North East on Film

Rewinding The Welfare State: a new touring film programme

The North East Film Archive has joined forces with Dr. Ben Lamb, a Teesside University research academic who has curated a series of films which show the impact of the Welfare State on the region’s social development over the past 100 years.

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River Tees On Film - our day on the river

On Saturday 29th June, our intrepid archivists ventured out onto the River Tees for a very unusual film screening. 

RIVER TEES ON FILM was a unique film show which presented some of the Archive’s cinematic treasures on board the Teesside Princess, telling the story of the River Tees using film footage dating back over 100 years, drawn from home movies, local documentaries and Tyne Tees TV productions.

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Celebrating the success of our North East On Film Search & Rescue campaign!

After launching last September, our Search & Rescue campaign has now generated over 800 film submissions from the public – and we’re still on the search for more!

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All is Groovy

In her first blog post our fabulous volunteer Jenna has scoured the archives for films showing mid-century youth fads and fashions. This first instalment explores the baby boomers of the post-war years and their coming of age in the early 1960s, embracing everything from beehives to bouffants and kinky boots to Italian suits.

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Screenings and Special Events

As well as our extensive archive of films available online, we take North East on Film on the road too, connecting the people and communities of the North East with their magnificent film heritage through our programme of curated screenings and events.

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North East on Film

Join us as we reveal the region’s film heritage on screen and online thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We’re searching for, preserving and digitising moving image from across the North East and bringing these films to cinemas, community centres and other venues near you.

Search and Rescue

We need your help to find the region’s hidden film heritage. Check your cupboards, sheds, attics and store rooms to uncover the history of the region captured on film.

Precious and often fragile, these films and videos need preserving to ensure that they can be enjoyed now and in the future.