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 or renew? 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.


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 Chen Kaige’s award-winning Farewell My Concubine on BFI dual-format DVD/Blu-ray as a FREE GIFT!

Buy or renew a 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 or renew a 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 or renew a print subscription + archive access

Buy or renew 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 UK, £6.50 Europe and £7.50 ROW) 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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