New American Cinema Group/Film-Makers' Cooperative (NACG) was founded in 1961 for the dissemination of avant-garde film. It is the first artist-run organization devoted to the exploration of the moving image. NACG has become the largest distributor and open archive of alternative film, video and digital media. In the last decade NACG’s function in the art world has expanded: as an internationally recognized research center for film scholars and media makers, as one of the few venues committed to screening 16mm films, and as an organization devoted to the preservation of film. NACG links 5000 works by 1013 media makers to 1500 museums and exhibitors throughout the world, including hundreds of film studies programs in colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. NACG is an invaluable resource for countless institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, the Louvre, the Whitney Museum, Tate Modern, New York Film Festival, Sundance, Berlin and Rotterdam.