The Collection Online

To discover more about Screen Archive South East’s collection, start your research by browsing The Collection or using the Search box at the top. The Collection includes over 2700 films held at Screen Archive South East, with a growing number of clips and stills available to view online.

Further Research

For further research about the archive’s collections, please contact the archive directly. Please submit a written enquiry (email or letter) detailing the subject area of your research and the nature of your enquiry.  Archive staff will respond with any queries and provide details on how to access the material.

Sevenoaks Scrapbook [1937 - 1946?]


You can view many of our films online. We also have a range of DVDs that can be purchased featuring clips and compilations from the archive on various topics. Further material may be available to view by request, however, we do not provide access to the original films and access is only available where digital copies have been made.

Obtaining Copies

If you have a request to obtain a copy of a film, your requirements should be discussed with archive staff.  Obtaining copies of footage will be subject to copyright restrictions and charges may be made by the Archive for providing this service, depending on the nature of the intended use.

It can take time for the archive to prepare copies so you will need to ensure you give as much notice as possible of your requirements. Please contact the archive for further details.

[Kent Hop Farming Part 1: Hop Picking] [ca. 1930s]

Commercial Access

If wish to use archive film from Screen Archive South East for a commercial project, please look at The Collection and get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.  Email and we can advise on content and costs.

Please note that not all of the material in the online catalogue is available for commercial use. Please ensure you contact us well in advance of your deadline to discuss your requirements and allow time for material to be prepared.

As a not-for-profit organisation in the public sector, the Screen Archive devotes all of its commercial income to its preservation and access work.  Only material that has been cleared for commercial use with its relevant copyright holders will be made available.

Education, Community, Museum and Creative use

Screen Archive South East regularly gives access to its collection to artists, filmmakers, academics, community heritage groups, museums and public sector organisations.  Subsidised rates apply, depending on the scope of your project.  Please contact the archive to discuss your requirements.  Email

With the Bentley in France and Switzerland (1939)