What are we looking for?
What exactly is it we’re looking to archive? Well, anything!
The aim of the Our Screen Heritage project is to begin to create a film record of what it means to be queer in the South East. This means we’re looking for modern footage (filmed on a phone is fine!) as well as older, analogue film footage.
For example, we’d love to see films of Pride events through the years, but we recognise that there is so much more to LGBTQIA+ communities than Pride.
Have you been filming your friends over the years? Or various events, protests or parties you’ve been to? Maybe you have footage of LGBTQIA+ weddings or families you might want preserved as part of the collection?
We’re open to receiving any of the above and more!
Footage doesn’t have to be professionally shot or edited, much of the current SASE collection is from amateur filmmakers. What the project is most interested in is making sure that our collection is representative of the community we serve across the South East.
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:
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.
Want to know more? Or have further questions? No problem! The SASE team are more than happy to chat further about what submitting to the project means. Their contact information is here.
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 http://screenarchive.wetransfer.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org who can discuss collecting the material from you.