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See shorts and features, showing the best from the BFI, national and regional archives - including 120 years of Britain on film
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A magical realism short about a young Nigerian-British woman who's forced to deal with her identity crises when a mysterious old lady squats on her chest.
Startlingly beautiful time-lapse photography of the gardener’s nemesis – the dandelion – and finally, a solution?
News19852 mins Location: Bideford
Bideford town celebrates the new Lundy ferry.
Promotional196318 mins Location: Solihull
With major stories cropping up right across the Midlands can ATV's news team get the programme out on time?
Industry sponsored film196717 mins
Tasteful promo for the tasty black stuff.
Magazine and Review show19682 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
The streets of Newcastle turn catwalk for a radical haute couture homage to the mythical Himalayan Bigfoot.
A delightful animated appeal to help bringing in Scotland’s harvest, made by the legendary Lotte Reiniger.
Animation & Artists Moving Image19094 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Short documentary20215 mins
Actor Marli Siu (Anna and the Apocalypse, Run) introduces Naomi Kawase’s calming culinary drama.
Mark Kermode Online In 3D with Riz Ahmed, Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan, Tricia Tuttle and Ben WheatleyMark Kermode Online In 3D with Riz Ahmed, Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan, Tricia Tuttle and Ben Wheatley
Discussion programme202045 mins
Mark looks back at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, speaking to Festival Director Tricia Tuttle about the challenges of this year and chatting to the creators of two of the Festival’s most talked about titles: Mogul Mowgli and After Love.
Short documentary20215 mins
Lydia West (It’s A Sin) introduces debbie tucker green’s ethereal, warm and human debut feature.
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Advert19581 mins Location: York
Out goes the romantic gesture and in comes the hip as Una Stubbs and her fellow cats break open the chocolates in a groovy scene in a groovy club.
News19742 mins Location: Byker
Two musicians lament the changes taking place as part of the Byker Estate re-development in Newcastle.
Government sponsored film19504 mins Location: Glasgow
Experience Glasgow as you’ve never seen it before, in this wonderful early 1950s sponsored road safety film with bustling city streets, vintage cars and a startling warning.
Home movie195310 minsSilent Location: Tenby/Dinbych-y-pysgod
From Heywood in Lancashire to a farm near Tenby, Pembrokeshire, for a holiday filled with sandcastles and cattle, hiking and motorbikes.
News19719 mins Location: Devon
Country House offers naturists a way to air all.
News19767 mins Location: Shropshire
The long hot summer of 1976 brings drought. Can a Shropshire countryman provide the answer?
Black Britain on Film
Striking, illuminating and sometimes surprising images of black culture, community and characters, spanning over a century of British film and TV.
The Story of British Animation
To accompany an important new BFI book, we chart this extraordinarily fertile area of British film.
Football on Film
Football and film: two giants of 20th century spectacle. Born just a few years apart, film and the professional game have grown up together, as this fascinating collection shows.