Since the 1970s, the Pacific Film Archive has hosted numerous guest speakers in conjunction with its film and video exhibition
program. The speakers include filmmakers from around the world, as well as others involved in filmmaking, film study and criticism,
and film preservation. The guest recordings collection documents these speakers' appearances and consists of question and
answer sessions, lectures, symposia, and other interactions between PFA guests and audiences.
Approximately 1,600 audio cassettes, 2,400 born-digital audio recordings, 2,000 born-digital video recordings
Due to copyright restrictions, audiovisual material from this collection may not be reproduced without permission from the
The entire collection is open for free research use on site at BAMPFA during open hours of the Film Library & Study Center,
1PM-5PM Wednesday-Friday. See bampfa.org for more information. At least one week's notice is required for a research appointment
to allow for retrieval of materials. Contact the BAMPFA Film Library at (510) 642-1437 during open hours, or by email at bampfafilmlibrary
[at] berkeley [dot] edu to schedule appointments.