SWFTA's remit as a charity is to provide access through the provision of material, resources and information.
The archive operates following the key standards:
- The Standard for Access to Archives, 2008 (The National Council on Archives)
- ILFA - Inspiring Learning for All (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council)
SWFTA's access activities include providing archive film and video for exhibitions and screenings, hosting educational workshops, selling footage for professional productions and working with filmmakers and broadcasters. SWFTA also distributes copies to members of the public for private viewing.
SWFTA is an active supporter of community projects.
SWFTA offers a research service and can undertake detailed enquiry of the collections on your behalf. We also offer a transfer to digital service for people who want to preserve their own films/tapes.
Image: A still from a Moviebus Project screening, footage from SWFTA.
SWFTA's collections are available to all including educational establishments, museums, commercial producers and researchers, writers, historians and members of the public. SWFTA welcomes new collections.
Telephone and email enquiries are welcome. Anyone wishing to visit the archive should make contact in advance to arrange an appointment.
Image: The public foyer welcome space at SWFTA