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London: A Bigger Picture

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London: A Bigger Picture was a three-year project from London's Screen Archives, allowing Londoners in 15 outer boroughs to discover the history of their area on film.

The project encouraged people to share their old home movies or films with their local archives, helping us to build a bigger picture of London's past.  

We also screened old footage from the different boroughs in our mobile cinema, the KinoVan, and at special indoor screenings.

Share your films

Help us to build a bigger picture of London by sharing your old home movies and films.

Home movies

We are looking for home movies filmed within your local Borough or another part of London. The subject can be anything - a big public event or a picnic in the garden, a wedding or a football match, a day out shopping or a Christmas party in the living room - all can help enrich your local archive.

Archive films

We are also interested in old public information films, clips from local news programmes, or movies made by schools, councils, fire stations, sporting teams, clubs, charities or any other local companies or bodies.  

We can digitise films in any format, from 8mm cine film reels to video and VHS, but do not accept commercial feature films, music videos, or television shows.

If your film fits our collecting remit we will preserve and digitise the original film, and provide you with your own copies on DVD.

Bring your films to a KinoVan event or screening event, and we can also help you to identify what you've got, provide feedback on condition, and advice on storage.

Contact to find out more.

The Boroughs

The following London boroughs are involved in London: A Bigger Picture:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Enfield
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Merton
  • Redbridge
  • Sutton
  • Harrow (associate partner)
  • Richmond (associate partner)


London: A Bigger Picture project was a major three year project from Film London's London's Screen Archives. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the BFI and Creative Skillset, and aimed to engage over one million Londoners with the city's film archives. 

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