Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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Army and the Cornish Pasties
When did you last see camouflage, candelabra and Cornish pasties round one table?
News 1977 5 mins
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What do you miss when you are homesick? For these soldiers seconded to Northern Ireland “an oggie is home”. Join Terry Smyth and the British Army as they feast on “the best in the west”. This December outdoor dining experience is a strange and delightful sight not to be missed. So charge your glass and prepare to celebrate the pure magic of the oggie.
This material is Courtesy of the UTV Archive.
WTF - A Box of Odd
Hints and Hobbies No.11
Cinemagazine 1926 14 mins
Jiu-jitsu for ladies, how to get ink off a white apron and other life essentials courtesy of the 'Hints and Hobbies' team.
Woolco Toilet Roll Race
News 1978 3 mins Location: Newtownards
Shoppers clear the aisles, as Ulster Television’s toilet roll racers get ready for action.
Hot Water and Vegetabuel
Comedy 1928 9 mins
"Don't be cruel to a vegetabuel": delightful pair of music hall numbers from the eccentric writer of Jollity Farm.
Party Dish by X. Marcel Boulestin
1936 9 mins
Guests to impress? Celebrity chef Marcel Boulestin out a quick veal escalope with the aid of a shiny new gas cooker.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 16 mins
Meet a very beautiful, very clever girl who adores peaches in Michael Gill's BFI-funded fantasy short.
Eve and Everybody's Film Review 362
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1928 15 mins
From fashion and slimming tips to a jazz age night out in London - just some of the diverting items in this cinemagazine
The Jewish Community in Ulster
News 1966 22 mins Location: Belfast
Take a rare glimpse into the thoughts and lives of members of Belfast’s Jewish Community during the 1960s.
Tribute to a Great Ulsterman
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Belfast
A statue of Edward Carson, giant of Ulster Unionism, is unveiled at Stormont
Experiments in film by Brian Connolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1984 13 mins Location: Belfast
Watch time becomes an artist's material as the city's landmarks star in a strange choreography of workers, shoppers and builders.
Comedy 1998 11 mins Location: Belfast
Black comedy about a teenage idealist who builds a bomb, hijacks a lorry and sets off on a most peculiar mission.
Comedy 1998 11 mins Location: Belfast
When a bet goes wrong a young man must charm a snake to win back his most treasured possession.
Power in the Blood
Documentary 1989 0 mins Location: Belfast
Gospel singer and preacher travels from his home in Tennessee to Belfast on a mission to bring the healing power of Jesus back to Northern Ireland
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete