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FHS Zoom Session: Archive Film

For our latest Zoom session we were joined by Dr Emily Munro from the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive (view YouTube channel here - you can embed videos directly onto your social media pages), who shared with us some brilliant resources and tips for sharing archive film with your audiences online. Watch Emily's film, Politics, publicity and potatoes: Scotland’s tattie howking filmson Facebook here

Below you'll find links to the sites mentioned and some advice on best practice for sharing across your social media channels. Why not put together your own programme, pulling together links from various sources around a theme or place? 

If you have any further questions or would like some help putting together a curated collection of archive shorts, please do get in touch.

BFI Player: Britain on Film Archive Map
The BFI Player is a treasure trove of FREE Archive film that you can curate and share with your audiences, to inspire memories and start conversations. You can search the Britain on Film collection by location: https://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film. Click on the Facebook or Twitter icon to share an embedded video to your social media accounts. 

The BFI Player also has a selection of free-to-view themed collections of archive video, including the lovely Films for Under 5s

National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive
From home movies to documentaries, from industry to entertainment - the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive) has something for everyone. Explore around 100 years of Scotland's history captured by amateur and professional film-makers. Here in the Moving Image Archive catalogue you will find details of thousands of films and videos held at the Library. Browse the catalogue here. You can search by theme or title, or curate your own list of titles under My Films

US Library of Congress National Screening Room
The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide. Browse here

BBC Programme Explorer 
This search tool helps you discover 213,767 programmes from a variety of sources across the BBC, including those currently available on BBC Sounds, and the BBC iPlayer. Do a simple text search or combine your query with a variety of search filters to narrow your results - very useful for researching around a topic, or for supporting a themed film screening or curated collection. Browse here

Internet Archive: Prelinger Collection
Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. They're available to view and share online here

The Kids Should See This
The Kid Should See This is an collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated by museums and institutions for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. View the collection here.

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