June: a month of long bright days, beautiful gardens, the scent of the wisteria, cream teas and village fêtes, a nostalgic picture of Britain from the past when the sun always seemed to shine. YFA volunteer, Val Baxter, has been enjoying an array of films on a horticultural theme, and here she shares her picks of the bunch ...
The month of June, named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno, is all about weddings and this June we're celebrating the marriage of our NEFA colleague, Dave Parsons, and his partner Rachel, who tied the knot on June 3rd. We wish them every joy and happiness, and to send them on their way, we're taking a look at some of the wonderful weddings captured on film in our collection.
A great mash-up of spectacle, thriller, tragedy and farce, boots, balls and small town teams who dare to dream, football fever returns to Wembley Stadium this weekend. Join us on the terraces and rediscover a fascinating legacy of 20th century football and film on the FA Cup trail.
With National Walking Month upon us, plus brighter days and longer evenings, what can be better for your wellbeing than a daily stroll? A quick ask around our office reveals a mixed result of casual walking to work to the more serious 20,000 steps a day, but if you don’t have time you can let the camera do the walking, while you sit back and enjoy the views.
Over time, United States presidents come and go … and 40 years ago one came to Tyne & Wear. In the year of one of the most unpredictable US presidential election in living memory, we look back to a memorable day in the 1970s when a brand new US President, Jimmy Carter, spent a day in the North East on his first overseas trip. The occasion was captured on film by television crews and amateurs alike, and is now preserved in the vaults of North East Film Archive.
This weekend sees the return of the Tour de Yorkshire, encompassing all four corners of the county. The Tour begins in Bridlington on Friday 28th April, ending in Fox Valley, Sheffield on Sunday 30th. To mark the occasion, we're taking a look back at a film that we produced in 2014, as part of the Tour de Cinema programme for the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our two 'Hull on Film' screenings at the Vue Cinema, Princes Quay on 1st April. Both screenings were a sell-out, and reactions from the audience were fantastic. If you missed out on a ticket, don't worry: we'll be back later this year.
In the meantime, we'd like to share some of the feedback left in response to the question '"What did you enjoy most about the screening?"
A selection of footage from the Calling Blighty series of films, showing servicemen from South Yorkshire and York, will be shown at a special screening at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield on Sunday 26th March.
These rare and unseen films show the men sending filmed messages home from India and Burma at the end of WW2. The films were screened at local cinemas in 1944-5 to wives, mothers and sweethearts back home as a way of increasing morale; a sort of one way Skype of their day, they are remarkable and moving documents.
The Yorkshire Film Archive is delighted with the response to Hull on Film which is now sold out. We are sorry that audiences are disappointed to have missed out on this occasion.
We assure you that, due to the overwhelming interest in Hull on Film, we will be back with a repeat screening and more of Hull’s film heritage soon – watch this space!
The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) has been making cine stories and capturing the north east on film for nearly a century. It is the sole survivor of the five original ACA organisations in Britain, first set up in 1927, and this year, incredibly, the cine club celebrates its 90th anniversary.