The East Anglian Film Archive
The East Anglian Film Archive offers 200 hours of film freely accessible for viewing online. This is the first Regional Film Archive in England established in 1976 as an educational resource for the future. "The collection comprises about 12,000 hours of film and up to 30,000 hours of videotape. The content mainly relates to the East of England region (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk). It also includes collections of national and international scope. All of the material is intended to be for educational and cultural use (...). The biggest collection, that of Anglia Television (about 7,500 hours of film and 15,000 hours of videotape), is owned by ITV plc and the second biggest is owned by the BBC (about 1,000 hours of film and 6,500 hours of videotape). The film library of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (400 hours) is the third major collection on deposit at the Archive. All the other films (about 3,000 hours) are in 700 individual collections from hundreds of individuals, families, companies and organisations. These collections range in size from a single item to 100 hours." A free text search option is available. The Archive can also be browsed, while setting limits to places, dates, genres, people, and subjects. "The Archive is funded by the University of East Anglia. This has been supplemented from time to time by fixed-term grants from organisations including the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund."