British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

BUFVC Gateway updates

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,000 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone.

Association Science & Télévision (AST)
This group of independent producers working for 37 different production companies is based in France. These companies produce films in all genres but a large portion of their output is devoted to scientific productions. Together, they produce the vast majority of scientific programming broadcast on television in France, much of which also circulates abroad. The website (in French and English versions) gives details of the member companies and the association’s activities, together with a catalogue of the films they have produced (searchable by title or producer), with links to the producer’s site for further filmographic information.

A not-for-profit media organisation dedicated to making informative documentaries about social and environmental issues that are immediately distributed free of charge via the website, in order to inform the global public about topics largely ignored by conventional mass media.

Topics covered so far include the effect of oil exploration on native peoples in northern Ecuador, issues raised by the the re-introduction of the grey wolf to the Northern Rockies, and renewable fuel sources.

Open University Archive – Library Catalogue
The Open University online library catalogue contains details of the whole range of resources that have been produced to support OU courses since they began in 1971. By using the “Format” drop-down menu on the advanced search screen it is possible to find all the audio, video or computer materials produced for courses in a particular subject area. Entries are quite detailed in the amount of content information they give. Print and audio-visual materials from modules currently offered by the Open University are available to browse in the Library, and archive materials from discontinued modules are available to view by appointment. The OpenLearn website gives free online access to some OU teaching materials and some are also available for sale on video from Open University Worldwide or DVD from Canny Minds.

Works with the world’s most sought-after filmmakers, writers and cultural figures to create online content that explores every facet of fashion through moving image, illustration, photography and the written word. It offers a unique platform to nurture and encourage fashion to engage with moving image in the digital age. Working with the latest technology, SHOWstudio broadcasts live from catwalk shows and fashion shoots and opens up the studios of designers and artists, allowing everyone to not only witness the creative process, but to respond and contribute creatively, documenting, communicating and evaluating the results. Specially created videos and interviews with designers are available for free, on-demand viewing.

This is the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s interactive online space for new and emerging filmmakers to showcase their short films and other multimedia content that will stimulate discussion about the portrayal of international issues.

YourWorldView partners with film festivals and the BFI to provide masterclasses, screenings and opportunities for wider discussion. The website also features articles, reviews and events listings.

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