• Remembering Scarborough

    16th December 2014 marks 100 years since Scarborough became the site of the first attack of the First World War on British soil, when the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet launched a devastating bombardment which was to leave 18 people dead.

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  • Film Search Hull

    20th November 2014 marks one year ago to the day since Hull was awarded UK City of Culture for 2017, and we are already looking forward to being part of the 2017 celebrations by building a brand new collection of archive films made in, or about Hull. To do this we need your help, as early in the New Year we will be launching Film Search Hull - so we're asking everyone to search in their attics, basements, at work and at home to find any film material about Hull.

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten - In Remembrance

    We would like to thank everyone who joined us at the National Centre for Early Music on Remembrance Sunday, for our special Filmed and Not Forgotten screening as part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.  We will be advertising more screenings soon, so please do check back for details.

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  • Who Are They? YFA appeals for help to identify Ripon faces, captured on film 100 years ago

    Do you know the lady in the centre of this photograph, or the boys staring back at camera? Did one of them become your granddad ? All these faces have come to light in a unique film of Ripon, taken in April 1916 when soldiers from the famous Ripon Army Camp joined the townsfolk of Ripon at the Racecourse for a Highland Sports day.

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YFA Selects

1940-1943
2201
Made by amateur filmmaker Kenneth Raynor, this film includes colour footage of Wartime Christmas celebrations in his family home...
1958
3144
This is a whimsical short film which uses stop motion animation to create a winter wonderland fantasy using miniature figurines...
1936-1953
2660
Made by a Sheffield based amateur filmmaker, K.G. Tofield, Skating and Snow is a collection of four films which capture the...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.