From the BFI to your desktop

 There is a great selection of films from the BFI National Archive available to download to your PC in the UK. Choose from one of these great titles or browse the full selection at the Film Download Space.

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  • Due to the complicated nature of international film rights ownership, users must be located in the UK to download these films.
  • We regret that restrictions on the use of Apple's Digital Rights Management system mean that we are unable to provide these film titles in Mac-friendly format for the time being.

Own a Piece of Film History

Before This is England (2007), even before Dead Man's Shoes (2004), Shane Meadows brought humorous dysfunction to our screens with Where's the Money Ronnie? (1996)

Download the early works of famous directors at the Film Download Space.

Before they were Famous

Before Yes (2004), even before Orlando (1992), Sally Potter brought passion and politics to our screen with The Gold Diggers (1983) starring Julie Christie.

Download the early works of famous actors at the Film Download Space.

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Free Films from the Creative Archive

Our Creative Archive pages feature video clips made available for free download to users in the United Kingdom under the innovative Creative Archive Licence, to stimulate creative re-use for non-commercial purposes.

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Free films for members

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