Biography of 'Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)'

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Educational film association

SEFA was formed in 1935 from a merger of the Scottish Educational Cinema Society (formed Dec 1933) and Scottish Educational Sight and Sound Association (formed spring 1933). SEFA’s objectives were to foster interest in and promote the use of the educational film and other visual aids in education.

Close collaboration was established with the Scottish Film Council in the furtherance of those aims, with joint publications on aspects of the film in teaching, children’s viewing habits, and use of the resources of the Scottish Central Film Library.

During the Second World War SEFA with Scottish Film Council ran mobile cinema shows in rural areas for evacuees, a scheme which was the forerunner of the post war Highlands and Islands Film Guild and the Rural Cinema Scheme. SEFA, in partnership with Scottish Film Council, engaged in the post war production of educational films as the Joint Production Committee (JPC).

The Committee became Educational Films of Scotland (EFS) in 1962. In 1976 SEFA changed its name to Scottish Educational Media Association (SEMA).

Researcher: National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive

Films associated with 'COCOZZA, Enrico'

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AARDVARK, OR ANT BEAR, the [4073]

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Shows the capture and transportation of the aardvark from Africa, and the animal in a zoo enclosure roaming around and feeding.

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1961

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ANGLING [6834]

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Witness a typical day out angling on the loch. Flies are tied, the rod and line is prepared and both small and large fish caught.

1963

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ANTONI GAUDI [3634]

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An educational film profiling the work of the Catalan/Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Concerned principally to show this Catalan artist as a great pioneer of modern architecture. Records the most important buildings, showing the relationship between art

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1969

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APPLICATION OF EXPERIMENTS PART I [2476A]

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An educational film to show how to control burning by excluding air/oxygen.

1958

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APPLICATION OF EXPERIMENTS PART II [2476B]

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An educational film demonstrating how to increase burning by lighting open hearths and stoves.

1960

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APPLICATION OF EXPERIMENTS PART III [2476C]

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An educational film giving demonstrations of bunsen burners, paraffin and gas blow-lamps, a diesel engine and automatic coal-burning furnace.

1962

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AT THE MUSEUM [2464]

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Exhibits in the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow including suits of armour, models of ships and stuffed animals.

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1953

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AUTOLITHOGRAPHY [2467]

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A demonstration of each stage in the making of a lithograph. [Made by a student at the Glasgow School of Art in lieu of a thesis for his DA].

1957

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AUTUMN IN SCOTLAND [2462]

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A plentiful autumnal crop is secured by backbreaking ‘tattie howking’ and hard work in this seasonal film from the 1960s shot for the 'Seasons in Scotland' four part series.

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1960

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AYRSHIRE DAIRY FARMER [2512]

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Life on Hapland Dairy Farm near Dunlop, Ayrshire. The day-to-day and season-to-season cycle of work of a dairy farmer.

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1967

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BARNS HOSTEL SCHOOL [3582]

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Boys enjoying a variety of activities at Barns Hostel School, near Peebles.

1930

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BATTLE OF THE STYLES; A Study of Nineteenth Century Architecture [2319]

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A documentary highlighting the work of several eminent Scottish architects, focussing particularly on the tension between the Gothic style and the Renaissance idiom / Classical revival, as experienced in nineteenth century Scotland.

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1968

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BRAEMAR GAMES, TWEED MAKING AND EDINBURGH [2720]

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Scenes at the Braemar Highland Games; the spinning and weaving of tweed and street scenes in Edinburgh are included in this short amateur film.

1950

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CAMELS [3901]

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Educational study of the characteristics of camels.

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CANALS IN SCOTLAND [0079]

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Scotland's three canals, the Crinan, Caledonian, and Forth and Clyde are shown in operation.

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1938

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CHANGING A TYRE [3872]

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A little dramatised educational film, demonstrating how to change a car's tyre.

1959

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CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH [0090]

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A look at Mackintosh's work, including his own house in Glasgow's Southpark Avenue, Scotland Street School, Cranston's Tea Rooms, and Glasgow's School of Art. [Viewing copy in colour].

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1965

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CHILDREN'S FARM [3910]

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Around a children's farm, where children meet the various animals - ponies, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits.

1958

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CLYDE ESTUARY, the [3633]

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An educational film tracing the history of shipping and the shipbuilding industries on the Clyde estuary.

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1976

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CLYDE VALLEY [1813]

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The first part of a short series on the River Clyde, studying the geography, social distribution and industry from the source of the river to the outskirts of Glasgow.

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1972

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COUNTY OF DUNBARTON [0505]

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A survey of the principal industries in the county of Dunbarton, including shipbuilding on Clydebank, the production of sewing machines at Singer, the construction of pre-fabricated housing in Dumbarton and calico printing in the Vale of Leven.

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1947

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CROFTING IN SKYE [0934]

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Daily life and activities on a croft in Skye. Shot at Camastianavaig (Camustinivaig).

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1939

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DAY IN THE HOME, a [0017]

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The every day chores and idealised family life in an early 1950s Scottish home.

