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.


VF94-cover-small Viewfinder 94 includes articles on European heritage, movie idols, Shakespeare on screen, the work of the National STEM Centre and the launch of the BUFVC’s new UPITN digital resource


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.