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Colonial Cinema

Colonial Cinema

Colonial Cinema (1942-1954) was issued by the Colonial Film Unit, a government unit set up by the Ministry of Information to produce, distribute and exhibit films throughout the British Empire. The complete run of all 62 issues was digitised in collaboration with the BFI.

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The St Andrews Film Society

The St Andrews Film Society

The Dundee and St Andrews Film Society was founded in 1935 and quickly established itself as one of the foremost film societies in Scotland. The programmes contained here date predominantly from 1963-1966, a peak period for the society. It eventually closed in the 1970s.

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The Journal of the British Kinematograph Society

The Journal of the British Kinematograph Society

Founded in 1931, the British Kinematograph Society (now the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society or BKSTS) was created to provide resources and training in the film industry.

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Cinema Quarterly

Cinema Quarterly

Cinema Quarterly was a monthly film magazine published out of Edinburgh, Scotland between 1932-1935. Featuring regular contributions from John Grierson, the magazine became a critical centre for the emerging British Documentary movement. The magazine was renamed World Film News and Television Progress in 1936. After changing its name for three issues to SEE: World Film News, the magazine ceased publication at the end of 1938.

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Documentary News Letter

Documentary News Letter

Founded by filmmaker John Grierson, Documentary News Letter effectively served as an in-house organ for the British documentary movement. As a wartime successor to Cinema Quarterly and World Film News, the journal sought to promote the ‘documentary approach to everyday living’ and ran from 1940-1947, before continuing for a further year as Documentary Film News.

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Illustrated Films Monthly

Illustrated Films Monthly

A British popular film magazine, Illustrated Films Monthly was published for two years (1913-14) before changing its name to Picture Stories Monthly. Serving as a kind of "paratext" for popular films at the time, these illustrated magazines provided another format for film promotion.

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