About Huntley Film Archives

Archive Film Course - A Beginner's Guide

A one-day practical workshop, delivered by Huntley Film Archives, on how to preserve, access and use archive film. This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund.

The world of film archives is little understood yet there are thousands of film collections that can be used and made accessible in many ways – an individual with their home movies, a museum with a few films on the shelf or an industry archive with films they don’t know how to use. This one day conference hopes to de-mystify, inspire and encourage you to utilise your films. We will imagine that you are managing an archive film collection and will work though the issues you will encounter and the problems you will need to solve.


Who Should Attend

Any industry professional wishing to better understand Archive Film.

Production professionals aiming to manage in-house film resources.

Heritage professionals, archivists and curators who are seeking to utilise historical archive footage.


What Will You Learn

  • Film Archives and the work they do.
  • From film to file.
  • Practical hands-on session of film handling to build confidence in celluloid.
  • Cataloguing and research – getting the best from your content.
  • Fielding commercial enquiries – the business behind archiving.
  • Legal issues faced by anyone owning a collection large and small.




Next course date TBC

Maximum 10 participants per workshop.



Courses are held at our Herefordshire offices


How Much

£225 plus VAT per person

(Includes detailed course handouts, use of all materials, morning and afternoon tea/coffee and lunch.)


How Do I Express an Interest?

Email it to bronwyn@huntleyarchives.com

Please note places are strictly limited to 10 participants and will be allocated on a first received first booked basis