The BFI preserves more than 1.4 million still images featuring on- and off-screen moments, portraits of cinema’s most iconic names, as well as images of studios, cinemas, special events, technology and pre-cinema. The collection is one of the most extensive in the world.

Searching the collections

Search the BFI’s collections database to find out what images – as well as films, television programmes, scripts, books and journals – we hold.

Licensing stills

BFI archive sales can supply copies of images for use in most projects subject to copyright clearance.

We unfortunately cannot offer a physical reproduction service.

For further information and digital access fees, complete our film stills enquiry form with an outline of your project or publication.

Main image caption: actor Earl Cameron during a Q&A at the BFI Southbank in 2002.