British Film Institute Expands Archive

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 9, 2006 in Cinema |

The British Film Institute publishes one of my favorite series of mini-books on films. It looks like they are expanding their website:

BFI expands online film archive

“Short films by Stephen Frears, the late John Schlesinger and brothers Tony and Ridley Scott can now be downloaded from the British Film Institute’s website. The initiative allows users to watch rarely shown early works from some of Britain’s leading film-makers. Six features are also available, among them 1974’s Pressure – regarded as one of Britain’s first black feature films. There are 230,000 films and 675,000 TV programmes in the BFI archive. Download costs range from £5 to £12.50.”

…sadly it seems downloading the films is off limits to Americans! But it’s still neat to see them taking steps in this direction,

Comments are closed.


Copyright © 2024 All rights reserved. Theme by Laptop Geek.