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8th March 2024

Ukrainian Video Archives Society Project Case Study

In 2021, YFA was awarded a cataloguing grant from the Archives Revealed programme to carry out vital cataloging work on the Ukrainian Video Archives Society collection (UVAS), taking the next step to make this unique collection accessible.
9th February 2024

Digital Love Letters

This Valentine's Day, as the world celebrates love in its many forms, together with our partners at York St John University’s Cinema and Social Justice project, and York Business School, we're proud to announce the online release of our celebrated film "Nature Matters". Intended as a ‘love letter to nature,’ this beautiful short film is a poignant cinematic ode to the British countryside with a call to action to protect it.
23rd January 2024

Host a Nature Matters short film screening

A love letter to nature and a call to action.  Nature Matters is a timely short film which speaks across generations, using over a century of archive footage to remind us of our innate relationship with the natural world. This is a unique opportunity to witness and screen climate stories told through regional film heritage by the people who were there and witnessed the events.
7th December 2023

Nature Matters Online Exhibitions

Over the course of our ‘Nature Matters’ project, we’ve uncovered lots of wonderful footage which showcases our complex relationship with the environment around us. The films in our collection tell the stories of both people and the natur...
24th July 2023

Sophia Gray - Work Placement

Sophia Gray is an A-level student from North Yorkshire who recently undertook a 2-day work experience placement with Yorkshire Film Archive. Following the successful work we’ve been doing with volunteers, this placement was integrated within the Nature Matters project, under the supervision of the Nature Matters Curator.
23rd June 2023

Double Award for YFA & NEFA!

We've done it again! Following our success at the 2022 FOCAL International Awards, the team are delighted to have won two more coveted awards at the 2023 event held in London. The ceremony on 15th June marked FOCAL International’s 20th year of the prestigious competition dedicated to the promotion and celebration of archival footage, and its contribution to the creative and cultural industries.
5th June 2023

YFA & NEFA shortlisted for three FOCAL Awards!

We're delighted that YFA & NEFA have been shortlisted in three categories at this year's FOCAL International Awards, which take place on 15th June! Best Use of Footage in a Short Film Production: Our short film, 'Cost of Living', commissioned by Yor...
6th March 2023

TV Comes North to Hexham (18th March 2023, 4pm)

Charting the history of television in the North, from first broadcasts to award-winning documentaries and regional news output, the North East Film Archive are delighted to be back on the film show trail with a specially curated ‘television’ screening at the Forum Cinema, Hexham on Saturday 18th March, as part of the 2023 Tyne Valley Film Festival. 
21st February 2023

Back by popular demand - Harrogate on Film! 27th March 2023, 19:30

We're heading back to Harrogate for a repeat of our sell-out 'Harrogate on Film' screenings, giving you another opportunity to catch this unforgettable programme featuring the people, places, major events, and everyday life in this historic town and neighbouring Knaresborough during the 20th century. 
20th February 2023

Cost of Living - A timely archive film with an uncanny sense of déjà vu

York St John University partners with Yorkshire and North East Film Archives to highlight social issues of the past that feel uncomfortably contemporary.
1st February 2023

Something’ll Happen by Friday Screening (Thursday, 23 February 2023, 3pm and 6.30pm, Whitby Museum)

This special screening is the first in a series of special 2023 events as the Whitby Museum to mark their 200th anniversary. And what better way to start than by a look back at daily life in Whitby in the 1960’s, seen through the eyes of local newspaper reporters, and captured on film for the BBC television documentary with the title ‘Something’ll Happen by Friday’ as they follow a week in the life of the Whitby Gazette in 1967.
20th December 2022

Tune in to the TV Time Machine in 2023

Join us as we take a journey back through the history of TV programming in the North of England - where will the TV Time Machine be heading in 2023?
19th December 2022

Echoes of the North: Four Chapters in Time

Echoes of the North: a new film created by YFA as part of an unprecedented collaboration between the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives, North West Film Archive, and London’s Archive Film Agency, takes audiences down the highways and byways of n...
16th December 2022

TV Comes North to Bradford (19th January 2023, 11am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm)

Charting the history of television in the North of England, the Yorkshire Film Archive are delighted to be back on the film show trail with a specially curated screening at Pictureville, Yorkshire’s biggest independent cinema, based at the National...
15th November 2022

TV Comes North to Whitley Bay (27th November 2022, 5pm & 7:30pm)

Charting the history of television in the North, from first broadcasts to award-winning documentaries and regional news output, the North East Film Archive are delighted to be back on the film show trail with a specially curated ‘television’ screening at the Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay on Sunday 27th November.  
14th November 2022

TV Time Machine: On the Manor (6th January 2023, 6pm)

Join YFA and Sheffield Showroom Cinema for a special screening to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Yorkshire Television documentary series 'On the Manor', filmed on Sheffield's Manor estate. YFA's Director, Brent Woods, will present highlights from the programme as part of our 'TV Time Machine' series of events.
27th September 2022

Yorkshire & North East Film Archives launch “Nature Matters”

Yorkshire and North East Film Archives have been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for “Nature Matters”, a new project that uses moving image to explore one of the most important issues of our time: the impact of climate and environmental change on our natural landscapes.
20th September 2022


We are seeking a Delivery Manager for our new project, Nature Matters. Salary £27,400 per annum (pro-rata in year 2).