We're delighted to announce that Memory Bank won the award for ‘Outstanding Dementia Care Product/Innovation’ at the National Dementia Care Awards on 6 November 2013. Directors Sue Howard and David Wallace were there to receive the award at the 8th Annual UK Dementia Congress in Nottingham. Sue Howard said: “We’re delighted to see Memory Bank being recognised for the positive impact the archive films can have when used with older people and people with dementia.
Home Movie Day 2013
October 19th marked the 11th annual Home Movie Day, a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. Martin Scorsese once said, “Saving our film heritage should not be limited only to commercially produced films. Home movies do not just capture the important private moments of our family's lives, but they are historical and cultural documents as well … Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and the people who shot them."
Part of Chocolate Week 2013 (12th to 20th October), the exhibition “Who Were the Aero Girls? Discovering Hidden Art in the Archives” offered a rare glimpse into Rowntree’s 1950s portrait collection – which went on show for the first time since it left the Rowntree factory in York.
Just as with many of our archive colleagues, for both the Yorkshire Film Archive and North East Film Archive one of the real pleasures of working with regional film collections is the ability to re-connect people with film made in, or about their own communities.
Memory Bank is a new series of themed DVDs and online films designed by YFA in conjunction with health care professionals to bring past events and experiences back to life using specially selected archive footage.
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...
People love sending postcards, so YFA are using new technologies to take this a step further! Why not send a video postcard - by email or smartphone - featuring byte sized clips of archive footage of destinations around Yorkshire?
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.