Related Resources - Film Archives
Film Archives UK
Represents the UK's Public Sector Moving Image Archives
The UK's public sector regional and national film archives are:
Related film archive and film history resources include:
BBC Archive Collections
The BBC has archive collections of TV and radio broadcasts, photographs and documents.
Archive access varys according to requirements and purpose.
Public and research access to BBC film, television and audio material is generally available through the British Film Institute research viewing service and the British Library Sound Archive.
BBC Nation on Film
Nation On Film is a site containing online archive video clips from the 20th century drawn from a number of regional film archives as well as the BBC's own archive. It also includes details relating to the BBC Nation on Film TV series.
BFI National Library
The national research collection of documentation and information on film and television
Bill Douglas Centre
A large collection of resources and artifacts relating to the history of film and visual media, held at the University of Exeter
British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection
The collection contains videotapes, documentation and visual material by British artists, which is accessible to researchers.
British Library Sound Archive
One of the largest sound archives in the world
This site allows free access to preview items online from the entire 3500 hour British Pathé Film Archive.
British Universities Film and Video Council
The BUFVC is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of film and related media in higher education and research.
British Universities Newsreel Database
160,000 records of British cinema newsreel production, from 1910 to 1979.
FIAF - International Federation of Film Archives
FIAF brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing films both as cultural heritage and as historical documents.
FIAT - The International Federation of Television Archives
A professional Association established to provide a means for co-operation amongst television archives
Film and Sound Online
Film and Sound Online contains several hundred hours of film and video collections available to download for educational use. This service is available within UK FE and HE institutions only.
IAMHIST - The International Association for Media and History
An association of professional film and television broadcasters, scholars,
Irish Film Archive
The Archive collections include approximately 20,000 cans of film, magnetic tape, film stills and posters relating to Ireland's film and audiovisual heritage.
Open University Nation on Film
A companion web site to the BBC/Open University TV series 'Nation on Film'. The site explores issues raised in the series.
National Media Museum
The Museum's collection includes items of historical, social and cultural value relating to film, photography and television.
Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission - Digital Film Archive
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission’s Digital Film Archive (DFA) is an access resource in Northern Ireland (not available over the internet) for researchers, students, and historians interested in moving images.
Researcher's Guide Online
The BUFVC's RGO database has entries on almost 550 film, television, radio and related documentation collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
UK Film Council
The Government-backed strategic agency for film in the UK
Aimed at schools and libraries, the Screenonline site contains digitised video, stills, posters, production designs, publicity materials, scripts, papers, interviews and timelines relating to the history of British Cinema.
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has a growing collection of related film and video material relating to the history of Northern Ireland.
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