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  • Brief description Moving image, sound and related media
  • Resource type Maps and datasets, Images, Audio
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The BUFVC (British Universities Film & Video Council) is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in higher education and research. 
To assist members in finding the content and information they need a series of databases are available. The databases help in finding any programme broadcast in the UK, an educational DVD from a niche distributor, to mainstream websites and a film from the most comprehensive database of newsreels in existence:


Find DVDs
A database of nearly 30,000 audio-visual materials in current UK distribution, selected for their value in UK higher and further education and research.

News On Screen
A database of British newsreel and cinemagazine production from 1910 to 1983. It delivers over 170,000 records and a large collection of digitised documents.

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching – TRILT
The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching is an extensive database of British radio and television from 1995 onwards, enhanced by the BUFVC with additional information for selected programmes of educational interest. The data accumulates at a rate of 1.3 million records a year.

Researcher’s Guide Online – RGO
Researcher’s Guide To Screen Heritage builds on our series of Researcher’s Guide books, long considered the film researcher’s ‘bible’. This on-line version features over 750 research collections across the UK, including radio and related documentation collections as well as a heritage artefacts database.

Moving Image Gateway – MIG
Identifies more than 1,000 websites that relate to moving images and sound and their use in higher and further education, evaluated by BUFVC staff.

Date Range

Varies with each database.


12,500,000 records

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