Get Involved

On this page you’ll find information on how you can take part in sharing, supporting and enriching London’s historic moving image collections.

 

Undocumented

Get involved with London’s Screen Archives’ and The New Black Film Collective’s exciting new project, Undocumented. Undocumented seeks to address the lack of Black stories in London’s screen archives, and we will be running a programme of screenings and events throughout the year with the support of the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding.

Do you have you have any home movies or other films that you think should be preserved for generations to come? If you would like to get involved in Undocumented contact us on screenheritage@filmlondon.org.uk or 0207 613 7674, or sign up to our newsletter and watch this space for upcoming events.

Undocumented Free Screenings and Events at St Michael and All Angels Church:

7 June | 6pm – The Colour Purple (2023) Film Screening – Certificate 12

Join The New Black Film Collective and London’s Screen Archives for a screening of the hit film The Color Purple. Torn apart from her sister Nettie and her children, Celie faces many hardships in her life, including an abusive husband simply called Mister. With the support of sultry singer Shug Avery and stand-her-ground stepdaughter Sofia, Celie ultimately finds extraordinary strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood.

14 June | 4pm – Hackney Archives Screening and Discussion

Join London’s Screen Archives and Dr. Etienne Joseph, Hackney Archives Manager, for an exploration of Hackney’s collections and some films from the archive. Etienne is an archivist, researcher and producer, who specialises in working with African and African-Caribbean archives and the communities that give life to them.

These events are free and will be taking place at St Michael and All Angels Church (55 Fountayne Rd, London N16 7ED)

 

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Screenings and archive packages

London’s Screen Archives can come to you with a bespoke programme of classic home movies, silent-era newsreels and stunning amateur footage, all specially curated to delight your audience. In the past we’ve work with the Museum of London, Chocolate Films, the Thames Festival Trust, and a wide range of schools, museums and libraries to curate archive packages that awe and inspire. Get in touch to find out more.  

 

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Donating films

From professional productions to amateur home movies, London’s Screen Archives considers all moving image precious and we want to work with you to preserve it. If you have a collection of films or even just a single tape or digital file that you think may be of interest, please complete this form and we will get back to you. Even if your donation does not fit the network’s collection policy, in many cases we will be able to provide you with advice on what to do next.

LSA moving image donation form
 

 

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Cataloguing

Join our gang of online cataloguers. On any film’s record page on this site you can add information to our records or provide a more in-depth catalogue entry by clicking the icon. All entries are reviewed before publication; you’ll find a selection of films where we need your help on our LocalEyes page.
 

 

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Job Opportunities and Volunteering

All job opportunities with London’s Screen Archives are advertised on the Film London Job Opportunities page. Any jobs, volunteering, and training opportunities will be announced in our monthly newsletter.

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