The European Film Gateway is a web portal offering access to film and film-related treasures collected and preserved by 16 European film archives. It is a search engine which offers you centralised access to digital collections dispersed on different national websites. Instead of having to visit the individual websites you can search through them via the EFG. The EFG is neither a filmographic database nor a video on demand portal, instead it showcases and focuses on archival objects.
The EFG provides access to historic archival material held in 16 European film archives and cinémathèques. You can find selected films (documentaries, newsreels, advertising, early short and feature films) and a wide variety of film related material (e.g. still and set photos, posters, set design drawings, censorship and film production documents, laterna magica slides and much more). The database will grow with archives regularly adding new material. To find out more about the collections accessible via the EFG, click here.
source: Peter Scott Library Blog