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  • Visions of Change – the evolution of the British TV documentary

    A season of screenings and special events launches today at the BFI Southbank on the evolution of the television documentary with Denis Mitchell: The Poet, introduced by Dr Ieuan Franklin. A number of events will follow, including Patricia Holland on TV journalism and current affairs; Paul Long on Philip Donnellan; John Wyver on arts TV […]

  • Latest reviews published at Viewfinder Online

    Some of the latest book and DVD reviews over at Viewfinder Online include: The Riddles of the Sphinx Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes reviews this new BFI release of the seminal avant-garde film by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty Professor Jo Fox reviews a new history of Nazi representation in […]

  • An Age of Kings released on DVD

    An Age of Kings is the BBC’s compelling 15-part series from 1960 of William Shakespeare’s great national pageant of eight History plays. Watched by over three million viewers, it remains the most ambitious single Shakespeare project ever filmed for television. Hailed by the Guardian as ‘ambitious … exciting … a striking example of the creative […]

  • Peter Glenville centenary

    This November big names from the world of stage and film, including the likes of Kevin Spacey and James Earl Jones, will gather in London to celebrate the life, career and legacy of the late film and theatre director Peter Glenville, 100years since his birth in the Capital. As part of the centenary celebrations, organised […]

  • New articles and reviews at Viewfinder Online

    Viewfinder Online aggregates some of the content from the Viewfinder print magazine but also published new and original material. Some of the latest items published on the site include: We Need to Talk about Dying Someone in Britain dies every minute but many risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met due […]

  • Spring edition of Viewfinder is here

    Viewfinder 90 includes articles on British cinema colour, Mental Health TV, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, music, podcasting and more.

  • BBFCinsight

    The BBFC publishes detailed information about the content of every film that they rate via BBFCinsight, which is aimed particularly at parents. It offers a summary of how and why a film was rated at any given category. BBFCinsight highlights the key issues in a film then expands on this giving examples of the sorts […]

  • Concord Media launch new website

    Concord Media, the venerable distributor of educational film and video content, has unveiled it new website, which can be accessed at: It contains some new features such as video clips, case studies and improved search capabilities. New film listings include: How to Boil a Frog – on the climate change theme; Making the most […]

  • 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.

  • Pioneering project to create citation guidelines for AV content

    Despite the exponential increase in the use of audiovisual material in teaching, learning and research in higher and further education, existing guidelines for the citation of moving image and sound are insufficient as they are based on standards developed for the written word. This has the effect of discouraging the citing of moving image and […]