Publications & Website Links
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In 2000 the Film Archive Forum published a statement of principles, entitled Moving History: Towards a Policy for the UK Moving Image Archives. The document sets out ten principles as the basis of a policy for the public sector moving image archives in the UK.
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has published Hidden Treasures: The UK Audiovisual Archives Strategic Framework. The document provides a blueprint for the future development of audiovisual archives across the UK. The document was commissioned by MLA and produced by a steering group comprising members of the British Library Sound Archive and the Film Archive Forum.
This document, which was prepared by a group that represented national and regional film archive interests in the UK, defined its vision very simply and directly: “Our vision is that the public is entitled to access, learn about and enjoy its rich screen heritage wherever they live and wherever the materials are held.” It led to the Government in late 2007 investing over £20m in the BFI and the English regional film archives.
This document (a work in progress) brings together a selection of ‘standards’ for moving image archives in nationally and internationally-produced documents, generated by the film/audiovisual archive community, the wider archive and heritage community, and national and international bodies and governments.
This Film is Dangerous is an anthology published by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) to examine and to celebrate the life, the death, the afterlife and the mythology of nitrate film. Editor: R. Smither
Designed for cinema engineers and projectionists with an introduction to electronic and digital projection technologies.
Designed for archives and cinémathèques with chapters on digital cinema packages and 3D.
Links to resources, related organisations, information sources, discussion lists, blogs with weblinks.
Archives & Records Association
Association of Moving Image Artists (AMIA)
Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema & Popular Culture
British Film Institute
British Kinematograph Sound & TV Society (BKSTS)
British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)
Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Association (CCAAA)
Domitor – the International Society for the study of early cinema
FIAF International Federation of Film Archives
FIATIFA International Federation of Television Archives
FOCAL Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries
History of Advertising Trust – the largest archive of british advertising
Heritage Lottery Fund
Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association MeCCSA
The National Archives
National Science & Media Museum
SCREEN – University of Glasgow
Conservation Online (CoOL)
Film Archives Online
Film Forever: The Home Film Preservation Guide
Image Permanence Institute
L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, Rochester, New York
Moving Image Archive Programme, New York University
Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS), University of California, Los Angeles
National Film Preservation Trust
BONESS HIPPODROME SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
British Silent Cinema
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone)
London Film Festival
Sheffield International Documentary Festival
The BFI player provides online access to the UK national collection.
Creative Archive Licence Group (the pilot concluded in 2006 – NB page is archived and no longer updated)
Films from the Home Front (WW2 material from English regional archives)