Archive seeks films and videos made in Scotland from 1970-2010

Film donations appeal poster

Owners of films or videos reflecting Scottish local life are being invited to donate their footage to the national collections.

At the Scottish Screen Archive, curators are on the lookout for moving images that depict society, industry and culture in Scotland between 1970 and 2010.

In particular, they are keen to have fiction or non-fiction films or videos from cine / video clubs, video workshops and community or action groups. Subject areas of interest include:

  • Local / community events, such as gala days
  • Local industries, charities or tourism
  • Significant changes in local communities
  • Sport and leisure.

Children making movies

Archive curators and researchers at the University of Glasgow are also interested in hearing from anyone involved in making movies as a child during 1970-2000.

'Children and amateur media in Scotland' is a joint project exploring aspects of childhood and the development of child movie-making. Researchers are also hoping to hear from people who ran video workshops for children at that time.

To be part of the project, or to find out more about donating films or videos, visit the Scottish Screen Archive donations and project page.

2 August 2011

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