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.


Save our Sounds is the British Library’s programme to preserve the nation’s sound heritage

The nation’s sound collections are under threat, both from physical degradation and as the means of playing them disappear from production. Archival consensus internationally is that we have approximately 15 years in which to save our sound collections by digitising them before they become unreadable and are effectively lost.
We would be very interested to hear about the current status of any and all sound collections and Film Archives UK may currently hold across all formats both analogue and digital.


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.