Accredited Regional Film Archive for the East of England

EAFA has been owned and operated by UEA since 1984. Founded in 1976, the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) was the UK’s first regional film archive. From its pioneering roots it has evolved into the accredited regional film archive for the East of England and supports research and teaching within the University of East Anglia (UEA). Its screen heritage collection comprises many thousands of items and approximately 50,000 hours of footage across film and video formats. Highlights include BBC and ITV collections as well as the internationally significant Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection. EAFA makes its collections accessible via projects, research, teaching, a public events programme and licences material to the cultural and tourism sectors, broadcasters and a range of businesses.


EAFA's expert team are able to deliver the following services:

  • transfer of film and video to digital files and digitisation.
  • copyright clearance and licensing material for a wide range of uses.
  • efficient transferring of screeners and master digital files for broadcasters.
  • research into its collections and curation of film compilations for screenings, events, AV presentations and other digital platforms.
  • professional support to community groups wishing to use moving image archive material in projects. See the Past Forward website to find out more information.
  • guidance and fully costed budgets for research projects and works with UEA and external universities.
  • access to collections including via partnership in BFI funded projects such as BFI Replay and Unlocking Film Heritage.



University institutions, film institutes, government and local councils, schools, film and television industry, cultural/heritage institutions, commercial businesses, local businesses, theatre and the arts, community groups.


Further Details

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