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Thursday 7th September 2017

SWFTA wins new digitisation bid from BFI Heritage 2022 fund

SWFTA is please to announce that it was successful in its bid to the British Film Institute’s Heritage 2022 Digitisation Fund. The archive, which holds one of the largest collections of moving image in the UK, has provided to-date nearly 1000 digitised films to the BFI. The films are part of Britain on Film where Regional, National and the BFI Archives have provided newly reworked films to the public funded by the National Lottery in the form of awards.

The new award of £50,000 allows SWFTA to continue its work now providing film digitisation in 2K. This new high resolution scanning is down to recent investment in new equipment. The new content is accessible for public heritage, use in independent cinemas directly or through the Independent Cinema Office and for the public at large as well as on the BFIplayer.


 David Howarth Westward TV cameraman on top of the first car the to drive across the new Tamar Bridge in 1961 just one of the films digitised for the British Film Institute