Submitting Footage

Thank you for considering to submit your footage as part of the ‘Our Screen Heritage’ project!

Screen Archive South East (SASE), at the University of Brighton, is asking individuals, film-makers, artists, community groups and organisations across the South East to be part of preserving the region’s queer history by donating/depositing footage with SASE. Together we hope to build a film collection which tells the many extraordinary and everyday stories of LGBTQIA+ communities for current and future generations. Whether it’s Pride celebrations, protests, parties or home and family life, we’d love to see it.

What does it mean to submit something with SASE?

The idea of adding your footage to an archive can be intimidating, especially given the historic failings of public institutions to appropriately recognise and care for footage from or about queer communities. Therefore we want to make sure that all our potential donors/depositors have all the information they need to make a decision they are comfortable with. There are two ways we can preserve your footage:

Deposit: As a deposit, the films are placed with the archive for long-term preservation, however the owner/depositor retains the ownership of the master material and any copyright ownership they may have. The depositor licenses the use of the material to SASE, adding any terms of use to the films they wish.

Donation: The donor gives the material to the archive for long-term preservation and signs over any copyright ownership they may have in the material to the archive.

Who will be able to see my footage?

We would love your footage to be part of the work being created by our Community Curators in Folkestone and Margate, as well as sharing it with current and future generations! This work represents an exciting opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to have their say in how they are represented in the archive.

However, we recognise that not everyone may be comfortable with this, but might still have footage that they would like to donate/deposit. If that is the case, please contact to discuss further options.

I have footage I would like to submit!

That’s amazing! If, after reading the above, you would like to deposit or donate footage you can send digital files to us via WeTransfer at Further instructions about how to use the service can be found on the WeTransfer webpage. 

If you have footage in an analogue format, please contact who can discuss collecting the material from you.