British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE: ARCHIVE FOOTAGE SALES

Description
rchival Footage Sales is the gateway for programme and filmmakers to the bfi National Film and Television Archive, the world’s leading collection of moving image materials. For over 60 years, the bfi NFTVA has collected the full range of the UK’s moving image heritage, an unrivalled wealth of black and white and colour, silent and sound, documentary and fiction, professional and amateur footage.

The collection chronicles all aspects of life and times since the invention of film in the late nineteenth century. A commitment to increase the range of materials available from this treasure trove of unique images means that rare footage unseen for many years can now be made accessible.

New collections of material are constantly being acquired thus ensuring that Archival Footage Sales continues to be the most diverse source of footage for film and television programme makers.
Website
http://www.bfi.org.uk/nftva/afs/
Keywords
Cinema; Media studies; Television
Access
Opening hours: Mon and Fri, 1030-1730; Tue and Thu, 1030-2000; Wed, 1300-2000.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Charges
Yes. Scale of charges leaflet available.
Copyright
BFI holds rights to BFI-published materials only.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Datasets
500,000 title records; 750,000 personalities records; 1 million periodical references.
Journals
5,000 titles, of which 400 are currently received.
Manuscripts
See separate entry
Newspapers
2.1 million cuttings (estimate); reviews, obituaries, festivals, subjects, etc. Film and name cuttings held on microfilm.
Still Images
See separate entry for British Film Institute Special Collections.
Video/Film
See entry for National Film and Television Archive.

Catalogues

Computerised database
SIFT - Summary of Information on Film and Television is an international database of film and television production, and incorporates the catalogue of the NFTVA, as well as an index to the Library’s journals and other materials.
Digitised catalogue
Under consideration.

Main Contact

Name
Ms. Sarah Wilde
Telephone
020 7957 4842
Fax
020 7436 4014
Email
http://www.bfi.org.uk/help/contact.php?eid=5
Address
British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T ILN

Alternate Contact

Telephone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 7950

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