The Yorkshire Film Archive located in the Fountains Learning Centre is a registered charity which finds, preserves and provides public access to moving image made in or about the Yorkshire region.
The YFA’s growing collections contain over 16,000 titles, ranging from films made by the early film pioneers of the late 1890s, to recent footage of changing landscapes and life in the region including documentaries, newsreels, industrial, promotional and educational films, home movies and regional television collections.
The YFA is based on the ground floor of the Fountains Learning Centre, where purpose-built premises include temperature and humidity controlled film vaults to safeguard the films and specialist viewing and editing facilities help the YFA make their collections accessible for everyone to see and enjoy.
York St John University students have a great opportunity to access archive footage for research and media productions. You can view over 60 hours of footage on the YFA website free of charge, search over 3500 catalogue entries on the YFA catalogue or call in and talk to the team about the collections.
Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to an exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by.
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Contact the Yorkshire Film Archive
T: 01904 876550