May 28, 2022

New Federated Search Tool Provides Access to Records From the Online Catalogues of Ten UK Film Archives

From a British Universities Film & Video Council Blog Post:

The data from some of the major national and regional film archives in the UK can now be searched through an integrated engine currently in beta test phase under the name Your Film Archives.

Funded by DCMS, it includes content from Amber Films, BFI National Archive, East Anglian Film Archive, Northern Region Film and Television Archive, North West Film Archive, Screen Archive South East, Wessex Film and Sound Archive and the Yorkshire Film Archive.

Direct to the Your Film Archives Search Interface

This search consists solely of data records, however, where a film is available to view online we have supplied a link.

Due to its fragility, rights restrictions, and high cost of preservation and digitisation, the majority of this material is not available to view. However, if you are interested in a particular film please contact the source archive and they will advise on whether a viewing copy is available.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.