Flatpack Film Camp


On Friday the 7th of April Flatpack will host a brand new one-day Film Camp exploring some of the latest innovations in cinema. The event is open to everyone from large scale exhibitors to community cinema organisers, student film groups and just about anyone interested in film. So if you are fanatic about film or want to learn new skills and network with others in the industry, be sure to book your place.

The one-day event will be packed with a number of insightful workshops and panels from 10:00 till 18:00. Including a panel on the relationship between music and film chaired by film journalist Beth Webb, with musicians John Sweeney and Ruth Chan alongside animator Loup Blaster. We here at MACE will also be involved, leading a workshop on how to build your own archive, with practical tips and expert guidance on how to successfully screen archive film.

A day pass can be purchased for £15 (incl. lunch and refreshments), to book your place today or find out more, click here.

 

Volunteering Opportunity at MACE for University of Lincoln Students


We’re looking for volunteers to work on a  Heritage Lottery Fund Project called What Can You See? which aims to save 18 significant film collections and to make this important film heritage accessible to all. 

Students at the University of Lincoln will have the opportunity to play a key role in this project by watching these films and describing to us what they think is important in each film, what is most interesting and engaging about them. These contributions will enable us to make the films widely accessible and to identify trends that will help our website search engine guide more people to films they want to see.

Volunteers will be given training and support throughout this element of the project which will take place between September and December 2017.

You can find out more about the opportunity here including application details and deadlines.

MACE Footage Features in Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story


Discover the fascinating story of Raleigh with Pedalling Dreams, a brand new documentary charting the history of the world famous bicycle company.

Produced by Testimony Films, Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story, tells the extraordinary tale of the remarkable characters and famous bicycle designs that spawned out of one of Nottingham’s most famous companies.

Featuring a mixture of archive footage from MACE along with interviews and testimonies from former employees, this beautifully illustrated documentary uncovers Raleigh’s fascinating journey from its humble beginnings, ups and downs, to becoming the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world.

The documentary premiers on BBC Four on Wednesday 15th of March at 9pm and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

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Winter Sale – Made in Leicester – 30% OFF!


It’s the final few days of our winter sale, so order now before it is too late. Made in Leicester is a celebration of the multicultural city at the heart of England, and contrary to popular belief, is known for more than winning the Premier League title last season.

Presented by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE with contributions from current market stall holders as well as Leicester’s first elected mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, this DVD is a tribute to ‘Britain’s favourite market’ and the manufacturing heritage of Leicester.

Order now via our ebay page for just £5.59 or call us on 01522 837750.

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Winter Sale – Worcestershire on Film – 30% off!


Our giveaway may be over, but it’s not too late to take advantage of our winter sale and take home Worcestershire on Film for just £5.59.

Worcestershire is a county steeped in history and between its rolling countryside and Rivers Avon and Severn sit towns, villages and communities rich in manufacturing, crop growing and cultural heritage, from market gardening in the Vale of Evesham to carpet making in Kidderminster.

Order now via our ebay page or phone us on 01522 837750.

Winter Sale – Regenerating Birmingham!


For the low price of just £5.59 get your hands on one of the most popular DVDs in our Midlands on Film collection; Regenerating Birmingham 1955 to 1975. Order now and have it arrive before Christmas.

Regenerating Birmingham offers an insight into the journey taken by Birmingham’s city engineer Herbert Manzoni and his team of architects and builders, and their quest to transform the centre of Birmingham from a bastion of Victorian elegance and civic pride into a thoroughly modern metropolis, through the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had ever experienced.

Using a selection of films preserved at MACE, Mike Mason charts the progress of this seemingly impossible mission and acknowledges the spirit and intentions of this noble and necessary project, that was to become the focus of so much negativity in the closing decades of the last millennium.

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You can purchase this DVD online via our ebay page, or you can order by calling MACE on 01522 837750. Don’t forget to share and like our posts on Facebook, for your chance to win Regenerating Birmingham and the other eight DVDs that make up the Midlands on Film series.

RUGBY: A MIDLANDS STORY NOMINATED FOR A ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD


‘Rugby – A Midlands Story’ is a documentary film by Iconic Productions charting the heritage of the sport in the region that invented it. 

This captivating film which features rarely seen moving image archive from MACE and ITV Sport, has been nominated in the Best Factual Programme category for the 2016 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.

The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

For further information on the film or to arrange a screening, please follow the link below:

 www.iconictv.co.uk/rugby-a-midlands-story

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