Set up in 1977, the North West Film 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.
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Short Tribute From Blues To You
Model music men - an unusual appreciation of some legendary figures of rock.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 2 mins
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Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson are two of the stars of this quirky and inventive animation in which a musician can become his own guitar. This is an early work by talented and humorous animator Paul Berry (1961-2001). After studying at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Berry joined the Cosgrove Hall animation studio in Manchester. In 1991 he was Oscar nominated for his short horror film 'The Sandman'.
Is This Your Life?
Amateur film 1957 9 mins
An unusual and visually sophisticated commentary on the routine drabness and drudgery of everyday suburban existence.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 11 mins
Are the times a-changin', or are we getting old? This amateur cartoon delves into the dreams of the Cashworthy family.
Howway the Lasses
Documentary 1977 1 mins Location: Northumberland
This jaunty hand-drawn animation charts the history of womens revolutionary road to freedom in the North East - from Stone Age sister to suffragette of the twentieth century.
Larn Yersel' Geordie
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 11 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Learn how to speak Geordie with a riotous animation of Scott Dobsons popular vernacular lessons.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1964 3 mins
Petty party politics gets animated - literally - in this amateur cartoon with a message.
Amateur film 1977 24 mins
Extra-terrestrial plantlife is discovered in the Welsh countryside causing mischief for scientist Dr Felix Ackerman, filmed in 1977.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 4 mins Location: Chorlton-cum-Hardy
The world in stop motion: experiments with time and perception.
Scenes in a Manchester Park (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Location: Chorlton-cum-Hardy
An enigmatic Edwardian snapshot recording a ceremonial procession of soldiers and police in the Manchester suburbs.
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