The Mowelfund Resource and Information Center comprises the Audiovisual Archive, the Mowelfund Library and the Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula. It aims to collect, store and preserve film artifacts and records on historical and current events in the Philippine motion picture industry. It serves as a regular source of information and materials to researchers, i.e. students and professionals, TV and Film production staffers, journalist, media writers and film enthusiasts.
The Mowelfund Audiovisual Archive (MAVA) specializes in collecting and preserving audiovisual materials such as Film (35mm, 16mm and super-8); Video/Audio tapes (U-matic, VHS, Betamax, Video-8, Mini-DV, Betacam, Cassette tapes, etc.); and Optical Discs (CD, VCD and DVD).
It has the largest collection of short films and other film classics. It currently holds more than five hundred titles of film/video works of students and independent filmmakers.
The Archive also participates actively in various archiving seminars and advocacies and is an active member of the Samahan Ng Mga Filipinong Archivista Para Sa Pelikula (SOFIA) & The Southeast Asia Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA).
The Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula (PMP) is the Philippines’ first-ever national film museum encompassing 100 years of cinema. It exhibits a wide array of film and film-related artifacts.
Educational and entertaining, the Museum is set up for the enrichment and cultural appreciation of students, teachers, and the general public of the country’s moving image heritage.
A visit to the film museum is worth a thousand lectures and a hundred books! Discover the 100-Year history of Cinema in the Philippines — from its beginnings to World War II, from the golden years to the present. Know the stars of yesteryears. See precious film classics on display. Be fascinated with replicas of movie super heroes, learn Basic filmmaking techniques, and enjoy the Movie Park!
The Dr. Guillermo C. De Vega Memorial Library keeps a wealth of data on the Philippine movie industry and its alternative forms. Through the years, the literary print collections in the library have provided a massive source of data for researchers, young and old alike, Filipinos and foreigners, media groups, students and professionals, etc. The realization that our local cinema has such interesting and valuable heritage motivated Mowelfund to exert more efforts to research, collect, document and preserve such legacy.
In the same manner, the Research Division is constantly monitoring current realities involving the industry toward the local print and broadcast, and/or foreign media that may be relative to the growth or impairment of our local cinema. This move proved very important to the progressive trend of our local print and broadcast media. Only the Mowelfund library carries a comprehensive collection of relevant data.