Magazine article Screen International

BFI Launches Online 'Orphan Works' Collection

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Launches Online 'Orphan Works' Collection

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170 fims from unknown sources released for free online.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a collection of more than 170 films known as the Orphan Works.

The Little Match Girl (1914), D. Percy Nash, part of the Orphan Works collection

Including features, shorts, corporate films, adverts, animation and documentary, the collection is comprised of works that have unknown or uncontactable rights-holders.

The BFI archive team has performed due diligence on the films by attempting to contact the copyright owners, and as such the organisation is now able to show them for free online. …

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