Sight & Sound subscriptions

Find out more about our print, digital and archive subscriptions, and contact our Subscriptions Bureau.

Sight & Sound is the international film magazine that offers a unique insight into the very best of film culture.

Want to subscribe? We offer three packages: print + digitaldigital only, and supplementary access to our complete digital archive.


Current print subscribers

Register your email address to get your FREE Digital Edition. You’ll need your unique subscription number: find it beside your address on the cover sheet accompanying your subscription copy, or by calling our Subscriptions Bureau.


We’re currently a limited-time offer of £10 off student subscriptions. Simply use promotion code FRESHER15 at the online checkout (via the links below), or quote it when you call our Subscription Bureau on 020 8955 7070.


The offers

1. 12-month print subscription + free Digital Edition

£45 (UK) / £68 (rest of the world)

  • Get the latest issue delivered to your door before it’s available in the shops.
  • Includes FREE access to the Digital Edition for desktop/tablet reading and a digital archive of the past two years’ back issues*.
  • UK readers save £9 on the cover price – that’s two issues free!
  • PLUS UK subscribers who pay by Direct Debit will receive Claude Sautet’s classic French gangster movie Classe tous Risque on BFI dual-format DVD/Blu-ray as a FREE GIFT!

Buy your print subscription


2. The Digital Edition

£30 (global price for 12 months)

  • Available on desktop, iOS and Android apps.
  • Includes the past two years’ back issues.
  • For full FAQs click here.
  • View a demo of the desktop edition here.

Buy your digital subscription


3. The complete Digital Archive

£20 (global price for 12 months; only available to subscribers*)

  • The complete history of Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin, digitised and available via your desktop!
  • Available to print or digital subscribers for an additional £20 a year
  • An unrivalled 80-year archive of film commentary and criticism.
  • For full FAQs click here.
  • View a demo here.

Buy a print subscription + archive access

Buy a digital subscription + archive access

* Please note: access to the digital edition and archive is limited to individual paid subscribers. Institutional/library subscription access is unavailable.


BFI members

BFI Members save £10 on all print subscription offers. Log in to the BFI Members’ pages for information.


Contact our Subscription Bureau

Order your subscription or enquire about buying back issues (priced at £5.50 in the UK or £6.50 if overseas) or for any other subscription enquiry:

  • Call +44 (0)20 8955 7070
  • Fax +44 (0) 20 8955 8244
  • Write to:
    Sight & Sound Subscriptions
    Abacus e-Media
    3rd Floor Chancery Exchange 
    10 Furnival Street 
    London EC4A 1AB

Please make cheques payable to ‘British Film Institute’.

Browse our back issues

Back to the top

See something different

Subscribe now for exclusive offers and the best of cinema.