Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive website was originaly launched in 2000 as  part of the British Film Institute (BFI) Millennium Project.

The Digital Film Archive (DFA) is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images.

The DFA contains over 80 hours of moving images about life in Northern Ireland from 1897 to 2014 with items covering drama, animation, documentaries, news, newsreels, amateur and actuality film.

Unlike other regional film archives across the United Kingdom, the Digital Film Archive is entirely digital and does not maintain a physical archive of film. Visitors to this website will be able to search and view many of the films in the collection.

A collection is also available linked to the Decade of Centenaries. 

Focusing on the landmark events that took place between 1912 and 1922, this collection contains material relating to the Home Rule Movement, Centenary of the signing of The Ulster Covenant, the First World War, Easter Rising, Anglo-Irish Treaty, Irish Civil War and Partition.

Due to copyright restrictions, some of the footage held on the DFA is only available to view at the 22 DFA sites, which include libraries, museums, art centres and universities.