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Welcome to Early Bird Films!

Vintage 16mm films for sale

On this site you will see various Features, Live Action and Animated Short Films, and TV Shows. I will also be listing Chapter Serials, Newsreels, and Home Movies, as well as Vintage Commercials, Trailers, TV Spots, Music Soundies, Scopitones and Telescriptions.

The concept for this site is that I want to sell directly to the film collecting public, first come, first serve, for a fixed price. And, to ensure that you are the first to be served, I highly recommend that you be signed up to our email alert. Just click on the link above in the top right and you will be emailed whenever films are added to this site. Sign up today!

Everything sold has a money back guarantee, (not including shipping & handling). If it is not as described, I will take it back, no questions asked. Prices are not negotiable after the sale, as I stand behind my descriptions and my strict film grading terms and practices.

Please click on the Quality Standards link for more info on how films are graded. Here is a preview of my standards: My highest grade is “Excellent Plus”. I don't believe “Mint” is a useful term to describe film. So there will be no eye-popping lead terms to make you think you have stumbled upon a fairytale print. Every film print has its drawbacks. Likewise “Near-Mint” will not be used either, as it is indefinable as “Near Infinity”.


Shipping Policy
All orders will be shipped by either media mail or priority mail. A flat fee of $3.00 will be added to each order for insurance, delivery confirmation and packing materials. This fee is not negotiable, as I will always insure packages for the value of their contents and get delivery confirmation.

Return Policy
Unless clearly stated in the "Short Sales Description" field, all films can be returned for a full refund (minus shipping and handling costs) if the content or condition is not as described.