Event: BBC Archive Stories – ‘Climate Emergency’


Join us for an event celebrating the talents of local young people and filmmakers exploring the climate emergency.

The event is free to attend, and booking is advised. Let us know you’re coming >>>


In this event, we are delighted to screen archive footage selected, digitised and remixed by local young people and filmmakers. It features creative responses to the theme of ‘Climate Emergency’ entered to the latest Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition, alongside exclusive BBC footage selected by UEA students as part of the Fast Forwarding Video Preservation project.

To reserve your free tickets, please fill in this form, or contact EAFA on eafa@uea.ac.uk or 01603 592664.


Event details

The event is free to attend, and booking is advised. Let us know you’re coming >>>

Date: Saturday 25th March 2023

Time: 2:30pm – 4:15pm. Doors will open for arrivals at 2:15pm. The event includes a comfort break.

Venue:  The Auditorium at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Age rating: The screening is suitable for ages 12+

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking and toilets available. For further accessibility information, please see The Forum’s accessibility guide.

About the films

EAFA’s annual Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition invites adults and young people from across the region to remix archive footage into their very own ‘mash-up’ film. In 2022 the theme was ‘Climate Emergency’. This event will screen the shortlisted and winning entries to the 2022 competition. The films connect events of the past with a new generation’s perspective on the urgent challenge of climate change.

In 2022, EAFA and the University of East Anglia partnered with the BBC on the Fast Forwarding Video Preservation project. Celebrating the BBC’s centenary, the project involved young people in preserving, presenting and reusing unique screen heritage. Students learned to use state-of-the-art digitisation suites and, alongside EAFA staff, selected and digitised over 500 hours of films from the BBC East collection and other collections in EAFA’s holdings. Some of the BBC films identified and digitised by the students have also been added to the BBC’s centenary archive portal, Rewind.

The Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition is kindly supported by the BFI. Fast Forwarding Video Preservation, and the video digitisation suites that made it possible, were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.