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

Wednesday 29th April
While our staff are working from home we are sharing with you each day a highlight from the collection through ‘A Film A Day’ on Facebook and #NWFAdailyreel on Twitter.  Please share and enjoy!

And if you’re keeping a video record of your #lockdownlife, we are interested in collecting them for the Archive.  More information here

Monday 23rd March
With effect from today, the North West Film Archive team will be working from home. You can still get in touch with us by email and we will respond as soon as we can.

We can provide a good range of services, including some footage sales, so tell us what you want and we will do what we can. If you have moving images to offer, we may not be able to take them for a while, but please let us know what you have. Please email n.w.filmarchive@mmu.ac.uk or use personal emails if you already have them.


Seeking your experiences at work and
home during the lockdown

Stay safe!

Upcoming Events

Watch this space for new announcements.

See our Public Screenings and Events page for more details.

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

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 BBC North West Collection.

Returning Home



Link to the 'Returning Home' page



A Message HOME.  The Calling Blighty Collection.


Calling Blighty: A Message Home

Help us to find these veterans and their families from the Calling Blighty Films.


Glimpses of Manchester Then and Now

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