Donate Your Films

Help us to build a bigger picture of London by sharing your old home movies and films.

If you think you have films that would be of interest to us, please get in touch using the form below.

What we are looking for

We are looking for films that help to tell the story of your local Borough or another part of London. The subject can be anything – an important local event or a picnic in the garden, a wedding or a football match, a day out shopping or a Christmas party in the living room – all can help enrich your Borough archive.

We are interested in home movies and amateur films as well as professionally shot films such as newsreels, public information films and sponsored films. Any of these films may have made by yourself or a family member, schools, councils, sporting teams, clubs, charities or any other local companies or bodies.

We cannot not accept commercial feature films, music videos, or television shows.

What we offer

We can digitise films in any format, from 8mm cine film reels to video.

If your film fits our collecting remit we will preserve and digitise the original film, and provide you with your own copies on DVD.


Watch some of the films  already donated to us:

Glynis & David's Party (1955)

Glynis & David’s Party (1955)

Sports Day: St John School Penge (1934-6)

Sports Day: St John School Penge (1934-6)

Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1977)

Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1977)

Lampton Park May Day (1989)

Lampton Park May Day (1989)

The Boroughs

The following London boroughs were involved in our three year London: A Bigger Picture project:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Enfield
  • Haringey
  • Havering

  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Merton
  • Redbridge
  • Sutton
  • Harrow (associate partner)
  • Richmond (associate partner)

London: A Bigger Picture project was a major three year project delivered by Film London’s London’s Screen Archives. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the BFI and Creative Skillset, and its goal was to engage over one million Londoners with the city’s film archives. 

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