Watch now through BFI Player or on our YouTube channel .

What you can watch for free

Choose from over 12,000 films that cover all aspects of British life over the last 120 years.

Here’s just a fraction of what you can watch:

What else is in our collections

Not everything from the archive is online — the collection is just too big. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, you can arrange to visit us and see things from the collections or to view films and footage.

Main image caption: film still from J.L. Freer-Hunt’s Karma (1933).