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Archive Screening Day 2016

Our Archive Screening Day is a one-day event showcasing material from the UK's national and regional film archives, new restorations coming into distribution and films soon to be made available by the ICO as part of the BFI's Britain on Film project. We are delighted to be partnering with Watershed and Film Hub South West & West Midlands on this event.

Britain on Film is a tremendously rich resource, containing films that will excite and connect audiences across ethnic, generational and class divides. We hope this event will give exhibitors the opportunity to gain cinematic inspiration, practical skills and knowledge of the support available to show this work. ICO's last archive tour - BFI Mediatheque on Tour - was a major archive event, with more than 400 bookings across the UK. This is your first chance to find out how you can get involved.

The event will take place at Watershed in Bristol on Thursday 28th July 2016, and will incorporate screenings, workshops, keynote speakers, case studies, panels and presentations on how best to programme archive films.

Watershed will also be holding the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered (28-31 July 2016), a new international archive film event over the three days immediately following the Archive Screening Day.


Thu 28 Jul 2016
Watershed, Bristol

Taking inspiration from the pioneering Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna, Italy, Cinema Rediscovered will give audiences the opportunity to discover or indeed rediscover new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema and contemporary classics on the big screen in cinemas including Watershed and Curzon Clevedon Cinema & Arts.

Archive Screening Day delegates are eligible for a special rate on Cinema Rediscovered passes, which entitles you to entry into all Cinema Rediscovered events: £65 (discounted from £80). To book your discounted Cinema Rediscovered pass, click here.

Please note: for those booking tickets for individual events, Archive Screening Day delegates are eligible for a £2 discount on entry to individual events, including the opening night film The Lion in Winter.

To claim your discount on individual tickets, go through Watershed's online booking form and enter the discount code 'Hepburn' on the cart page. Browse the full programme here.


Here's our schedule for the day. More programme detail can be found here and films here.


Registration for this event has now closed.


A number of the Film Hubs are offering bursaries towards fees, travel and accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days.  For details of the bursaries and how to apply please see below:

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Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website, or for any queries please call 020 7636 7120 or email

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