Origin and History of the Archive
The idea of establishing a film archive had its seeds in the 1970s and 80s, as there were opinions voicing support for setting up a film library, and later, a film archive among the cultural sector. At the end of the 1980s, the government officially entrusted a group of experts to carry out a feasibility study, and by 1991, work had begun to create a local film archive. Afterwards, with the formation of the HKFA Planning Office and a series of activities pertaining to the collection, conservation, research, exhibition and screening of film-related material, the public became further acquainted with the goals and work of the Archive. This greatly facilitated the operations of the Archive after its building was constructed, and also established a firm foundation for its work for the next two decades.