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Things We Leave Behind
For whom does the bell toll? A man discovers a dreadful secret among his late father's belongings.
Horror 2009 16 mins
Forty-something Chris (Jonny Phillips) returns to his isolated childhood home after the death of his father. But as he sorts through the old man's things he begins to remember, and more than one bell starts ringing... A tale of grief and longing that swiftly turns into paranoia and dread, writer/director Andrew Brand's short film is moving, uncanny and terrifying.
Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film
The Mistletoe Bough
Fantasy 1904 9 mins Silent
Discover a haunted gem, the earliest film of the Christmas ghost story The Mistletoe Bough. Guaranteed to spook a whole new generation over a hundred years after its creation. With new music by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, commissioned by the BFI.
Two-faced Killer: A Modern Thriller
Amateur film 1951 5 mins Silent
Amateur award-winning dramatic thriller influenced by 1940s Universal Horror movies and made by husband and wife team John and Dede Wright.
Fangs for the Memory
Student film 1970 8 mins Location: Durham
A vampire with a taste for the demon drink prowls the dark alleys and subterranean cellars of Durham in the 1970s.
Hand in Glove
Amateur film 1976 12 mins
To carry on his important work the ego-maniacal scientist Dr Kelly must obtain another hand … a hand which begins to take on a life of its own.
Horror 2009 10 mins
A hungry zombie finds love while terrorising teenage campers in this gruesome but fun twist on the zombie movie.
The Mistletoe Bough (Short Version)
2013 3 mins
A delightful Christmas adaptation of a classic ghost story with new music by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, commissioned by the BFI.
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day