About the BFI National Archive

We care for the BFI’s film and television collections in state-of-the art facilities.

Established in 1935, the BFI National Archive holds one of the largest film and television collections in the world. Dating from the earliest days of film to the live capture of current television content, the collection contains nearly a million titles. Using the latest preservation methods, we care for a variety of obsolete formats so that future generations can enjoy the UK’s film heritage. We also respond to all research requests for archive materials.

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