BFI Southbank

Archive Screening Day 2017

Our Archive Screening Day is a one-day event showcasing material from international, national and regional film archives and new restorations coming into distribution, and featuring workshops to show how you can bring ambitious archive events to audiences. 

It's designed to give exhibitors the cinematic inspiration, practical skills and educational tools you need to help share archive film with your audiences. Amid many other strands, the event will offer a focus on accessing and screening archive prints from 35mm.

It will take place at BFI Southbank in London on Thursday 7th December 2017 and will incorporate screenings, workshops, keynote speakers, panels and presentations on how to create transformative archive film events at your venue.

A day pass includes entry to all films and sessions as well as refreshments, lunch and the evening drinks reception.

Drinks kindly sponsored by Studiocanal's Vintage Classics.


See the first films here and sessions and speakers, here.

More details to be announced shortly.


Thu 7 Dec 2017
BFI Southbank, London

BFI Southbank screenings

In addition to our films and sessions, BFI Southbank are holding two specially curated public archive screenings in the evening:

  • The Long Memory – a special 35mm presentation of Kind Hearts and Coronets director Robert Hamer's atmospheric 1953 British noir (6.10pm, NFT 3, 92 mins)
  • Rapsodia Satanica + Kinemacolor shorts – presented by Cecilia Cenciarelli of the Cineteca di Bologna, a ravishing digital 4K restoration of Nino Oxilia's 1917 film, produced from a hand-painted original print (8.10pm, NFT 3, approx. 70 mins)

The ICO is pleased to offer delegate a limited number of tickets for these films at the subsidised ticket rate of £5 per film, available on a first-come, first-served basis. To take up this offer, please add your chosen screening(s) to your ticket when registering online.


To register for a pass, please click on the 'Book your place' link above right.


  • Day pass: £25

This pass includes all refreshments, lunch and the evening drinks reception.

Your request for passes will be sent to the ICO for approval; you will then be sent an email with a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site. Once you've received your confirmation email, you’ll have five days to pay.

Please note that we have a limit of five attendees per organisation and that passes are non-transferable.

The deadline for registration is Friday 17th November 2017. Please book early to avoid disappointment. A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 24 November 2017.

If you have any queries about registration, please email


The Film Hubs may be able to offer bursaries towards fees, travel or accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days. For more details, visit your regional Film Hub's website:

Find out more

Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website. If you've any queries, please email

Terms and conditions

Screening Days is an industry event open to people working or volunteering in an archive or organisation that shows films to the public.

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