The Open Archives programme offers everyone the chance to glimpse the work of film collections, from preservation and restoration all the way to ensuring public access to classic films. On the 120th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian cinema, this has special significance since without film archives, movies made over the course of many decades would have had little chance to survive. However, what do we know about films that were lost? What were the earliest newsreels and the first directed film made in Hungary like? How does one go about restoring colour movies made using a special technique? What kind of exciting research projects are ongoing in the archives of other countries? How are motion picture classics made available to audiences on online video platforms and how can work be restarted after the pandemic? Parallel with the generous screening programme, we’ll be looking for answers to these questions at lectures and round-table discussions with the assistance of international guests.