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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.


  • Once Upon a Time in the North West

    To mark the opening of the BFI Mediatheque at Manchester’s stunning new Central Library, this collection looks to the UK’s North West.

  • Beautiful Things

    A landmark odyssey through LGBT life in Britain, with new additions to mark the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s untimely death.

  • TV Heaven

    Specially curated highlights from the National Media Museum’s archive of TV treasures.

  • 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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