British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder Articles

  • Royal Anthropological Institute

    The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the advancement of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense. It publishes journals, has a film and video library and an extensive photographic collection, gives awards for outstanding scholarship, organises lectures and meetings, and manages a number of trust funds for research. We spoke to Caterina Sartori, who is responsible for the film information service and the film festival.

  • Born Free

    Dr Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University, examines James Hill’s classic Born Free and its enduring influence on the teaching of higher education wildlife conservation.

  • Memory of the Camps

    Dr James Jordan, University of Southampton, examines the restoration of the allied liberation documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

  • Furthering Film Education

    Learning on Screen spoke to Truro and Penwith College and the Manchester Film School about their different approaches to teaching filmmaking at FE level, and the success their methods are having.

  • Bringing the Past to the Future

    Frazer Ash, Digital Transfer Manager for Learning on Screen, reports on our off-air digitisation project and the valuable archive television content that will be made available in BoB.

  • An Education Experiment

    Dr Alex Southern, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, reflects on a post-war government ‘experiment’ in visual education and its relevance to today’s moving image media literacy agenda.

  • Concord Media

    Concord Media was founded in 1959 by Eric Walker and Lydia Vulliamy. Eric spoke to Viewfinder about the company and its films, explaining how Concord’s ethos and commitment to educational and social issues has been a constant guiding factor through a long and distinguished history.

  • Creative Possibilities

    Dr Catherine Grant, University of Sussex, speaks with Dr Amber Jacobs and PhD student Ian Magor about their experiences exploring and explaining film with the audiovisual essay.

  • Chronicle: A Glimpse of TV Heaven

    Commissioned by the BBC IN 1966, Chronicle was a groundbreaking archaeological series that would be on the air for the next twenty-five years. Don Henson, University of York, looks at the history and heritage of the series.

  • Opening up the Archives

    Dr Shane O’Sullivan, Kingston University, reports on a new pilot scheme allowing undergraduate film students to access footage from the BFI National Archive for use in their own documentaries.