Film & TV databases

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Archive of American Television: Contains over 800 interviews (4000 hours) conducted with key American TV industry figures.  (Formed 1997: Academy Television Foundation). 
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BBC Archive: Selected radio and TV programmes from the BBC’s archives, organised in relation to people, programmes and subjects.  No longer updated.     
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BECTU HIstory Project: A collection of oral history recordings made with practitioners in the film, television, radio and theatre worlds.  Project ongoing.   
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BFI National Archive: A collection of film and media  Project ongoing.   
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FAUK: An organisation to promote communication and co-operation between existing screen preservation organisations in the U.K.  
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FIAT/ITFA International Federation of Television Archives: A transnational organisation to promote communication and co-operation between existing archives.  
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ITA/IBA/Cable Authority archive: Archive containing documents relating to authority matters (licence applications, minutes etc) from OFCOM.  Online searchable catalogue (once registered).  
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Jewish Women’s Archive: A website dedicated to Jewish women’s contribution to culture.  Includes bibliographic entries relating to women.   
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Library of Congress:    Motion picture element of LoC archive dedicated to acquiring and preserving American film and television heritage.  Online, searchable catalogue. 
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L‘Institut national de l’audiovisuel: French national archive for preserving and disseminating French television programmes.  Established 1975.
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National Film and Sound Archive:    Australian archive collecting and preserving multi-media material for cultural heritage.  Online, searchable catalogue.  
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National Cinematography Collection:  Collection of artefacts, stills, production relating to British film documents held at National Media Museum, Bradford. Contact museum for access.  
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National Television Collection:  Collection of artefacts, stills, production documents relating to British television held at National Media Museum, Bradford. Contact museum for access.  
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Royal Television Society Archive:  Listings for range of other British archives and websites.  
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SWFTA:  Regional film archive for South West of England to preserve screen heritage through its collections, available for exhibition.  Member of Film Archives UK.  
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Television Obscurities:  Personal blog charting short-lived American television programmes.  Includes links to other archives and trailer material.  
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TV/ARK:  Online archive of television graphical material, British and international.  Includes idents, trailers, adverts, opening titles.  
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UEA/East Anglia Film Archive:  Regional heritage archive for East of England.  Also houses collections with national and international scope.  Searchable, digitised film archive available online.  
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Yorkshire Film Archive:  Regional heritage archive for Yorkshire and the North-East, (incorporating NEFA collections).  Online searchable catalogue, including some digitised film clips available online.  
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If you have any queries, please contact our Resources Officer Rona Murray (r.murray3@lancaster.ac.uk).

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