The following are part of the DEFA Foundation’s film stock:

  • DEFA productions

    • Productions from the DEFA Documentary Film Studio
    • Productions from the DEFA Feature Film Studio
    • Productions from the DEFA Animation Film Studio
    • Productions from the DEFA Synchronization Studio

  • Aquired Video Archives

    • Productions from the Thomas Grimm Contemporary Witness Archive
    • Productions from Cintec, GmbH
    • Films from the archives of the Wydok Association, e.V.
    • Productions from Blickpunkt Archive

  • Eyewitness Interviews with DEFA artists

For a few films that were produced in the DEFA Studios, every trace has been lost. For now, they are considered  lost films. There are no materials available for these films in the archives.

All the films in the DEFA Foundation’s collection are recorded in the  database on this website. They include all the relevant filmographic details; in most cases, extensive summaries, available supplementary material and will be routinely updated.

Trailer "Historie der DEFA" by Michael Konstabel

[Translate to English:] Trailer "Historie der DEFA" (R: Michael Konstabel, 2004)

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