How do I nominate a film to the National Film Registry?
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 National Film Registry
The 2020 deadline for nominations is September 15, 2020.
The Library of Congress invites you to submit your recommendations for movies to be included on the 2020 National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian and Film Board are considering their final selections. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
The Registry is intended to reflect American society and the rich tapestry of American cinema since its inceptions around 1890. To that end, we strongly encourage the nomination of the full-range of American film-making: not just Hollywood classics or other well-known works, but also silent era titles, documentaries, avant-garde, educational and industrial films, as well as films representing the vibrant unmatched diversity of American culture, both in terms of content and all those who created these snapshots of America society: directors, writers, actors and actresses, cinematographers, and other crafts.
You may recommend up to 50 titles per year through our online nomination form.
Use of the online form is preferred; however, to submit via regular mail, please send your nominations to:
National Film Registry
Library of Congress
Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
We cannot provide subject research for stock footage or copying of most of the films and videos in our collection.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Please send written correspondence to:
Moving Image Research Center
101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building, LM 336
Washington, D.C. 20540-4690