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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


Seeking your experiences at work and home
during the lockdown

Stay safe!

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.

Upcoming Events

Chorley On Film - 15th August
Ribble Valley On Film - NEW DATE - 15th September

See our Public Screenings and Events page for more details.

Calling Blighty: A Message Home to Brighton
Help us to find these veterans and their families from the Calling Blighty Films.

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.

A Message HOME.  The Calling Blighty Collection.

Join the North West as it celebrates VE Day in 1945 after 6 years of hardship. Thanks to Elworth Church of England School, Rochdale MBC and Salford City Council for the use of their footage

Glimpses of Manchester Then and Now

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