Focal International holds workshop to highlight the wealth of content available from FAUK Member archives across Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Film Archives UK (FAUK) is seeking to appoint a consultancy with relevant experience and track record of project delivery to work with network members to develop strategic objectives and plans critical to digital capacity, skills and to building a stronger, representative and collective voice for public film archives.
FAUK is set to start their ‘Projecting Digital Futures’ project
FILM ARCHIVES UK has been awarded a £15,000 grant as part of The National Archives’ ‘Networks for Change’ programme. The ‘Projecting Digital Futures’ project will support FAUK, a unique network supporting the specialist area of public access audio-visual archives, to develop a targeted action plan prioritising future activity that will address key challenges facing the sector including digital capacity and skills..
Founded in 2011, and now with nearly 30 members from across the UK, FILM ARCHIVES UK (FAUK) brings together archives, archivists, associate organisations and individuals who are interested in and committed to the work and development of the UK’s public access film archives. Through dialogue, exchange of knowledge, partnership and awareness-raising FAUK plays an important role within the sector.
Film Archives UK Chair, Dr Clare Watson, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the The National Archives’ ‘Networks for Change’ programme in recognition of the key role played by Film Archives UK. At a critical moment of change, the ‘Projecting Digital Futures’ project seeks to build a stronger, representative and collective voice for public access film archives and will facilitate a series of investigations focused on digital capacity and resources, skills and training and leadership. This work is essential to refocusing strategy and building a representative and collaborative action plan that will strengthen FAUK and benefit our members and the wider archives sector we support.”
The TNA’s Networks for Change programme provides grants to support collaboration in active networks of archive services. The programme has been designed to provide support at various stages in the development and operation of a network; from assisting the establishment of the network in its early stages through to supporting development projects undertaken by robust and stable networks.
Dr Clare Watson is Chair of Film Archives UK, Director of the Media Archive for Central England and Associate Professor at the University of Lincoln.
For more information, please contact FAUK’s Administrator, Jane Jarvis firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to rewind – Hampshire’s history celebrated with ‘100 Days of Film’
Hampshire County Council’s Wessex Film and Sound Archive launched ‘100 days of film’ in April – an online project enabling people, including those with dementia, to enjoy local film archive footage spanning from the 1910s to the 1970s
There is no doubt that moving image archive and testimony to VE Day celebrations showing a nation dancing and singing in the streets, burning the blackout boards and curtains and, for the first time in 6 years, relaxing and realising a better life was round the corner can serve to boost the nation’s mood with a feeling of nostalgia.
The North West Archive have launched #Lockdownlife Appeal is asking for the public’s help to create as wide-ranging a picture as possible of what life was really like in the North West of England during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Screen Archive South East cordially invites you to experience both the grim and the joyous events of seventy-five years ago by watching its new archive film – ‘War & Peace’.
Life in lockdown is still full on with many FAUK members focusing on digital outreach and a special ‘Keyworkers Gallery’
A new film project titled ‘These are the Hands’, looking to raise money for NHS Charities Together, includes material from a Cambridgeshire heart surgeon’s film collection held by EAFA.
The UEA’s report, ‘Invisible Innovators’ making women filmmakers visible across the UK’s film archives, is now available. It has been commissioned by Film Archives UK to explore the current scale and scope of the holdings of women’s amateur filmmaking within the regional and national film and media archives and to investigate ways of optimising their visibility.