British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

New additions to the Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,550 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, telephone or visit the Gateway at

Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics
The pages on this site offer various audio and audiovisual resources relating to research done by the Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab at Bristol University into the ecology, behaviour and conservation biology of bats. On offer (all freely available) are an interactive resource called Biosonar: Seeing with Sound, sounds files (in WAV format) of the Echolocation Calls of British Bats, a series of videos illustrating bats’ acoustic blindness, and a number of short video sequences showing different kinds of bat behaviour.

Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab

Croatian Memories
This site – also known as CroMe – presents interviews with Croatian citizens who have experienced violent situations in the time period 1941 – 1995: a timespan covering World War II, the Yugoslavia period and the Balkan conflicts of the 90s. There are hundreds of interviews, ‘with a particular emphasis on women and marginalised ethnic minorities, as well as on victims, particularly former inmates and family members of killed and missing persons’. Users can narow their search by word (in the text summary or subtitle) theme, place, region. The site is available in an English version but most of the videos are, of course, in Croatian. There is, however, a small selection which feature searchable English subtitles.
The portal provides an international online distribution platform for documentary and experimental films centred on European cinema. It offers films for streaming and downloading: some are available for free, others can be purchased for a small fee. The website is the result of a creative partnership of seven European documentary film festivals, with the aim of advancing the documentary genre, supporting its diversity and promoting quality creative documentary films. The site features films from across Europe but is particularly strong in its selection from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France and Poland.

London’s Screen Archives
Managed by Film London, this site is the result of a collaborative venture by over seventy historic film collections in the Greater London area, working together on a common mission to make their collections and information about their collections available to researchers and members of the public. Users can search the collections to gain access to London’s rich film heritage, from feature films to brief home movies, with particular strengths in public information films, newsreels, films from industry and business or family films. A small number of films have been digitised and are available online. The website’s design is stylish and the resource itself is easy to use, with clearly laid out descriptions, credits and format details for all the films, accompanied by contact and access details. Searches can be narrowed by title, location, name, description, and archive collection.

An interactive educational resource based on the multimedia archive of filmmaker Sally Potter. At the heart of the resource is a Visual Browser which allows the user to view individual key frames taken from every shot in the film Orlando and link them to to other archival assets such as script pages, call sheets, continuity reports etc. Each key frame also links to the clip from which it is taken so that users can view each individual shot from the film. The site is clearly laid out so that users can trace each stage of the film’s history from development, (scriptwriting, storyboard, design) through pre-production, production, post-production, the finished film and distribution. Additional resources called pathways have been created by the site’s users featuring research notes, image blogs, and annotations linked to the assets they have used for their personal research projects. A video presentation in the FAQ section explains the origins of the project. The videos are hosted on and require the latest Flash plug-in to view.

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