BFI archives

Put on your red shoes and dance: the enduring euphoria of Powell & Pressburger

By Lillian Crawford

A new season organised by the BFI in partnership with Thelma Schoonmaker brings many classic Powell & Pressburger films – including new restorations – to the big screen once more.

Why watch Film on Film?

By Lillian Crawford

The BFI's first annual Film on Film festival aims to celebrate and educate on the wonders of celluloid, from nitrate and 35mm to 3D.

The Camera is Ours: Britain’s Women Documentary Makers

By Matt Turner

A fine and necessary portmanteau of British documentaries all made by lesser-known women filmmakers.

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Newly restored collection of British Victorian film brings history to life

By Adam Woodward

The BFI’s vast archive of early cinema is available to watch online for free.

Check out these incredible public information films from the BFI archives

By Alex Chambers

Short films such as Women in Industry and Playing with Fire are a fascinating time capsule of postwar Britain.

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