Public Screenings
North West Film Archive
Forthcoming Screenings
8th June 2016, Wednesday 6.30pm
The North West Film Archive has 25 ‘Calling Blighty’ films in the collection – this is a series of short films made by the Army in 1944 – 46 of individual service men and women in the Far East, including many from Greater Manchester, sending personal messages home to their family and friends.
See some of the hilarious and heartbreaking messages, and hear how the Archive found more than 60 families, 70 years later.
It’s free to attend, but booking is required via this link.

This event is part of Manchester Histories Festival.
Manchester Histories Festival 2016
3 - 12 June 2016
Ten-days of events celebrating the familiar and revealing the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester. Whether people would describe themselves as histories fans or not, MHF2016 will have something for everyone.
Click here for more details about the festival.
9th June 2016, Thursday 7.30pm
A last chance to see this popular show that uses archive film to look back at City's Maine Road years.
Dr Gary James, author and Manchester football historian, curates an evening of films about the history of Manchester City FC selected from footage preserved at the North West Film Archive. From the legendary Billy Meredith through to Maine Road's final match, amazing archive material is brought to life by Gary's unrivalled knowledge of City's history. Rare interviews with chairmen, managers and players combine with the sounds of the Kippax for this great show that returns as part of the Manchester Histories Festival for its final outing and includes some recently-discovered bonus footage. Don't miss out!
Tickets £7/£5 (plus booking fees) from the Dancehouse.
Here's a sneak peak of one of the many films on show, 'City' is a behind-the-scenes look at Maine Road from 1978.
City [1978 - extract] from NWfilmarchive on Vimeo.

Manchester Histories Festival 2016
3 - 12 June 2016
Ten-days of events celebrating the familiar and revealing the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester. Whether people would describe themselves as histories fans or not, MHF2016 will have something for everyone.
Click here for more details about the festival.
22nd June 2016, Wednesday 7.30pm
Pendle on Film, Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne
Tickets are £6 from the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre (01282) 863210 or online.
Previous Screenings 2016
24th May
Wirral on Film, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight
26th April
Working Our Way Around The North West, Manchester Central Library
8th March
Cheshire on Film, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
28th January
On The Road Again (MMS Film Night), Manchester Central Library
27th January
Trafford on Film, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Previous Screenings 2015
18th November
Inland Port – the Films of the Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester Central Library
21st October
You Hide Me - African Art in British Museums, Manchester Central Library
20th October
Wyre on Film, Marine Hall, Fleetwood
20th October
Precarious Passages - in collaboration with Manchester Left Writers, Manchester Central Library
10th-12th September
Heritage Open Days, North West Film Archive
5th September
St. Mary's Estate on Film, Oldham's Heritage Open Days
24th June
Ray Gosling Film Night, Manchester Central Library
15th June
Jason Wood Curates..., Manchester Central Library
9th June
Lakeland on Film, Zeffirellis, Ambleside
21st April
Liverpool on Film, Woolton Picture House
10th March
Furness on Film, The Forum, Barrow
4th February
I Like Dreaming, Manchester Central Library
3rd February
Sefton on Film, Little Theatre, Southport
Previous Screenings 2014
25th November
Halton on Film, Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
13th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Woolton Picture House, Liverpool
11th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Bolton Museum and Archive
6th November
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Manchester Central Library
4th November
First World War on Film from the Imperial War Museum collection, Manchester Central Library
30th October
Sci-Eng50 Exhibition: The Inquisitive Giant / Garbage In Garbage Out, Manchester Central Library
29th October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight
20th October
Moving Memories: Tales from Moss Side and Hulme, Manchester Central Library
15th October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, Moston, Manchester
2nd October
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Plaza, Stockport
28th September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Rheged Centre, Penrith
23rd September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Plaza, Crosby, Liverpool
3rd September
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Continental, Preston
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Wythenshawe Town Centre
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Colne Little Theatre
2nd August
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Piazza, Media City, Salford Quays
14th July
Manchester at War, Central Library, Manchester
19th June
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, The Dukes, Lancaster
21st May
The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England, Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
29th March
Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day Film Screenings, Manchester Town Hall
27th March
The Boys In Blue: Manchester City FC on Film, Cornerhouse, Manchester
25th March
A City Speaks, Archives+, Manchester Central Library
24th-29th March
NWFA Screenings for Manchester Histories Festival, Archives+, Manchester Central Library