1894 in film
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|List of years in film (table)|
|... 1884 . 1885 . 1886 . 1887 . 1888 . 1889 . 1890 ...
1891 1892 1893 -1894- 1895 1896 1897
... 1898 . 1899 . 1900 . 1901 . 1902 . 1903 . 1904 ...
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|Years in film|
- January 7 - William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
- January 7 - Thomas Edison films his assistant, Fred Ott sneezing with the Kinetoscope at the "Black Maria."
- April 14 - The first commercial presentation of the Kinetoscope took place in the Holland Brothers' Kinetoscope Parlor at 1155 Broadway, New York City.
- June 6 - Charles Francis Jenkins projects a filmed motion picture before an audience in Richmond, Indiana. Earliest documented projection of a motion picture.
- Thomas Edison experiments with synchronizing audio with film; the Kinetophone is invented which loosely synchronizes a Kinetoscope image with a cylinder phonograph.
- Kinetoscope viewing parlors begin to open in major cities. Each parlor contains several machines.
- Birt Acres creates a 70 mm format, which he first uses to shoot the Henley Royal Regatta.
Films released in 1894 
- Annie Oakley
- Annabelle Butterfly Dance
- Autour d'une cabine
- Athlete with Wand
- Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)
- Bucking Broncho
- Buffalo Dance
- Caicedo with Pole
- Chinese Opium Den
- Cockfight, no. 2
- Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph
- Dickson Experimental Sound Film
- Fire Rescue Scene
- Fred Ott's Sneeze(Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze)
- Fred Ott Holding a Bird
- Glenroy Bros
- Hadj Cheriff
- Imperial Japanese Dance
- Leonard-Cushing Fight
- Luis Martinetti, Contortionist aka Luis Martinetti, Contortionist
- Miss Jerry
- Rêve au coin du feu
- Robetta and Doretto, (no. 2) aka Chinese Laundry Scene
- Sioux Ghost Dance
- Eugen Sandow
- The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight
|Day||Name||Profession||Year of death|
|January 3||Zazu Pitts||American actress||1963|
|June 16||Norman Kerry||American actor||1956|
|July 27||Mientje Kling||Dutch actress||1966|
|September 15||Jean Renoir||French director||1979|
|September 27||Olive Tell||American actress||1951|
|October 7||Del Lord||Canadian pioneer Hollywood director||1970|
|October 20||Olive Thomas||American actress||1920|
|November 9||Mae Marsh||American actress||1968|
|December 31||Pola Negri||Polish actress||1987|
Media related to 1894 in film at Wikimedia Commons
- "A Sneeze Caught on Film". American Treasures of the Library of Congress. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- Musser, Charles (1994). The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907, Volume 1. London, England: University of California Press. p. 81. ISBN 0521897335.
- "The Case Files: C. Franklin Jenkins". The Franklin Institute. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- Venkatasawmy, Rama (2012). The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood's Coming of Age. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. p. 166. ISBN 0739176218.
- "Acres, Birt (1854-1918)". BFI Sceen Online. Retrieved 24 February 2013.