Press and media frequently asked questions
Where can I find your press releases?
Press releases are available in the News & opinion section of the BFI website.
I need some high resolution images. Can you help?
We have an extensive selection of images that are downloadable from image.net. If you are not signed up visit the website and register your details, making sure you select ‘film’ as a category you are interested in, and you will be considered for approval. You’ll then have access to download all our images.
If you are looking for stills from BFI-backed projects, you need to contact the distributor attached to the film – you’ll find this information at launchingfilms.com. If you are looking for an image that is not related to a current project, season or event, please contact our Stills team.
I am looking for archive footage?
If your request for footage is not directly promoting BFI activity, please contact our footage sales team.
I am a journalist and would like review tickets to a film or event?
You can request press tickets for screenings on the understanding that editorial coverage for the film or season is given through your media outlet. Some events have a limited number of available tickets for press and allocation is at our discretion. Please contact the relevant Press Officer.
Can I have a DVD screener of a film showing in a current season?
We cannot supply DVDs of films released by other distributors, even if they feature in a BFI Southbank season. Please refer to the publicity department of the relevant distributor.
Can I have a DVD screener of a BFI theatrical release?
We have press screenings of all BFI theatrical releases at our Stephen Street screening rooms. We also have DVD screeners of BFI theatrical releases or films available in the BFI archive. Please contact the relevant Press Officer.
Is it possible to obtain review copies of BFI DVDs?
If you are interested in reviewing a BFI DVD, please contact our DVD Press Officer with details of your outlet, including examples of, or links to, previous reviews, and details of any special areas of interest.
What seasons are coming up in the next few months?
The programming team plans BFI Southbank seasons several months ahead. We have information on confirmed future seasons and major projects for long-lead media. Please contact the relevant Press Officer.
I would like to be added to your mailing list.
The BFI Press Office holds different mailing lists for journalists with different areas of expertise. Please email your details, including who you write for and the area(s) with which you would like to be kept up-to-date, to the Press and PR Coordinator who will add you to the relevant mailing list. You can receive information about seasons, events and screenings taking place at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, as well as DVD and theatrical releases, and corporate and industry announcements.
What is the BFI’s opinion on a particular issue or announcement?
The BFI has a wealth of experts and spokespeople available for comment on all aspects of film. Specialisms range from cultural and historical expert opinion to comment and analysis on film industry issues, including production, distribution and current research and statistics.
Each BFI Press Officer looks after a different area of BFI activity.
I would like accreditation for the BFI London Film Festival?
Please check the BFI London Film Festival website for regular updates.
I am a journalism student and would like to interview someone from the BFI as part of my course?
The BFI Press Office is very busy and has to prioritise enquiries from working journalists. Although we are keen to support students wherever we can, regrettably, limited resources mean that we are often unable to set-up interviews for student projects. However, the BFI website is a rich resource and we strongly advise you to look at our press releases and news articles as they may be of use.
Can I send you a copy of my publication?
Yes, please send it to the Press and PR Coordinator, BFI, 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN.
Can I film at one of your venues?
All filming requests are processed by the Press and PR Coordinator and are assessed on a case-by-case basis. In some instances the BFI may need to charge a fee for filming on it’s premises.
Can I apply for a job or internship in the Press Office?
Check the jobs section of our website for current vacancies.