The SFI’s Documentation Section constitutes a part of the Documentation and Library Services Department of the National Film Archive. The Documentation collections, which consist of so-called documentation components, contain textual materials to individual Slovak and foreign cinematographic and other audiovisual works, film personalities, producers of audiovisual recordings and other film organisations, film festivals, film showings and other public events related to the audiovisual heritage and cinematographic culture in Slovakia. Documentation components may include production sheets, distribution sheets, press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, textual promotional materials, foreign language materials, montage sheets, dialogue lists, festival catalogues and other information materials related to the history and present of film events in Slovakia and abroad. The Documentation Section provides services to registered users of the Documentation and Library Services Department in accordance with the Loan Regulations Governing Access to Film Copies of Audiovisual Works and Audiovisual Recordings, Archived Documents and Collectibles and Access to Related Services of the National Film Archive. The archived materials can be made available only on the premises of the SFI Library for study purposes – this is one of the basic services of the Documentation Section.

Extended search in the SFI Catalogue database – SK CINEMA

NFA SFI Loan Regulations

Price List for Services and Fees

Overview of the Basic Division and State of Processing of Collections

Slovak animated film processed
Slovak documentary processed
Slovak feature film partially processed
Slovak newscast film partially processed
Slovak television films and series partially processed
Foreign film up to 1999 partially processed
Foreign film after 2000 partially processed
Events in Czechoslovakia up to 1989 partially processed
Events in Slovakia after 1990 processed
Events abroad up to 1989 not processed
Events abroad after 1990 processed
Slovak personalities processed
Foreign personalities processed

Collection administration and processing:
Mgr. Renáta Šmatláková, Mgr. Stanislava Marendiaková, Bc. Branislav Frlička, Peter Vraštiak, Jana Jasovská, Mgr. Katarína Sámelová, PhD.

Contact: Peter Vraštiak, tel.: + 421 2 5710 1510, e-mail:

PhDr. Jana Stradiotová, Head of Documentation and Library Services Department
tel.: + 421 2 5710 1523, e-mail:

Loan Hours

Monday: 9:00 – 12:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday: 9:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00
Friday: closed