BFI Replay partner archives

UK regions and nations film archives across the UK who contributed to BFI Replay.

BFI Replay partner archive logos (top left to right): East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), London’s Screen Archives, Imperial War Museum (IWM), National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive, Media Archive for Central England (MACE), National Library of Scotland, North East Film Archive (NEFA), Northern Ireland Screen, North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University), Screen Archive South East, South West Film & Television Archive (The Box), Wessex Film and Sound Archive, Yorkshire Film Archive
BFI Replay partner archives

We are grateful to the UK regions and nations films archives who worked in close partnership with BFI National Archive on the development and design of BFI Replay.

Their work has ensured that over 100,000 fragile video tapes are digitised and preserved for future generations.

Find out about the partner archives who worked on the project:

East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA)

Established in 1976, the EAFA is owned and operated by the University of East Anglia. The collection spans 1896 to the present day and includes around 148,000 items including ITV Anglia and BBC East broadcast material as well as the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection.

Imperial War Museum (IWM)

IWM has managed a Film Archive for over a century. From its very beginnings IWM recognised the importance of film and its extensive collection illustrates the causes, course and consequences of conflict from the First World War to the present day.

London’s Screen Archives

London’s Screen Archives is a network of over 65 organisations with a collective vision – to preserve and share London’s history on film. The network is managed by Film London and we work with our partners to digitise, preserve, and offer access to their moving image collections.

Media Archive for Central England (MACE)

MACE is the strategic lead organisation for screen heritage for the East and West Midlands regions. An independent charity based at University of Lincoln, MACE preserves and makes accessible a collection of more than 100,000 historic moving images representative of the diverse cultures and histories of communities throughout the heart of England from the Lincolnshire coast to the Welsh border.

National Library of Scotland

The Moving Image Archive is Scotland’s national collection of moving image and is held at the National Library at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

The National Library of Scotland collects, preserves and promotes access to films capturing Scotland and her people, from the early days of film-making to the present day, with over 46,000 items captured on film, videotape and digitally. Manuscript, printed material and memorabilia relating to the history of film-making and the cinema-going business in Scotland since 1896 are also part of the Moving Image Archive.

You can watch over 3,000 clips and full-length films from the collection on the Moving Image Archive catalogue or to explore even more of the archive’s collections visit at Kelvin Hall.

North East Film Archive (NEFA)

The North East Film Archive collects, preserves and shows film made in or about the North East of England. Its collections represent the 20th century history of people and places across the region, documenting major changes in employment, industry, traditions, culture, leisure, and changing landscapes and architecture.

Northern Ireland Screen

Established in 2000, Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive spans from 1897 to the present day and contains more than 12,000 items. It comprises material from a variety of depositors, including a significant proportion of broadcast material from the UTV Archive.

National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive

Established in 2001, the National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive holds an unrivalled collection of films, TV and radio broadcasts, video tapes and sound recordings relating to Wales and the Welsh, from 1898 to the present day. The collection spans multiples formats and genres, both professional and amateur.

North West Film Archive 

Established in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about the North West of England for the education and enjoyment of the region’s people.  Part of Manchester Metropolitan University Library’s Cultural Services, and based within Manchester Central Library’s Archives+ partnership, we are a specialist resource dedicated to saving and growing our region’s rich filmed history.

Screen Archive South East 

Screen Archive South East serves the South East of England and is part of the University of Brighton. It collects and preserves screen material that captures varied aspects of life, work and experience from the nineteenth century to the present. The collection is available for research, screenings and creative use.

South West Film & Television Archive (The Box)

Established in 1992, the South West Film & Television Archive collection spans from 1893 to the present day containing more than 250,000 items. Formed from a variety of depositors, including broadcast news and programmes material from the Westward and TSW archive. In 2018 the archive collection transferred to The Box in Plymouth.

Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Wessex Film and Sound Archive is based in Winchester. The archive contains over 38,000 film and sound recordings relating to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, ranging from late Victorian times to the present day. It includes both amateur and professional material, local newsreels, military and maritime subjects, as well as footage produced by individuals, businesses and organisations.

Yorkshire Film Archive

The Yorkshire Film Archive collects, preserves, and shows film made in or about Yorkshire. Its collections, dating from the 1890s, are predominantly non-fiction, providing a rich and visually compelling record of all aspects of life, culture, landscape, industry, major events, and everyday activities across the region.