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We're delighted to welcome you to our updated and enhanced website for the North East Film Archive. We hope that you'll enjoy exploring the site, which features a selection of great films from our collection - free to view online - including documentaries, newsreels, advertisements, and home movies.

We're always interested to hear about any film collections featuring the North East of England, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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'Boro on Film

Back by popular demand

Thursday 1st May

Over 450 people crammed into Middlesbrough Town Hall in October last year for the North East Film Archive Middlesbrough on Film screening as part of Discover Middlesbrough. Due to popular demand we are delighted to be repeating the screening as part of Local History Month on Thursday 1st May.

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Archive Detectives

Northumbria Police collection revealed

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We have been following clues and uncovering evidence on a new collection donated to the archive and can now reveal our findings online. Discover more about three new films from the Northumbria Police collection that we have recently added to our website. Made between the 1940s and 1950s, the films capture life in the North East during both war and peace and include a royal visit to Newcastle, Coronation celebrations in Gateshead and festivities in Morpeth to mark the centenary of Northumberland Constabulary.

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Guest Pick

Paul Jamrozy

Test Dept

Industrial music pioneers Test Dept close out the North East AV Festival 2014 with an epic multimedia event at Dunston Staiths that features North East Film Archive footage. Read about the personal significance of a 1984 film of striking miners at Easington Colliery for Paul Jamrozy, founder member of Test Dept.

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Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

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The North East Film Archive is delighted to be part of a vibrant new exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art that celebrates the art and design achievements of 1950s Britain. Art and Optimism brings together more than 90 minutes of archive film that reflects the spirit of the decade, from home movies to the earliest regional television programmes. The exhibition runs at mima from 21 February to 29 June 2014.

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Archive Detectives

Apr 17, 2014

We have been following clues and uncovering evidence on a new collection donated to the archive and can now reveal our findings online. Read more

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