British Universities Film & Video Council

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BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE STILLS, POSTERS & DESIGNS


(photo courtesy of British Film Institute: BFI National Library)
Description
About 7 million black and white original photographs, colour transparencies, posters, set and costume designs, illustrating the history of world cinema from c.1895 to the present day, and including a comprehensive collection of television stills (approx 1 million). The stills are catalogued by original film/television title, also personality files, film studios, pre-cinema, cinema buildings, awards, equipment, ect. Special emphasis throughout on British cinema and television.
Artefact description
The national collection of film and television stills.
Website
http://www.bfi.org.uk
Keywords
Cinema; Television
Access
Tue-Thu, 1030-1630 by appointment only
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
By appointment
Charges
On application
Copyright
Copyright seldom held; clearance is user’s responsibility.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Design
approx 1,000
Posters
approx 20,000
Still Images
approx 7 million

Artefact and Related Documentation Holdings

Documents
Colour transparencies, Digital images(publicity stills),Photographic Albums, Personal Photographs and Collections.; Lobby cards; Posters and promotional artwork; Photographs; Promotional literature
Projection & Viewing
Slides
Sets & Costumes
Costume designs; Set designs

Catalogues

Computerised database
Limited access, by request only
Printed catalogue
Yes.
Digitised catalogue
No. Possibilities being investigated.

Additional Information

Artefact notes
BFI standards

Main Contact

Name
Nigel Arthur
Job title
Stills Curator
Department
Stills, Posters and Designs
Telephone
020 7957 4797
Fax
020 7323 9260
Email
stills.films@bfi.org.uk
Address
First Floor
21 Stephen Street
London
W1P 2LN

Alternate Contact

Email
stills.films@bfi.org.uk

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