Explore the past ...

History is a kaleidoscope of different perspectives and narratives. In order to authentically fill it with life, PROGRESS, with its outstanding archive of historical and contemporary film and images, offers a wide range of services and opportunities.

PROGRESS Professional
Search. Find. License
Historically curated film archive, AI-powered search, shopping cart with 24/7 licensing, free download of viewing material, searchable transcripts. Collections from around the world and from a variety of perspectives.
PROGRESS Filmverleih
Out of love for Cinema
PROGRESS, as one of the most prestigious film distributors in Europe, has brought works of legendary directors from around the world to the big screen, contributing to the development of cinema as an art form. Among these directors are Sergei Eisenstein, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Sergio Leone, Heiner Carow, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, and Sergei Loznitsa. We embrace this responsibility and will passionately carry it forward into the future with new international cinematic gems.
PROGRESS Summit
The Future of History
A hub for creatives, broadcasters, streamers, archive researchers, historians and producers. Keynote addresses and specialist sessions with international industry experts and VIPs.
PROGRESS Network
Social Network for History & Media
The platform for filmmakers, historians, archive researchers, archivists, journalists, authors, producers, editors and all those who co-create history and media. Information, exchange, matchmaking.
PROGRESS Audio
The Sound Source
The film music archive. Search and find the right sound. Music licensing for film projects. A selection of 4,300 film scores. Music productions.
PROGRESS Film
The Filmmuseum
Streaming and research platform for currently 18,700 films from 1907 - 2018 from all over the world. Feature films, documentaries, animation, interviews, contemporary witnesses, newsreels and B-roll from a wide range of perspectives.
PROGRESS Pro
Search. Find. License

A historically curated film archive with AI-powered search, a shopping cart with 24/7 licensing, free download of viewing material, and searchable transcripts. Collections from around the world and from a variety of perspectives.

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PROGRESS Filmverleih
Out of love for Cinema

Exquisite films in search of an audience. With its 75-year tradition, PROGRESS Film Distribution has the experience and skill to turn cinematic art into a crowd-pleaser on the big screen.

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PROGRESS Summit
The Future of History

A hub for creatives, broadcasters, streamers, archive researchers, historians, and producers. Keynote addresses and specialist sessions with international industry experts.

Director Agnès Varda stands on the back of her cameraman and looks through the camera.
PROGRESS Network
Social Network for History & Media

The platform for filmmakers, historians, archive researchers, archivists, journalists, authors, producers, editors, and all those who co-create history and media. Information, exchange, matchmaking.

Eine alte Liebe (DEFA07433)
PROGRESS Audio
The Sound Source

The film music archive. Search and find just the right sounds. Music licensing for film projects. A selection of 4,300 film scores. Music productions.

PROGRESS Film
The Filmmuseum

Streaming and research platform with a global selection of 18,700 films from 1907 - 2018. Feature films, documentaries, animation, interviews, contemporary witnesses, newsreels, and B-roll from a wide range of perspectives.

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Explore the past ...

History is a kaleidoscope of different perspectives and narratives. In order to authentically fill it with life, PROGRESS, with its outstanding archive of historical and contemporary film and images, offers a wide range of services and opportunities.

Explore the past ...

History is a kaleidoscope of different perspectives and narratives. In order to authentically fill it with life, PROGRESS, with its outstanding archive of historical and contemporary film and images, offers a wide range of services and opportunities.

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