Archive resources online

We share the BFI’s knowledge of British film and television through these online services.

  • BFI Screenonline

    BFI Screenonline

    Our online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive.

  • BFI InView

    A collection of non-fiction film and television for academics and further/higher education students of 20th century British history.

  • Colonial Film website

    Home to a wealth of information on more than 6000 films showing images of life in former British colonies, with over 150 available for viewing online.

  • David Lean website

    Highlights from the David Lean collections across the BFI, and a full catalogue of the David Lean Archive held in our Special Collections at the BFI Reuben Library.

  • The Early Films of Peter Greenaway

    A showcase of Peter Greenaway’s work, from his provocative early shorts (1973-1978) to the feature films that marked his arrival as a significant avant-garde director.

  • Charlie Chaplin website

    A website devoted to one of the towering figures of film history.

  • BFI on YouTube

    Hundreds of free films are available on the BFI National Archive channel, along with expert commentary and interviews.

  • Archive projects

    Archive projects

    We bring the vast collections of the BFI National Archive to a wider audience through our cultural projects.

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