Film London Awarded HLF Development Grant

Film London and London's Screen Archives have received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to develop a major three-year project focused on the moving image history of 15 London outer boroughs. 'London - A Bigger Picture' aims to engage local communities in the capital, to inspire interest and ownership in their local screen heritage.

The project will specifically work with groups who would not typically watch heritage film and also those whose stories are not well represented in London's current moving image collections.

Activities will include recreating a hugely popular initiative of the 1930s, the 'Kino Van', which would tour shopping areas, festivals and schools to screen local footage and offer expert assessment of home movies. Local communities will be encouraged to fill the many gaps in London's current screen heritage collections, in order to build up a more comprehensive picture of life in their borough and preserve precious records of London's past.

London's Screen Archives (LSA) is a network of over 100 public collections with moving image materials and acts as the virtual 'regional film archive' for London.

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