British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Latest on: Viewfinder

  • Winter Viewfinder published

    Viewfinder 89 is now out and includes articles on Open Resources, Universal Shakespeare, marketing education, 30 years of Channel 4 and more.

  • Autumn edition of Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 88 is now out and includes profiles of Alfred Hitchcock, the COI collections, animation, broadcast heritage in Wales and more.

  • Focus on Italian Cinema

    The BUFVC’s Viewfinder Online magazine continues its focus on films and filmmakers from the Italian peninsula with reviews of the latest books, DVDs and Blu-rays. Some of the latest to be published on the website include: Directory of World Cinema: Italy reviewed by Sarah Forgacs here Pasolini’s groundbreaking film  Accattone (reviewed here) Pasolini’s The […]

  • Summer edition of Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 87 is now out and includes profiles of the BBFC, BBC Northern Ireland TV news and EU Screen’s latest developments.

  • Women’s Film and TV History Network web launch

    The Women’s Film and Television History Network-UK/Ireland has launched its new website. WFTHN members receive a regular e-newsletter which keeps them up-to-date with conferences, events, calls for papers, publishing and funding opportunities, and related news. To preview the latest issue of the WFTHN e-Newsletter, click here. To become a member and receive the WFTHN e-Newsletter, sign […]

  • Viewfinder Online – new reviews

    Viewfinder Online is the BUFVC’s new web journal devoted to the latest in audio-visual media. Some of the most recent reviews published online include: Dr Brian Hoyle’s overview of the DVD debut of Ken Russell’s controversial The Devils. Dr Alexander Beaumont reviews the latest release in the British Library ‘Spoken Word’ series, English and Irish […]

  • Spring edition of Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 86 is now out and includes profiles of Sylvia Pankhurst, the radio archives of the British Library and a project to catalogue all stage plays ever shown on UK television.

  • New reviews at Viewfinder Online

    Some of the latest reviews now published at Viewfinder Online include: Love’s Labour’s Lost – Eve-Marie Oesterlen looks at the DVD release of the 2009 Globe production of Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy. Touch of Evil – Professor James Chapman analyzes all three version of Orson Welles groundbreaking exploration of life on the US-Mexican border, now available […]

  • Viewfinder online December updates

    The latest Viewfinder news, reviews and articles have now been posted online at These include A roundup of some of the latest film and media books published this month An interview with writer-director Barnaby Edwards about his educational audio company Textbook Stuff An analysis by Professor James Chapman of the making and reception of […]

  • Digital Theatre releases Tennant & Tate in ‘Much Ado’

    Digital Theatre, the company that delivers filmed drama from the London stage via streaming and download, is now offering the chance to watch an exclusive video presentation of a performance of the sold out 2011 production of Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Benedict and Beatrice. We […]