The greater part of the films held in the archive are on tape not celluloid and were collected during a pre-digital era. The collection consists of over 700 (VHS/Umatic/Beta) tapes and a large number of dvds (as yet un-quantified). The collection includes predominantly independent films and some television programmes (eg. episodes and trailer for the 1980s Ken Saro-Wiwa Nigerian sitcom series Basi and Company), and a few mainstream commercial films, from the UK, Africa and the African diaspora generally.
The films cover all genres: drama, documentary, animation, experimental films: features, shorts and mid-length films and some time-coded works in progress. Most of the films in the archive will be able to be cross-referenced to other related materials in the archive, in due course.