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1951

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DEE VALLEY [0586]

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An introduction to the industries and attractions of the Dee Valley, including paper making, sheep farming, salmon fishing, rock climbing, its castles and countryside.

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1959

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DISCOVERING THE PAST [5016]

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Magnus Magnusson introduces the story of a two year rescue dig at a prehistoric long-barrow near Edzell in Kincardineshire, Scotland [Intended for secondary school pupils aged 12 - 15 years]

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1975

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DOVECOT TAPESTRY [3851]

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Dovecot Workshop, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, which is the heart of tapestry weaving in Scotland, was opened in 1912 by the then Marquess of Bute. In this film, Archie Brennan, Director of Weaving, shows the tapestry commissioned by the Scottish Arts Counci

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1972

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DOWN BOOKS UP COUNTRY [3941]

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The activities of Dumfries Academy Adventure Club around Branrigg, Dumfries and Galloway, in the 1960s.

1965

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DUMFRIES - A MARKET TOWN [0497]

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Flooding in Dumfries, sheep farms, timber yards, ploughing, harvesting and market day in the town.

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1959

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EDINBURGH [1653]

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Edinburgh's history, industry, and educational life is illustrated with particular reference to the distillation of whisky, the city's university and colleges and the production of the Edinburgh Evening News [see also record 2 for unedited neg. rushes]

1948

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EVERYTHING BY DESIGN [2054]

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A demonstration of how we as individuals are responsible to some degree for the appearance of everything in the world in which we live. It seeks to create awareness of design as something which affects us all.

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1971

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FAMILY OF EIGHT [4324]

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Documentary on the school meal service in Lanarkshire. Here, the provision of school meals is shown to be not solely about the children's diet, but rather, involves social training too. There is a strong emphasis on teaching the children table etiquette

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1955

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FARM BABIES [2753]

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Children at a farm with piglets, chickens, Shetland ponies, lambs and calves.

1953

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FIFE [0885]

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A look at the agriculture, industries and the towns of Fife.

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1950

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FIFTEEN TO SIXTEEN [1818]

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A look at the work both practical and recreational, undertaken during the extra year at school to hold the interest of pupils, with the emphasis on individual pursuits.

1972

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GLASGOW AIRPORT [2317]

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Documentary on Glasgow Airport showing flight movements, radar, passenger flow, and emergency services at work.

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1969

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GLASGOW GETS TO WORK [3246]

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Glasgow's transport system at work in the city and on the river Clyde, and to assist the football crowds going to Hampden Park.

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1935

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GOLD STAR [3635]

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An educational film showing the various stages in the building of a giant tanker Job No. 1169 "Gold Star" at Lithgow's shipbuilding yard on the lower reaches of the river Clyde - at that time the largest vessel built in Scotland - for the Sam Yang Navigat

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1971

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GRANITE [1596]

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Granite mining used for sculpture, road making, stone bridges and housing.

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1949

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GREEK THOMSON [3636]

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An educational film exploring the life and work of Alexander Thomson (Greek Thomson), the Scottish architect who was born in 1817.

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1967

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GREEN OF GLASGOW, the [0573]

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A history of Glasgow Green, and the benefits it provides - an open space for meetings and sports, the carnival during the Glasgow Fair and the People's Palace museum.

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1962

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GUIDE THEM ON THEIR WAY [1841]

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An appeal film for the Alexander Anderson Home for Spastics in Wishaw. Fund raising events, attended by local MPs and Max Bygraves.

1969

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HENS AND EGGS [3902]

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This film shows hens in the farmyard and among the stubble in the fields, together with a hen sitting on eggs and the hatching and the growth of chicks.

1953

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HIGHLAND EAGLE [2811]

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An educational film about the Golden Eagle.

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1970

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HISTORY OF LIGHTING [2468]

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A history of different sources of lighting showing the earliest examples of flame torches to oil lamps, gas light and to modern day electric lighting. Illustrated by means of paintings, dramatised scenes, demonstrations and original artifacts.

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1959

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HOLY WILLIE'S PRAYER [3650]

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The Burns' poem is recited by Harold Wightman, illustrated with drawings by Edward and Elizabeth Odling.

1961

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HUMPTY DUMPTY [2751]

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An animated film to help children read and spell.

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1960

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INDUSTRIAL STIRLINGSHIRE [1956]

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A study of the principal industries of Stirlingshire including coal mining, brick making, soap making and oil refining.

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1950

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INTRODUCING MAMMALS [1822]

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Introduction to four of the smaller mammals of Britain, the field vole and bank vole, the shrew and woodmouse. The animals are shown in their natural habitat and the dangers to which they are exposed are highlighted.

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1964

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INTRODUCING SCOTLAND [0251]

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A discussion of the social, economic and geographical infrastructure of Scotland, including scenes of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

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1958

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IT WASN'T ME MISTER [2540]

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A dramatic description of a youngster taken on his first shoplifting spree by an older boy and both ending up in trouble with the police.

1974

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