British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Publishing & Distribution

The BUFVC publishes the quarterly journal Viewfinder, reference books such as the BUFVC Handbook and distributes DVDs such as The Origins of Scientific Cinematography.


VF97-cover-smallViewfinder 97 includes articles on the return of 3-D, expanding archival access into the community with Pararchive, virtual archeology in ancient Rome, Bollywood Shakespeare and much more.


Documentary using archive film and original equipment to show how cinema and cinematography had its origins not in the music hall or the fairground, but in the laboratory.


The 2012 BUFVC Guide to Copyright aims to provide support for those using moving image and sound media in higher and further education.