North West Film Archive

Welcome to the North West Film Archive, the professionally recognised public home for the moving image heritage of the North West of England.

OUT NOW
THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

In this unique DVD to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Available NOW from Manchester Central Library (and other outlets - check our list of stockists).
Find out more about the production here.
Dates for public screenings of the DVD have now been released.

IT'S HAPPENED - WE'RE IN!
After all the careful planning and preparation we have moved to our fantastic new home in Manchester Central Library as part of Archives+. Pay us a visit and watch some films in our cool Viewing Pods, and in the BFI Mediatheque – there's a huge variety for all tastes and interests.

Take a look at our FREE iPhone App - Manchester Time Machine.

You can search the NWFA online catalogue of over 5,800 titles [for best results use Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser when searching our collections].

See the programme of NWFA public screenings.
Check out the What's On page for the latest news and events.

Set up in 1977, the Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.

The NWFA is part of Library Services Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University.

For best results use Safari, Chrome or Firefox to explore the Sam Hanna Collection.

For best results use Safari, Chrome or Firefox to explore the BBC North West Collection.

Scenes from the first Alexandra Park Pageant in 1970 - to mark the Manchester park's re-opening this weekend.