We have received the following from the British Film Institute – (There are a number of interesting local films in the BFI Player)
The BFI is launching its new Britain on Film crowdsourcing platform, and we are keen to spread the word among Britain’s grass roots history-lovers and film-enthusiasts. This being so, we are hoping to enlist the help of local societies and heritage organisations to get the message out there.
As part of the legacy for the BFI’s Britain on Film project we have created a bespoke crowdsourcing platform based on films within the Britain on Film map on BFI Player. Linking directly from the BFI Player http://player.bfi.org.uk/brita
In doing so, they will improve the accuracy and depth of the geo-tagging of films within the Britain on Film national collection, and will enhance our understanding of the films themselves, as well as charting the evolution of our towns and cities.
At this stage, we are focusing on engaging with grass roots groups such as local history societies, local museums and local archives. The platform will be populated and moderated by its users, so we are also hoping to create an online community of people who care about archive films and their local history.