Lost Connections
A new, archive-based short film - available to book now

About the film

Featuring 180 works from 12 UK film archives
Runtime: 13min | BBFC: U
Captions available


Free to screen for UK film exhibitors
Available for online and in-person screenings
DCP, DVD & Digital File available

Lost Connections is a new, archive-based short film about our extraordinary collective experience since March 2020.

Lost Connections is the result of a unique collaboration between 12 of the UK’s Regional and National Film Archives. It brings together over 200 works spanning almost a century of film history into a collage that showcases the riches of our public film collections and captures the changing national mood throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissioned by the BFI Film Audience Network to support exhibitors to include archive film material in their reopening programmes, the short is completely free to book - for online and in-venue screenings - from August 2021.

To enquire about screening Lost Connections, simply complete our online booking form.

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Go behind the scenes

Lost Connections features a huge range of works from film archives across the UK.

To help exhibitors learn more about the short, its production process and the films behind the film, we've put together an Exhibitors Guide exploring the film's origins and themes.

This resource highlights some of the key works featured in Lost Connections and the relevant archive to contact about developing an event that showcases local screen heritage in your area.

Download the Exhibitors Guide

Further Support

Lost Connections can be presented in a variety of screening formats to suit your programme. It can screen as a standalone film, as a short before a feature, or as part of a wider event or season.

If you need financial support to incorporate Lost Connections into your film programme, assistance is available through the New Directions Engagement Fund. Exhibitors across the UK can apply for up to £10,000 to support archive film events that showcase Lost Connections and other pieces of screen heritage material.

Apply for funding

Lost Connections has been produced by Yorkshire Film Archive, commissioned by Film Hub North on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network and supported using National Lottery funding.