Unique Collection of British and Historical Film

The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) is a state of the art storage and digital conversion facility for film comprising a large collection of unique and rare motion pictures dating as far back as 1895. EAFA offers state of the art film storage facilities, high-quality digital conversion services, and consultancy access to film and archive specialists.


  • thousands of hours of unique British and historical film material
  • flexible licensing options
  • state of the art storage facilities: secure temperature and humidity-controlled environments
  • high-quality digital conversion
  • access to film archive specialists.


A Unique Collection of British and Historical Film Available

The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), originally founded in 1976 was the first of the twelve regional film archives to be established in the UK, and since 1984 has been owned by the University of East Anglia. As a state of the art film and motion picture storage facility, EAFA houses a large and comprehensive collection of unique and rare historic films including 12,000 hours of film and up to 30,000 hours of videotape. The collections, made since 1895 in the six counties of the East of England (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk), are mainly of non- fiction material such as advertising films, corporate videos, documentaries, family and personal films, home movies, travelogues and films by civic bodies and regional organisations. Please contact us to discuss your requirements including public and private use such as for educational, cultural, commercial and business applications.


State of the Art Film Storage Facility and Digital Conversion

EAFA provides easy-access state of the art storage facilities for interested parties seeking long-term storage of important or rare film material. The facility offers safe, secure, and humidity and temperature controlled vaults operated by film archive specialists who ensure quality control and optimal maintenance of the facility and its contents. The specialist facility also offers high-quality digital conversion of video formats with consultancy access to experts in this area.



University institutions, film institutes, government and local councils, schools, film industry, cultural/heritage institutions, commercial businesses, local businesses, and theatre.


Further Details

For more information about this licensing opportunity, please contact the IP Office or visit the EAFA website.