About the BFI National Archive
Established in 1935, the BFI National Archive preserves one of the largest and most significant moving image collections in the world.
The collections are of national and international importance as a record of the history and culture of filmmaking and television production, and as a record of the contemporary life of the UK from the late 19th century to the present.
They are an unparalleled resource for researchers, students, filmmakers and television producers, historians and any interested member of the public.
Your guide to the work of the Archive.
An introduction to the curatorial and technical teams.
Find your way around the Archive's huge collections of film and television, stills, posters and more.
At-a-glance information about the Archive.