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Single Person record details
Person Code NA21465
Corporate Name Scottish Educational Media Association
Dates 1976-
Activity The Scottish Educational Film Association was formed in 1935 as a merger of the Scottish Educational Cinema Society (formed December 1933) and Scottish Educational Sight and Sound Association (formed Spring 1933). In 1976 the Association changed its name to the Scottish Educational Media Association (SEMA). The objectives of the Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA) were to foster interest in and to promote the use of the educational film and other visual aids in education and close collaboration was established with the Scottish Film Council in the furtherance of those aims, with publications and access to the resources of the Scottish Central Film Library. During the Second World War, SEFA with the 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 was a partner in the production of educational visual aids, with the Scottish Film Council as the Joint Production Committee (JPC) becoming Educational Films of Scotland (EFS) in 1962.
NonPreferredTerm Scottish Educational Film Association (1935-1976)
Notes See J.B. Barclay 'The Film in Scottish Schools' (Glasgow, 1993) and Scottish Film Council '21 Years of the Scottish Film Council' (Glasgow, 1955).
Associated records
GB2120/SSA 1/5Scottish Educational Film Association1933-1980

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