London’s Screen Archives is the regional film archive for London, it is comprised of a network of film archives and organisations that hold archive film. Managed by Film London, its aims are to bring screen heritage alive for London.
London is home to some of the country’s leading national and specialist moving image archives and a vast range of museums, archives, libraries, educational institutions, community and special focus organisations which hold film and video material as part of their broader collections. These organisations collaborate on projects and share information to create a ‘virtual’ regional collection of moving image material made in and about the capital.
London: A Bigger Picture
London: A Bigger Picture is a three-year Heritage Lottery Funded project, allowing Londoners in 15 outer boroughs to discover the history of their area on film.
The project encourages people to share their old home movies or films with their local archives, helping us to build a bigger picture of London’s past.
We screen footage from your area in our mobile cinema and at special indoor screenings. We also collect footage to support and enrich our current collection.
The KinoVan is a mobile cinema showing films from across London, inspired by travelling cinema vans of the 1920s. Each screening gives a unique insight into your borough’s past, with a mix of old home movies and other gems from the archive.
We reveal the hidden stories behind the films, including memories from the original filmmakers or their families.
As well as film screenings, we are also collecting films – find out more about our possible donations!