31st March 2023

Screenocean are proud to launch Newsfilm for Education; a service that gives academic institutions unprecedented access to raw video coverage of international news and over 1m clips from one of the worlds oldest, largest, and most renowned video archives – The Reuters News Archive.

Staff and students at subscribing institutions are able to download and use content as part of their coursework.

Access anywhere, anytime via institutional SSO login
Browse thousands of stories from 1896 to the present day
Download clips for use in editorial productions
Embed into digital coursework, video essays and presentations
Curate clips and collections of specific scenes or stories
Save content in personalised account pages
Cite clips with a one-click reference
The footage, as part of productions may be shared non-commercially online, at exhibitions, events and festivals in order to promote the work of students.

"We’ve always had a great deal of requests from student film makers, lecturers and academics seeking to incorporate news archive in their work, but the traditional licensing models and cost are almost always prohibitive. We want to give this generation access to the best resources to learn their craft in a way that’s accessible and affordable". Ali Blake, MD Screenocean.

Screenocean have teamed up with Dr Shane O’Sullivan (Kingston University) and Dr Ciara Chambers (University College Cork) who are already making quality archive materials available to academics through the Archives for Education and Make Film History Projects

"I'm very excited to work with Screenocean on this new platform, which has huge potential for the creative reuse of cultural heritage in the education sector and offers students wonderful tools to engage with film and social history and connect their filmmaking and the news agenda today with newsfilm from the past."  Dr Shane O’Sullivan (Kingston University)

"Using Reuters material, our students are producing broadcast-quality short documentaries and visually arresting experimental films. This initiative affords them the opportunity to screen their coursework at film festivals and public events, increasing their visibility in the creative community and enhancing their showreels for funders and potential employers." Dr Ciara Chambers (University College Cork)

Trials are currently running until the end of the academic year.

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Originally published: 5 April 2022