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Monday 6th January 2014

SWFTA Launches New Project to Discover Hidden Gems

SWFTA has welcomed three new members of staff in January 2014 will who will work with us on the BFI’s Discovery Fund project until the end of June and who will be exploring the collections for material to digitise and offer to the BFI for their new BFI Player.

This exciting national development will make a wealth of material from the UK’s film archives available to view in one place.

Two Collection Assessment Officers have been appointed to explore little known corners of the film holdings uncovering hidden gems for this project; Mike Brewis, our Technical Officer, will be attending to the technical issues associated with the examination of over 900 reels of material; and a Project Administrative Officer will be researching the copyright situation of material and clearing the path towards its use. 

Find out more about the project on our 'current projects' page or by contacting our Archive Director