New BFI Filmography reveals the complete story of UK film, 1911-2017

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched the BFI Filmography, which it described as “the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema.” This means that “everyone – from film fans and industry professionals to researchers and students – can now search and explore British film history, for free.” The BFI Filmography is…

31st BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival closes

The 31st BFI London LGBT Film Festival came to a close on March 26. Over the ten days of the Festival, BFI Flare screened 58 features and 80 short films and reached UK audiences of over 27,000 at BFI Southbank and through BFI Player. 187 filmmakers represented 13 countries covering global LGBT cultures, including Iraq,…

Screenwriter Peter Morgan receives BFI Fellowship

Peter Morgan CBE, screenwriter of such films as The Queen and Frost/Nixon, was awarded the BFI Fellowship at the annual BFI Chairman’s dinner on February 21. The award was presented to Morgan by Dame Helen Mirren, who famously played Queen Elisabeth in Morgan’s 2006 film The Queen, directed by Stephen Frears. On presenting Morgan with…

BFI launches Black Britain on Film collection

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched Black Britain on Film, a new collection of over 150 film and TV titles that aims to uncover the heritahe of black Britain. According to a press release “the collection includes lesser-known TV drama, contemporary features and films of iconic figures including Paul Robeson, Muhammed Ali, Malcolm X…