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BFI Mediatheques

The Mediatheque is a place to make new film discoveries and get reacquainted with old favourites, free of charge.


  • Beautiful Things

    New additions to the Mediatheque’s collection of more than 160 titles exploring LGBT life on screen include Stephen Burn’s Straight and Narrow-Minded.

  • Play for Today

    Revisiting the flagship BBC single drama strand, where a mass audience could be gripped, entertained and challenged to think about the world.

  • Before Midnight: a Portrait of India on Film, 1899-1947

    Home movies, documentaries, dramas and comedies exploring how life was lived in British India.

  • All Mediatheque films

    Browse all film and TV titles available to view in Mediatheques.

Simply log on at a viewing station and choose from over 2,500 highlights from the BFI National Archive, the world’s greatest and most diverse collection of film and television, free of charge. From home movies to feature films, documentaries to kids’ TV, many titles have rarely been seen since their original release or broadcast – if at all.

All Mediatheque collections

  • BFI National Archive

    BFI National Archive

    We care for one of the greatest collections of film and television in the world.

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