1898 in film

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The following is an overview of the events of 1898 in film, including a list of films released and notable births.

List of years in film (table)


  • May 19 - Vitagraph is founded in New York.
  • Birt Acres invents the first amateur format, Birtac, by splitting 35 mm film into two halves of 17.5 mm.
  • August 27 - Alfred John West gives Royal Command Performance to Queen Victoria of film from the cruise of HMS Crescent at Osborne House

Films released in 1898[edit]




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