FAUK commissioned report 'Invisible Innovators' launched by UEA
Next meeting? 28th June 2021
Welcome to FAUK!
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 sector film archives.
For a taste of the material we hold, why not watch our video showcasing some of the treasures from our collections?
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. 6.3.20
FAUK'S next quarterly meeting will take place via ZOOM on Monday 28th June 2021 2-4pm. Zoom invites will be sent to Members in due course. We hope all our Members and friends are keeping safe and well. For more information about FAUK and membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wessex Film and Sound Archive
Members of the Winchester folk dance group Woodfidley reunited at a film show of their past glories, hosted by Wessex Film and Sound Archive (WFSA) on 26th September 2013.
Although the group has disbanded, they were celebrating the 40th anniversary since being founded, watching their youthful selves dance at events like the Sidmouth International Folk Festival.
Former member Rob Mills, dressed in appropriate dancing costume, led the event in the WFSA Cinema by ringing a bell and singing an introduction. The packed audience was then treated to clips from videos deposited with WFSA, showing the very best of their performances going back to 1984. Complicated and intricate folk dance routines were shown, accompanied by their excellent house band on the soundtrack, revealing why they became hailed internationally for their skills, despite being a hobby which members had to juggle with their work and home lives. After the film show, some Woodfidley scrapbooks were laid out for the audience to look at and they were chatting and reminiscing for a long time.
This was a very enjoyable occasion and will be long remembered by all those involved.
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