Tilda Swinton awarded for her work with archive film

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) presented its annual award to Tilda Swinton on 29th November for her advocacy of film heritage.

Presented at a special ceremony at FAUK Member, the National Library of Scotland in Glasgow, Swinton was awarded for her work on the preservation and promotion of archive film, film history (and in particular women’s role in it), and the importance of film archives worldwide.

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.