National Film Center (NFC) is a national institution dedicated to the preservation and research of cinema and is a full member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF). Japanese and foreign films and non-film materials are collected, preserved, and restored at NFC. There are also series of film screenings under diverse themes, books and periodicals on cinema that are open to the public in the library, and cinema-related materials that are on display in the gallery.
In conjunction with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, NFC selects fine films to be shown and promoted in public halls all over Japan. Moreover, information is exchanged on a global level with fellow institutions of the FIAF.
[2nd floor] Cinema 1
This hall is equipped with a variety of projectors corresponding to the diverse formats that have emerged in the history of cinema. Serial shows under different themes are shown in this hall, which can seat 310 people.
[Basement] Cinema 2
Like Cinema 1, Cinema 2 is also equipped with the State-of-the-art projectors and can seat 151 people.
[7th Floor] Gallery
Cinema-related materials are shown in the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
[4th Floor] Library
Books and periodicals on cinema are held for public reading.