Archive projects

The curatorial and archive teams work to showcase the vast collections of the BFI National Archive and to bring them to a wider audience in cinemas, on television, on DVD and online.

In this section

  • Britain on Film

    Britain on Film

    Explore the map and discover 1000s of free films from the BFI National Archive and partner archives around the UK.

  • Curated collections

    Curated collections

    Explore Britain on Film through our themed collections, reflecting aspects of daily life, culture and community across the past century.

  • Britain on Lockdown – online video archive

    Britain on Lockdown – online video archive

    Britain on Lockdown calls on the British public to recommend the online videos that best represent how Britain has experienced the impact of Coronavirus.

  • BFI Most Wanted

    BFI Most Wanted

    The hunt for Britain’s missing films.

  • 39 Steps to Hitchcock

    39 Steps to Hitchcock

    Take a step-by-step journey through the invention, wit and dazzling technical skill that made Hitchcock cinema’s master of suspense

  • Ealing: Light and Dark

    Ealing: Light and Dark

    In 2012, we celebrated the historic output of one of Britain’s best loved film studios.

  • The Artist in the Archive

    The Artist in the Archive

    A BFI initiative in association with Archives for Creativity and Arts Council England.

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

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Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

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Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

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