BFI National Archive

BFI National Archive

Established in 1935, the BFI National Archive is one of the largest, most
diverse and busiest film archives in the world. The collections are of national
and international importance as a record of the history and culture of
filmmaking and television production, and as a record of the contemporary life
of the UK from the late 19th century to the present.

The archive is an unparalleled resource for researchers, students, filmmakers
and television producers, historians and any interested member of the public.

For more information see: http://www.bfi.org.uk/nationalarchive/

BFI Screenonline

Screenonline provides FREE online access to the BFI National Archive,
ranging from rarely seen titles from the early days of film through to recent TV
programmes.

Here you will find more than 3,700 titles, with over 670 hours of video
material, all supported by accessible analysis from expert writers, as well as
stills, posters and contemporary reviews. These will help you explore what
life was like in the early part of the twentieth century – and will go some way
to show what kinds of films people were watching and making in Britain a
hundred years ago.

For more information see: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/

Access to moving image material, including many full-length films and
television programmes, is FREE to all users in UK schools and colleges via
the National Education Network, as well as universities and public libraries.

Below are a selection of films from 1911 to start your research:

A list of 1910s films :

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/663432/