Find Archive Film Footage in the UK and Ireland

As part of its current Britain on Film season, the BFI has produced an interactive ‘film map’ that allows you to search for archive videos made in your local area. Tap in your postcode and the site brings up any films it has related to said location.

Find the map here: http://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film/map/

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The collection ranges from 1895 to the present day and includes adverts, newsreels, government-made films, TV shows and movies, as well as the world’s earliest home movies dating back to 1902.
London is particularly well represented, though it has to be said that the search can yield fairly broad results at present — better to think in terms of larger areas like the East End or the City rather than your local launderette. The project is in its early stages but has grand ambitions to grow the current catalogue of 2,500 digitized archive films to 10,000 by 2017.
Ultimately the aim is so create a huge interactive library that will offer instant insights into the past and easy access to a rich variety of material once locked away in warehouses and dusty attics. The BFI is keen for the public to get involved too, so the collection can expand further.

The map works for London, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Dublin.

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Scotland’s films

Follow the country’s movie trails and discover sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages - all which have taken centre stage, many times over on the silver screen.

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A MAP highlighting Scottish locations from films such as Skyfall, Harry Potter and Braveheart has been launched to attract “set-jetting” movie fans.

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The Highlands & Skye movie map highlights about 50 filming locations and features everything from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget horror films.

Among the landmarks highlighted are the Glenfinnan viaduct, which appears in the Harry Potter movies, Eilean Donan Castle, seen in Highlander and The World Is Not Enough, and Glencoe, which forms a backdrop in Braveheart and The 39 Steps.

The map is divided into different genres ranging from horror films such as The Wicker Man, filmed partly in Plockton, to science fiction movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, which features Glen Nevis, as well as drama, action and more.

The guide, created by VisitScotland and Highland Council, also features a dedicated section on Skye which, in addition to providing the opening airport scene for Flash Gordon in 1980, has been a major draw to film-makers in recent years.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Snow White And The Huntsman and the Gaelic language film Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle are among those to be filmed on Skye. It can also be seen in the forthcoming Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender.

Jenni Steele, film and creative industries marketing manager at VisitScotland, said: “This fantastic map is an indispensable guide to movies shot in the Highlands and on Skye.

“From Monty Python And The Holy Grail to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Local Hero to Braveheart, the spectacular scenery of the region has been a magnet for generations of film-makers.

“With set-jetting an ever more popular pastime, I’m sure even more people will be inspired to come to the Highlands after learning of its rich silver screen legacy.”

The map is available in VisitScotland information centres and will also be available to download at http://static.visitscotland.com/pdf/highlands-movie-map.pdf

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Audrey Sinclair, chair of Highland Council’s planning, development and infrastructure committee, said: “The Highlands has a great history of being used as a movie location and we also know this can be a significant factor in encouraging people to visit many parts of the Highlands to experience our fantastic scenery for themselves.

“With the last year seeing an increase in interest from movie-makers, it makes it all the more relevant for the council to have supported the production of this movie map which showcases many of the best Highland locations used in everything from movie classics to modern blockbusters.”

 

Sources: http://www.visitscotland.com/about/arts-culture/films/ & http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/famous-scottish-film-locations-feature-6146676

 

The Irish Pub Movie

THE IRISH PUB is a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.