Screen Heritage

northern ireland screen Digital Film Archive (DFA)

Launched in November 2000, as part of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Millennium Project, Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive (DFA) is a free public access resource containing over 80 hours of film footage spanning 100 years of Northern Irish history from 1897 to 2014.


QFT has the full archive set up in the foyer which is completely free and available to anyone to use. Items in the archive include drama, animation, documentaries, news, newsreels, war-time propaganda, amateur and actuality films. The DFA is used by teachers, students, historians, tourists and anyone with a keen interest in moving images.

Northern Ireland screen can provide free outreach presentations that where possible can be tailored to suit the interests of your group - be it a general overview of the collection, or a talk on a specific subject, place, era, or historical event. For more information contact NI Screen directly Northern Ireland Screen archive contacts