About the collection

We look after many thousands of films and television programmes dating from 1896 to the present day, including unique collections from Anglia Television, BBC East, and the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.

EAFA preserves and makes accessible screen heritage for the East of England. Our holdings include amateur film, advertising films, corporate films, travelogues, documentaries, educational films and animation. Content largely relates to the six counties within the east of England – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

We also hold ITV Anglia and BBC East broadcast collections. EAFA is the repository for the internationally significant Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) collection.

Collections are stored in purpose built temperature and humidity controlled vaults at the Archive Centre, Norwich. Digital assets are stored in our digital repository. EAFA holds a small collection of paper items which relate to our moving image collections.