Victorian film in the classroom

Lesson ideas and resources for English Literature and Language KS3 & 4, inspired by Victorian film.

Brand new lesson ideas and resources for History English Literature and Language KS3 & 4, inspired by the launch of our extensive free collection of Victorian film on BFI Player. Over the last five years the BFI has researched, digitised and, in some cases, restored around 700 surviving films held in the Archive, some of which have not been seen in over a century!

From true crime to parading troops, Santa Claus to snowballs; these early films explore both the ordinary and the extraordinary. Take your students on a trip back to a fascinating period (1895-1901) — the beginnings of film and the end of Queen Victoria’s long reign.

All of these films and many more are available to watch for free on BFI Player.

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