found footage history

experimental films, essay films, documentaries, compilations and Scratch Videos and everything inbetween
appropriation mash-up recycled repurposed montage archival reappropriation collage compilation and some machinima

This is an effort to assemble all instances of filmmakers using found footage only - no new material by the director
Some famous omissions from this list:
Orson Welles - F for Fake (1974) and Craig Baldwin - Mock Up on Mu (2008)
There may still be a few entries featuring bits of new material occasionally, but they can be included, if the bulk of the film is comprised of and defined by found footage

half-way through making this I came across vieux capitaine's list remploi which has helped to fill some gaps - Thank You!!…

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  • Crossing the Great Sagrada

    1

  • KIPHO

    2

  • The Great Road

    3

  • The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

    4

  • Lev Tolstoy and the Russia of Nicolai II

    5

  • Today

    6

  • Two Pence Magic

    7

  • Story of the Unknown Soldier

    8

  • Outside the Border of the Camera

    9

  • Three Songs About Lenin

    10

  • Le Cinéma au service de l'histoire

    11

  • Rose Hobart

    12

  • Trade Tattoo

    13

  • Carousel: Animal Opera

    14

  • The Children's Jury

    15

  • Thimble Theater

    16

  • Bookstalls

    17

  • Jack's Dream

    18

  • Cotillion

    19

  • The Midnight Party

    20

  • Children's Party

    21

  • Yellow Caesar

    22

  • Hoch der Lambeth Valk

    23

  • By Night with Torch and Spear

    24

  • World of Plenty

    25

  • The World Is Rich

    26

  • Paris 1900

    27

  • Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

    28

  • Venom and Eternity

    29

  • Has the Film Already Started?

    30

  • Song of the Rivers

    31

  • Gnir Rednow

    32

  • The Aviary

    33

  • Centuries of June

    34

  • Banner of Youth

    35

  • Rhythm

    36

  • Vacation in Sylt

    37

  • Nymphlight

    38

  • Fable for Fountains

    39

  • Angel

    40

  • Fable for Fountains

    41

  • A Movie

    42

  • I Am Ireland

    43

  • Integration Report 1

    44

  • Scratch Pad

    45

  • La Couleur de la forme

    46

  • Life of Adolf Hitler

    47

  • Very Nice, Very Nice

    48

  • Cosmic Ray

    49

  • All'armi siam fascisti!

    50

  • Look at this City

    51

  • La Rabbia

    52

  • 21-87

    53

  • Sun in Your Head

    54

  • Breathdeath

    55

  • Newsreel of Dreams No. 1

    56

  • Free Fall

    57

  • Point of Order!

    58

  • Barbara’s Blindness

    59

  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

    60

  • Schmeerguntz

    61

  • Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase

    62

  • Now!

    63

  • Report

    64

  • Permanent Wave

    65

  • Meet Me, Jesus

    66

  • Waiting for Commercials

    67

  • Little Dog for Roger

    68

  • Une saison chez les hommes

    69

  • Revolution

    70

  • Handtinting

    71

  • Ecce Homo

    72

  • Beginning

    73

  • Waterfall

    74

  • Hybrid

    75

  • Lotus Wing

    76

  • Fluxes

    77

  • Safety Film

    78

  • OffOn

    79

  • The Hour of the Furnaces

    80

  • Le Soulèvement de la jeunesse Mai 68

    81

  • Beatles Electroniques

    82

  • Cross-Cut–A Blue Movie

    83

  • Transfer of Modulation

    84

  • In the Year of the Pig

    85

  • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    86

  • Works and Days

    87

  • Permian Strata

    88

  • Runaway

    89

  • Berlin Horse

    90

  • Treefall

    91

  • The Dance

    92

  • Inhabitants

    93

  • Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper

    94

  • Surfacing on the Thames

    95

  • Images Disturbed by an Intense Parasite

    96

  • Barbarêveuse

    97

  • Dangling Participle

    98

  • The Hart of London

    99

  • Millhouse

    100