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Audiovisual Materials Viewing Service

The collection items of this Archive are not for lending. They may only be viewed or used inside the Resource Centre.


Some of the collection items are not available for viewing due to copyright, preservation or other concerns.


The Resource Centre provides viewing booth reservation service to Audiovisual Materials Viewing Year Cardholders. The cardholder can reserve a viewing booth no earlier than seven days in advance. Reservation can be made in person or by telephone five minutes after the opening of the Centre. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


The cardholder should state his/her name and card number when making reservations. If reservation is made by telephone, please also provide your contact number.


Each cardholder is limited to booking one viewing session per day and a maximum of three audiovisual items for each session. A new request can be made after the viewing is finished, subject to the availability of the booths/room.


Please arrive at the Resource Centre within the first 15 minutes of the reserved time slot. Latecomers’ reserved booths may be passed to other users, and they will have to make another reservation again.


Cardholders should produce their cards and identification documents on the day of viewing.


Users can only bring pencils and paper into the viewing booth/room. They must put their bags, handbags, suitcases, audio and video recorders or any reproduction equipment, food and drinks in the lockers provided in the Resource Centre before entering the viewing booth/room.


Users should not leave the viewing booth/room for more than 30 minutes. Otherwise, the Archive reserves the right to allocate that booth/room to other users.


It takes approximately 30 minutes for our staff to process one application for viewing service and check out audiovisual materials from our conditioned stores.


Please respect copyright. No reproduction equipment should be used in the Centre.


The Archive reserves the right to extend or amend the validity period of the Viewing Card under certain circumstances.


The Archive reserves the right not to serve a cardholder should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


The Audiovisual Materials Viewing Card is the property of the Hong Kong Film Archive and is not transferable. Please inform the Archive of any change of address or loss of card(s).


For crowd control purposes, a token-based admission system may be adopted on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Our staff will distribute tokens to users at the G/F lobby 10 minutes before the opening of the Centre.

Archive Collection Reproduction Service

All copyrighted works are protected under Chapter 528 ‘Copyright Ordinance’. Please do not infringe any copyright when making photocopies. Your special attention is drawn to sections 23, 38, 46 to 49 of the Ordinance. A copy of the Ordinance is available on request at the counter.


Written consent from copyright owner of the item(s) should be obtained except for books and periodicals for research purposes or private study.


Subject to clearance of copyright, reproduction service may be provided to the applicant by the Hong Kong Film Archive at stipulated charges.


Please fill in the ‘Request for Reproduction of Archive Collection’ form available at the Centre’s service counter and pay the fees as stipulated in the ‘Hong Kong Film Archive Resource Centre Service Charges’ guideline.


Please refer to the conditions for reproduction stated in the abovementioned application form.


The charges for reproduction are solely borne by the applicant. Payment should be made in cash and all fees paid are not refundable.


The applicant shall indemnify the Hong Kong Film Archive against any claims, damages, losses or costs arising in any manner from the breach of the Conditions for Reproduction or from any infringement of intellectual property and other proprietary rights as a result of the reproduction of any Archive item(s).

Stored-Value Photocopying Cards

Stored-Value Photocopying Cards are available for sale at the service counter of the Resource Centre.


The fee for self-service photocopying is HK$0.5 per page (black & white; A4 size).


Each Card is priced at HK$20, including HK$10 for photocopying and a deposit of HK$10.


The HK$10 deposit is refundable upon returning the used card. NO refund is available for any residual value in the card.


Users are requested to check the card value upon the purchase. Claims for any damage of the card or loss of card value afterwards will NOT be accepted.

Service Charges (payment by cash only)
Unit Price (HK$)
1.   Audiovisual Materials Viewing Service
1.1   Day Card
1.2   Year Card    
  1.2.1 Personal Year Card
  1.2.2 Organization Year Card
1.3   Replacement of Year Card
1.4   Film viewing at Group Viewing Room*
(For Schools/ University Groups Only)
$10 per head
(minimum 10 people per screening)
* Please contact our staff in advance for arrangement.

Processing Time: approximately 30 minutes
Remarks: 1. Please fill the application form required.
  2. Booking is available for cardholders maximum 7 days in advanced and can be made either in person or by telephone.
  3. Concessionary cards are applicable to full-time students, persons with disabilities and persons aged 60 or above.
Unit Price (HK$)
2. Reproduction Services (Handled by Archive staff)
(Include material cost)
2.1 Footage clipping (VHS, Betacam, CD-R and DV only)
$140 per 5 mins.
2.2 Sound dubbing (Audio Cassette & CD-R only)
$70 per 5 mins
B/W / Colour
2.3 Slides, 35mm

Digital scanning

    B/W Colour

Photocopy (A4)


Processing Time: 2.1 - 2.3 Max. 7 working days
  2.4 1 working day
  2.5 1/2 to 1 hour
Remarks: 1. Please fill in the application form required.
  2. Subject to rights clearance and necessary payment of royalities, if applicable.
  3. For footage clippings and sound dubbing, the reproduction cost includes materials cost for VHS, audio cassette and CD-R only. Please provide your own tape for reproduction of Betacam or DV format.
Unit Price (HK$)
3. Self-Service Reproduction Services
3.1 Photocopy (B/W, A4)
3.2 Computer printout (B/W, A4)

Remarks: 1. Subject to rights clearance and necessary payment of royalities, if applicable.
  2. Stored-value cards for photocopying are available for sale at the Resource Centre. The price for each card is $20 which includes a deposit fee of $10.

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