Filmkontor has a very large stock of film material on the Berlin Wall and the inner-German border. Both immediately after the Wall was built in August 1961 and life with the Wall up to 1989. The scenes are mostly in color and impressively show life during the division of Germany.
Very high-quality cameras, projectors and films are produced in the GDR, some of which are far superior in terms of technology to western competition. Due to an economic policy decision by the Council for Mutual Economic Aid, after 1968 the GDR was forbidden to produce its own narrow film devices. The CSSR took over. Until 1990, however, the world market leaders were the Orwo films from Wolfen. The Super 8 format did not catch on across the board in the GDR. Shooting continued on Normal 8 through 1990. The number of narrow film makers in the GDR remained at an estimated 600 at a very low level.
Filmkontor has the largest inventory of GDR amateur films in the world.