• Can you help us to find and preserve Hull's film heritage?

    Film Search Hull is our new campaign to find and preserve Hull's film heritage, creating a lasting legacy that can be seen and enjoyed by people now and for generations to come. Do you know of any film or video collections that are buried in the backs of cupboards, or hidden away in attics?  If so, we'd love to hear from you.

    Take a look at our trailer to find out more, and watch some fantastic archive footage of Hull.

  • 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.

    Find out more about Filmed and Not Forgotten or visit our Facebook page.

  • 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.

    Find out more

  • Memory Bank - free sampler packs

    Memory Bank is YFA's 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. It's great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with dementia.

    Free sampler packs, which include a DVD and step-by-step user info, are now available - find out more at the Memory Bank website.

     

YFA Selects

1963
2582
A comical fiction film by a local York filmmaker Patrick Olsen, this film features two characters dressed in eighteenth century...
1956
3108
This is a documentary made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden which chronicles the places, activities, and life around the Humber estuary...
1955
3835
This is a short film which captures the celebrations of the opening of Cecil Cinema in Hull, 1955. Commentary - Once again 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.