British Universities Film & Video Council

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News Archive for November, 2012

  • The copyright Content Map launched

    This industry website showcases legal services available to consumers across films and television, ebooks, music, games and sports sectors. The website also features ‘jargon busting’ and FAQ sections. The stated aim is to ‘help teachers, parents and other consumers know which sites are legal’. Partners in the venture, created by the Alliance for Copyright Property, […]

  • British Library Moving Image Collections online

    The British Library has started to publish some content from it moving image collections online on its YouTube channel: National Life Stories is creating a major archive for the study and public understanding of contemporary science in Britain through a new oral history fieldwork programme, An Oral History of British Science ( The programme […]

  • Digital Transformations

    Digital Transformations Highlights from the Digital Transformations Debate are now available online. The event  sought to tackle crucial issues for a digital age such as intellectual property, cultural memory, identity, communication and creativity and took place at the AHRC Digital Transformations Moot on Monday 19 November 2012. For PowerPoint presentations and video, see:

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV and Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 9th November 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include coverage of such topics as geology, history, animal welfare, the food industry and marketing. 1. FOOD UNWRAPPED (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT Record or watch now on BoB National For more information please go to the C4 website 2. […]

  • Media Screen Roundup – October 2012

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. Before Simon gives his take on a substantial list, I’ll just squeeze in my own recommendation as journalism on the box comes under a forensic light, Steven Barnett’s The Rise and […]

  • We the Peoples – short film festival

    We the Peoples Film Festival 2012 For over six years the We the Peoples Film Festival has screened more than 150 films on human rights, development, security and peace. It is the world’s first festival of films on international development by filmmakers aged 15-25. The festival’s Youth Day was held on Sunday 11 November […]

  • New to the BUFVC Gateway

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,250 websites relating to video, multimedia 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 or visit the Gateway at DNA Learning Center An educational site supported by Cold Spring Harbor […]

  • BUFVC at the Association of Colleges Annual Conference 2012

    The BUFVC will be exhibiting at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012.  The event will be taking place at the ICC Birmingham on 20-22 November 2012.  The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the leading event of the College sector. The conference brings together the whole of the further education sector […]

  • Bristol Radical Film Festival: Call for Short Films

    The Bristol Radical Film Festival is now accepting film submissions. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2013 With discontent spreading and new technologies allowing the ever greater expression of alternative voices, Bristol Radical Film Festival wants to showcase the best short films by individuals or collectives in the UK and further afield. Entries […]

  • The British Monarchy on Screen conference

    Senate House, University of London, 23 & 24 November 2012 With Madonna’s W.E on the Wallis Simpson-Edward VIII romance attempting to exploit the Oscar-winning success of The King’s Speech and The Queen, and a film drama on Diana’s romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan in production, this Diamond Jubilee year seems the appropriate time to […]