A KNOWLEDGE of North West monuments and events which have been immortalised on film could win a lucky cinema fan a Panasonic Palmcorder.

To celebrate twenty years of saving the region's film heritage, the North West Film Archive is screening a Film Fun Competition with the help of East Lancashire libraries.

The archive has put together a compilation of 10 short clips from films shot in the region, showing places and events of historical interest.

The archive's Rachael Holdsworth said: "We are very grateful to all the participating libraries for giving people in the north west this opportunity not only to watch wonderful archive footage, but to perhaps go on to make their own movies with this excellent Palmcorder.

"The Archive has built up an exciting and rich collection of the region's film heritage and is always keen to attract new footage so that it is saved for local people to enjoy today, and over the next twenty years."

Local libraries participating in the competition, which runs between August 18 and 30, are Accrington, Burnley Divisional, Chorley and Barnoldswick libraries.

Correct entries will go into a prize draw for the Palmcorder, with 20 runners-up receiving a video compilation made by the North West Film Archive.

The top prize, a Palmcorder (RX19B) worth £549.95, has been donated by Panasonic Broadcast Europe Ltd.

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