Public Nominations Sought for 2006 National Film Registry

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Jul 5, 2006, 3:03:49 PM7/5/06
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the
2006 National Film Registry. To be eligible for the Registry, a film
must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or
aesthetically significant." The number of public votes a film receives
is a significant factor weighed by the Librarian and members of the
National Film Preservation Board during the selection process.

Congress first established the National Film Registry in the 1988
National Film Preservation Act, and most recently extended the
with passage of the National Film Preservation Act of 2005 (part of
Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, Public Law 109-9).
Along with mandating continuing implementation of a plan to save the
American film heritage, this law authorizes the Librarian of Congress
(after reviewing public suggestions and consulting extensively with
film experts and the 44 members and alternates of the National Film
Preservation Board) to select up to 25 films each year for inclusion
the Registry.

The 425 films chosen during the first seventeen years illustrate the
vibrant diversity of American film-making, and range from well-known
classics (Casablanca, The General, Sunrise, and A Night at the Opera)
to landmark independent, documentary and avant-garde masterpieces
(Nothing But a Man, Louisiana Story, and Meshes of the Afternoon).
More information can be found at:

To be considered for the 2006 National Film Registry, votes should be
submitted on or before September 1, 2006. For consideration, please
forward recommendations (limit 50 titles per year) via email to:

Email is strongly preferred given security issues on Capitol Hill and
resulting extensive delays in postal delivery. To submit via regular

National Film Registry
Library of Congress, MBRS Division
Washington, D.C. 20540
Attn: Steve Leggett

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