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UK’s film archives play crucial role in ‘Britain on Film’

Film archives throughout the UK see the results of their work as partners of the BFI’s ‘Britain on Film’.

Launched officially on 7th July 2015, the National Lottery funded ‘Britain on Film’ reveals a fascinating moving image history of people and places from the UK’s archives. The project’s digital platform, BFI Player, showcases thousands of films from 1895 to the present day which can be searched via the Britain on Film’s map.

FAUK supports ‘Film Archives for the Future’ training programme announced by Yorkshire Film Archive

Yorkshire Film Archive are delighted to announce an award from Creative Skillset to deliver ‘Film Archives for the Future’ a new programme of training and CPD events for the film heritage sector. The programme focusses on organisational development at a time of huge change for the sector as it steps up to meet the challenges – and opportunities – of transition from analogue to digital operations.


Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Samira Ahmed gave a guest speech and helped present the awards. Samira presents BBC1’s Newswatch and Radio 4’s Front Row and has a special interest in the link between popular culture, politics and social change. Samira has also made documentary films herself, and won the Stonewall Broadcast of the Year award for her film about so-called “corrective” rape in South Africa.

Middlesbrough on Film

North East Film Archive

Just as with many of our archive colleagues, for both the Yorkshire Film Archive and North East Film Archive one of the real pleasures of working with regional film collections is the ability to re-connect people with film made in, or about their own communities.