Stock Footage for Royalty Free Use

For a one time stock footage buyout fee, a public domain movie, television show, or archival film is yours to use forever, royalty free. We do not sell by the second or the minute, the minimum charge is for one title. Choose from our inventory of 44,000 film and TV programs or from our 30,000 strong movie trailer library. Yes, our movie trailers are also usable as royalty free stock footage. Most of our movie trailers are not listed, so please send us your want list. We deliver on all broadcast tape format and on high resolution digital files like Apple Quicktime ProRes, MPEG2, and more.

Public Domain Films


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All About RetroFilm Vault's Service and Public Domain Films


Why PD?

Where it comes from

"Congress shall have the power...To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries". - United States Constitution