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COI FOOTAGE FILE


Still from ‘Village School’, 1940 (photo courtesy of Film Images [London] Ltd)
Description
COI Footage File (Central Office of Information) is a unique visual record of Britain’s culture, heritage, way of life and aspirations covering the last 60 years. The collection begins with John Grierson’s documentary masterpiece Drifters. It moves on to include a wealth of material shot by the Crown Film Unit during the war and today encompasses an outstanding selection of Government-commissioned material that is constantly being updated. Footage File is a kaleidoscope of imagery - social, historical, geographical, scientific and political including many subjects ranging from landscapes to laser surgery, churches to Churchill, forestry to forensic science.
Website
http://www.film-images.com
Keywords
Farming; Nuclear energy; AIDS; Agriculture; Architecture; Aviation; Construction industries; Industrial films; Mining; Nutrition
Access
Access available (appointments necessary.) Access for disabled. Research can be carried out on behalf of customers.
Facilities
Inhouse viewing facilities available from VHS PAL reference library and 16mm/35mm Steenbecks available to view from film. Tailor-made VHS or U-matic cassettes can be made for preview purposes (a fee is payable for this.) Showreels are available on request.
Charges
Fees are charged for research, licence fees and transfers/delivery. All fees are clearly outlined in advance, dependent on the project.
Copyright
Copyright is managed by Film Images on behalf of the Crown.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video and film holdings: 18,500 items.
Video components: DigiBeta, Beta SP, 1", 2", Hi/Lo Band U-matic.
Film components: 16mm, 35mm.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available. A separate part of the site gives the researcher access to the COI Footage File database of shotlists and a catalogue of Crown titles available at regional archives.
Online catalogue
Available online via http://www.film-images.com and http://www.footagenet.com

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Tony Dykes
Job title
Senior Researcher
Telephone
020 7624 3388
Fax
020 7624 3377
Email
research@film-images.com
Address
Film Images (London) Ltd
2 The Quadrant
135 Salusbury Road
London
NW6 6RJ

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