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We hold a huge collection of film and television, still images, ephemera, books and journals. Here you can search our collections database and find out more about accessing materials.

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  • Britain on Film

    Britain on Film

    1,000s of films, beautifully preserved. 120 years of British life, unseen until now.

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  • BFI Mediatheques

    BFI Mediatheques

    Explore highlights from the world’s greatest film and TV archive — free.

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