Answered By: Sandie Brunnen
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016     Views: 83

There are a number of film resources available online:

  • NewsFilm Online: 3,000 hours of news stories and cinema newsreels taken from the ITN/ Reuters archive. Over 60,000 clips are available covering significant historical events that shaped the 20th and 21st century such as the Crystal Palace fire, the first interview with Nelson Mandela, and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • ScreenOnline: An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. These clips are supplemented by contextual material, specially commissioned alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.
  • British Film Institute InView: BFI InView offers a unique window on Britain's changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television. There are some 1,000 hours of non-fiction films to view or download, alongside 8,000 pages of related documents.
  • British Cartoon Archive: A collection of images located in Canterbury at the University of Kent's Templeman Library. It is a registered museum dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. It holds more than 130,000 original editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines.

See the Communication and Media guide for further resources in this area.

 

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