Film archiving, due to the production of increasingly large number and types of film, has been gaining many subheadings. On the other hand, together with easy access to the new technical possibilities, the audio-visual production has been increasing rapidly. These productions, in terms of preserving cultural heritage has become more and more important. In present situation, the film archiving, has attained new functions by passing beyond "collecting". Film archiving, now, has been considered as an area of profession. Therefore, reviewing the stages of film archival studies, seem to be quite meaningful.