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.


Christmas gift subscription – order by 9 December to make 2016 the year of film!

This Christmas why not give the film-lover in your life a gift they’ll treasure all year? Plus – buy a print subscription by 9 December and there’s something in it for you too – a copy of George Franju’s cult classic LES YEUX SANS VISAGE on dual-format Blu-ray/DVD!

Want to keep the subscription for yourself too?! Why not – it’s Christmas!

Simply follow the link to our order page and use Promotion Code XMAS15 at the checkout and we’ll add the DVD to your order!

Alternatively call our subscriptions department on
+44 (0)20 8955 7070 and quote ‘XMAS15’ when you order.

Please note: DVD offer available to UK print subscribers only. All print subscribers get access to the digital edition free of charge. All print subscriptions will commence with the February 16 issue (arriving by 6 January). We will email the gift recipient notifying them of their subscription on the 23 December - at which point access to the digital edition will be available. Offer ends midnight 9 December.


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.


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’.

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