Blackhawk Films®

High end film services and distribution

Blackhawk Films® as we know it today is the fruit of a rich and exciting story that is now almost 100 years old. It started with Film Advertising in 1927, then continued its success in the Home Distribution Market where the company earned its reputation. Since the late 80’s and thanks to David Shepard, Blackhawk Films® started to focus on the preservation and the restoration of its own collection.

In 2000, after years of fruitful collaboration, Blackhawk Films® joined forces with the Lobster Films Group (Paris, France). In 2019, the company opened a new facility in Burbank, CA, where it offers high end film services to customers as well as continuing to work on the Blackhawk and Lobster Films collection. Alongside our digital lab, our team also works on the distribution of the collection, including screening licenses and clip sales.

Digital Services

Digitization for Picture and Sound

For more than 35 years, Blackhawk Films® and the Lobster Films Group have been restoring and working on film and audiovisual content. We offer a wide variety of services. Our experienced team is at your service to provide the highest quality work for both Picture and Sound.

Learn more

Digitization for Picture and Sound
Since 1990

Digital restoration for Picture and Sound

We provide digital restoration for Picture up to 4K and Sound. Since 1990, we have restored thousands of features. We are specialized in handling very complex projects and highly damaged films.

Learn more

Digital restoration for Picture and Sound
Are you planning a screening?

Screening Licences

Our extensive catalog comprises thousands of titles. We provide the rights and material for features, shorts and documentaries.

Read more
Looking for stock footage?

Clip Sales

You can find almost everything in our vast collection of 8000+ hours. We happily provide clips for all forms of usage (advertising, documentary, features…). Research is provided for free.

Read more
Blackhawk Films®


In Search for Originals

Blackhawk Films Bulletins

June 2, 2022

The USC Hefner Moving Image Archive digitized almost all of the original Blackhawk Films bulletins. We are still looking for copies of the missing issues. Take a look at the collection following the link below.

Learn more
New BluRay release

Julien Duvivier in the 1920s

May 23, 2022

BluRay Collection of Julien Duvivier in the 1920s has been released in collaboration with Flicker Alley and Lobster Films. Follow the link below to visit Flicker Alley's online store.

Ongoing restoration project

Cyrano de Bergerac

April 20, 2022

We are happy to announce that we are currently working on a new 4K restoration of Cyrano de Bergerac from Director Augusto Genina from a gorgeous hand painted print from the George Eastman House collection.