Archive Film Programmes - Available to Community Groups

Independent Cinema Office (ICO), in partnership with the British Film Institute are presenting Britain on Film on Tour - a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time. The tour reveals new and unseen stories from as early as 1897, opening up local and regional histories from across the UK.
 
 
 
The ICO is a registered charity who exist to bring non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. The aim of Britain on Film on Tour is not to make a profit – it is to ensure these films reach greater, more diverse audiences.
 
 
 
While the films will be programmed into cinemas across the UK, for us it is just as important that screenings are organised and enjoyed by community, educational and voluntary groups. For this reason we are making these programmes available to libraries, museums, galleries, as well as community groups, centres and spaces across Buckinghamshire to hire for as little as £20+VAT – a reduction of 80% of the commercial rate.
 
 
 
These films have already played in the above spaces across the UK in a variety of ways – both as part of a regular group/event programmes, and also as special one-off screenings.
 
We have no stipulation on whether audience are charged for admission, so groups/organisations are welcome to screen the film for a fundraising event for general funds or a specific campaign. We would just encourage groups to screen this film in a way that would genuinely benefit their organisation and its programme.
 
 
 
Please see below for details of films currently available to book. All films are available on DVD or Blu-Ray and come with FREE programme notes for audiences. We are also able to put you in touch with speakers who have specific expertise on the films. The films are available for booking throughout 2017/18 and beyond. More information on the tour can be viewed here: http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/films/britainonfilm
 
 
 
For more information, you can contact Jemma Buckley | Britain on Film on Tour - Project Manager on  020 7079 5950
or via website www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk
 
 
 
BRITAIN ON FILM ON TOUR - AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW
 
 
 
Britain on Film: Railways - A major new collection of rare archive films charting the history of the UK's railways and bringing home the romance and heady freedoms offered by train travel as it expanded across the country in the early 20th century. Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, Britain on Film: Railways is an immensely nostalgic and evocative collection of films which document not just the glories of the railway, but also the changing social, political and economic climates of the 20th century.
 
 
Available to book until: November 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Britain on Film: Rural Life – Take a journey down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. Relive the work of the local blacksmith preparing shoes for the horses that will plough the fields, and the shepherd’s trials as he protects his flock from an encroaching storm. Touching on all the technological, industrial and social changes that affected our countryside throughout the 20th century, these films evoke and encourage not only nostalgia, but also broader and more meaningful reflections on the nature of rural life and village communities in the UK today. 
 
 
Available to book until: January 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Britain on Film: Black Britain – Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.
 
This includes miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and 'mother country' in World War I; rare colour film of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; footage of growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; and communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival. Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain offers audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality, as well as celebrating black British life and culture on screen. 
 
 
Available to book until: March 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Britain on Film: Coast and Sea – Let’s go to the seaside! Travel round our gorgeous, varied coast, filmed throughout the 20th century from 1901 to 1978. Take a nostalgic promenade to classic British holiday resorts including Weston-super-Mare, Morecambe and Skegness, a visit to Butlin’s in Brighton and 1930s surfing in Newquay, while a 1947 information film cleverly undercuts travel clichés by showing how Dover, a traditional tourist town, is remaking itself after heavy bombings during WWII. Enjoy a lush travelogue around the coast via Claude Friese-Greene’s wonderfully re-coloured footage, as eloquent as a painting. Learn about lifeboats via the RNLI’s brisk, engaging promotional film; the private life of seabirds in Julian Huxley’s pioneering, Oscar-winning short film, a triumph of early environmentalism and explore the world of shipbuilding with the construction of the SS Olympic. All the while, in the background: the shimmering sea.
 
 
Available to book until: May 2019
 
 
 
Britain on Film: South Asian Britain – In the 70th anniversary year of Partition and Indian Independence, explore the history of Britain’s South Asian population with our latest Britain on Film programme weaving together archive footage from across the UK throughout the 20th century and touching on disparate communities originally from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Showing life before and after British rule in South Asia, this compelling collection illustrates how the relationship between Britain and the region was made inextricable by Empire; its dissolution, and often painful legacy – and ultimately, how the South Asian diaspora in the United Kingdom has so gloriously and meaningfully enriched life in our country.
 
See here for more details:
 
 
Available to book until: September 2019
 

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