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Film and television eResources

BFI Player

BFI Player is a video on demand service from the British Film Institute streaming acclaimed, landmark and archive films. The focus is on British and European independent films, as well as international releases. It reflects the BFI’s wider cultural mission, complementing its seasonal programming of its UK venues, film distribution and DVD/Blu-ray publishing strands.

BFI player is available via our library catalogue, Discover - however, you will first need to create an individual account either via Discover or by going to (you might be asked to re-register your account each academic year)

Spotlight on...

Use your free BFI Player subscription to access a selection of films specially selected for Durham students and staff, including:

Find out more about Durham's partnership with BFI and upcoming events on the BFI Partnership webpages.​​​​​​​


Box of Broadcasts

We provide access to Box of Broadcasts – an ‘on demand’ TV and radio service for education, provided by the British Universities Film and Video Council’s ‘Learning on Screen’ services. It allows staff and students at Durham University (through our ERA licence) to stream and record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels and to search an archive of over 2 million broadcasts.

To find out more, you can read our blog post or visit their website and see what you can find!

DULib curated playlists

Looking to unwind, learn something new or watch something entertaining? Why not take a look at our curated playlists available on Box of Broadcasts for a variety of films and television programmes available at your fingertips (Durham University login is required).

Sit down with an old favourite

Head off on a journey

Discover books, poets and authors

Relax to soothing TV

Explore arts and culture

Learn about something new