This concept is used for collections that were artificially created in the past out of individual documents accidentally discovered that combine common features – e.g. the same theme, the same types of stored documents etc. Almost all the collections have a codified kind of finding aid and are considered processed (see below).
Archival records for research can be made available by the Department of Special Collections (OPA) at the NFA, located at Bartolomějská 11, Prague 1 (Konvikt area, 1st floor, Wednesday: 11am – 8 pm., Thursday, 9am – 6pm.). For details, on how to access archival records stored in the NFA are regulated by the NFA’s OPA Research Rules. According to the Act. no. 499/2004 on Collections, which deals with archives and standard services, as well as the amending certain laws, only archival materials older than thirty years can be made available, and that is from processed or partially processed collections. Unprocessed archival collections can be made available for educational purposes, but an exemption must be applied for – see above. The accessibility of archival materials is also limited by Act no. 101/2000 on Collections, on the protection of personal data and the amending of certain laws. In order to gain accessibility to archive of the varia collections, it is absolutely necessary to discuss it first with the head of the NFA’s OPA Mr Tomas Lachman.

– Amateur Film: Unprocessed
– Animated Film
– Historical Documents
– Film Institutions – Varia
– Actors
– Correspondence
– Cinema Licenses
– Topics and scenarios: Unprocessed
– Personalities of Czech Cinema
– Pioneers of Czech film
– Composers of Film Music