The Bookings Unit of the BFI hires out films on 35mm, HD digital format, 16mm or DVD for theatrical, non-theatrical and educational screening in cinemas and other venues across the UK. Prints are available both from the BFI’s regular Distribution Collection and from the extensive holdings of the BFI National Archive.
New BFI release: Man with a Movie Camera
Voted the greatest documentary of all-time by Sight & Sound, Dziga Vertov's experimental classics returns to cinemas this summer
New BFI release: Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work of Orson Welles
Chuck Workman's wonderfully entertaining and touching portrait of Orson Welles, examines the director's career and legacy
New BFI release: Touch of Evil
We mark the centenary of Orson Welles with a re-release of his classic film noir, the last film he directed in Hollywood
New BFI release: 8 ½
No. 4 in Sight & Sound’s Directors’ Poll of greatest films of all time, Federico Fellini's 8½ is an undisputed classic of world cinema awaiting discovery by a new generation of cinemagoers.
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A film director who looks like Fellini tries to make a film but can't, except that here is the result, Fellini's roughly 'eighth-and-a-half' film. Convoluted and self-reflexive, 8½ comes on as the ultimate art-movie, but is above all an extraordinary evocation of unbearable restlessness finally giving way to the joy of going with the flow. 8½ was voted number three...