BAMPFA is UC Berkeley’s premier visual arts venue, presenting more than 450 film screenings, scores of public programs, and up to twenty exhibitions annually. With its vibrant and eclectic programming, BAMPFA inspires the imagination and ignites critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA’s collection includes more than 17,500 films and videos, including the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, impressive holdings of Soviet cinema, West Coast avant-garde film, seminal video art, as well as hundreds of thousands of articles, reviews, posters, and other ephemera related to the history of film.
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's digital collection at California Revealed consists of texts, moving images, and audio recordings from the 1910s to the 2010s. The collection includes audio recordings of presentations by visiting filmmakers; papers documenting the influential San Francisco screening series, Art in Cinema; and film and video related to performance, the 1960s counterculture, Harvey Milk, and other aspects of life in Berkeley and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.