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West Film Archive (NWFA)

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North West Film Archive

Manchester Metropolitan University

Minshull House, 47-49 Chorlton Street,
Manchester M1 3EU
Tel: 0161-247 3097. Fax: 0161-247 3098
Minicom: 0161-247 6536

Located in Manchester Metropolitan University

The North
West Film Archive (NWFA) is a public regional collection which
holds over 26,500 reels of film and videotape from early ‘animated
pictures’ to contemporary productions. The experiences and interests
of North West people are vividly captured in both professional
and amateur footage – a powerful record of modern urban society
in moving pictures.

The NWFA collection
includes cinema newsreels, documentaries, educational and training
films, travelogues, advertising and promotional material, corporate
videos and regional television programmes – alongside hundreds
of films shot by local families and enthusiasts. Thanks to the
support of over 1,000 depositors, the NWFA has established a collection
which is both regionally specific and internationally significant.

Local residents
and groups can take advantage of the NWFA’s free research, viewing
and loan services, while subsidised fees apply to arts, heritage
and library partners within the region. The NWFA is committed
to developing audiences, with screenings held in railway stations,
hospitals, shopping centres, bingo halls, residential homes and
remand centres.

and media producers benefit from a comprehensive access services
at competitive rates. The NWFA is a registered charity and is
a part of the Manchester Metropolitan University where a world
class permanent home has been created.

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