, Research Staff Members have been using video cameras during fieldwork and at present are also using digital cameras. As part of its ongoing programme of reorganisation and modernisation, the Folklore Centre has embarked on converting its cinematographic material to digital form, thus making it more easily accessible. A start has been made with the 16 mm films in the collection. Greek television has often made use of cinematographic material held in the Centre in its programmes.
View digitized filming the Folklore Centre in the digital repository of the Academy of Athens