The North West Film Archive is Britain’s largest public collection outside London. The Archive was set up in 1977 and is the professionally recognised home for moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. The region’s position at the forefront of industrialisation is reflected in the Archive’s Collection which is a powerful record of modern urban society.

The Archive works closely with colleagues in national and regional film archives throughout the country. In 1994 it became a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

The Archive cares for over 32,500 items from the pioneer days of film in the mid 1890s to video production of the present day. The work of both the professional and the amateur is collected.

North West Film Archive website: www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk


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