Digitisation fund enables further digitisation of material for public access.
03 Feb 2015
Screen Archive South East (SASE) is one of the significant film archive collections in the UK that has been awarded a grant from the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund. Its purpose is to increase free public access to archive film in the UK.
The Digitisation Fund is supporting the technical costs of digitisation and prioritises material that appeals to new and diverse audiences whilst representing and relating to communities throughout the UK. The legacy: SASE will have high quality masters (at 2K resolution) available for access use from all of the films which have benefitted from this investment.
SASE's material selected for Round one includes 124 films from 1911 onwards and comprises documentaries, amateur films, news films, films originally designed as public records, political films, short fiction and animation and they fall into the themes: China on Film, What’s That Film – Oddities and Enigmas, Film of the Day and Britain on Film.
Visit BFI Player and search for Screen Archive South East to bring up the SASE content already available for China and What’s That Film. There will be more to come throughout the year as the BFI launches new themes.