There’s nowhere on earth quite like Newcastle, and just in time for Christmas, the North East Film Archive have produced an astonishing new DVD revealing ‘Newcastle on Film’ – the moving story of the city as captured on film over the past 100 years.
In recognition of the increasing impact television has had on the world, in 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st November as World Television Day. To mark the day we’ve added some new films to our online collections as part of our North East On Film project.
Are you searching for the ideal Christmas present for a Hullensian? Well, look no further than our Hull on Film DVD, packed full of fascinating footage of Hull dating from the early 1900s up to 1980! The DVD is priced at £12 (including postage and packing), and all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase helps to safeguard more of our region's film heritage.
In the 1980s, Willerby Film Club made an 8mm film capturing the memories of three Wagoners from the East Riding of Yorkshire, who all recall signing up, mobilisation, and their experiences of the Mons Retreat during WW1. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, YFA were able to undertake vital restoration work on the only surviving copy, a poor-quality VHS tape, and the story of the Wagoners can be told once again.
For her latest series of blogs, our fabulous volunteer, Val, has taken inspiration from a newly-commissioned short film, Born a Rebel: a collaboration between Cinema for All, Yorkshire, North East and North West Film Archives (find out more about the film here). Here’s part one - parts two and three will follow over the next few weeks.
Both YFA and NEFA are very excited to be working in partnership with Cinema For All and North West Film Archive, as part of the Vote 100: Born a Rebel campaign, and to share the official trailer for our newly-commissioned short film of the same name.
Featuring wonderful footage from the Yorkshire, North East and North West Film Archives, the film was made in response to the lack of women's voices in archives.
Do something special for York!
YFA are asking for your help to support us in a very special campaign to preserve the rich film heritage of the city, and create a permanent legacy for everyone to see and enjoy, far into the future.
Wednesday 10th October was the 90th birthday of Tyneside’s beloved north east icon the Tyne Bridge, and it also happened to be the first day we visited Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema to showcase our brand new Tyneside On Film programme.
If you missed out on getting a ticket first time around, we’re heading back to the Tyneside once again. You can see Tyneside On Film on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, at 3.00pm and 6.10pm.
WE NEED YOUR FILMS!
NEFA is excited to announce the launch of its new Search & Rescue campaign. We’re asking everyone who lives in, works in or loves the North East to help us re-discover those forgotten film and videotape collections that have recorded life in the region over the past one hundred and twenty years.
In May 2018 we launched CINESECRETS, an initiative where we team up with the region’s media to present 60-second clips from the North East Film Archive showing the people, industries, special events and pastimes of times gone by.