Lost Connections a film about recovery, hope and renewal has won ‘Best Use of Footage in Short Film Production’ in the Focal International awards announced at an awards ceremony on 23rd June. Dr Nick Warr EAFA’s Academic Director said ‘ the East Anglian Film Archive was delighted to collaborate with eleven other regional and national film archives on this national project and we are so pleased that the film has gained recognition.’
An echo of our own contemporary experiences, Lost Connections is an archive-based film which gives us hope for the future by connecting with the past. Comprising over a century of remarkable footage and voices, the film responds to the pandemic when many of us were forced to stop, to reflect, to question and to re-assess what is most important.
Lost Connections is a unique collaboration between The East Anglian Film Archive and the UK’s regional and national moving image archives. Led by the Yorkshire Film Archive, the film was supported by Film Hub North on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network (through National Lottery funding). It has screened at cinemas across the UK, and is available to stream on BFI Player.