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The Great Gordino
Fans of Mr Benn will recognise the style of this effective and moving campaign film for Save the Children
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1978 15 mins
Forget “Abracadabra!” or “Hey Presto!” Here the magic words are Save the Children and the real magician is David McKee – the man behind perennial favourites Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. In a series of innovative campaign films the charity and McKee’s team used their distinctive style (and Ray Brooks’ voice) to provide a clever marriage of factual information and emotive appeal. The fact that it looks like a children’s cartoon makes the discomforting reminder of reality all the more effective.
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1935 9 mins Silent
Don’t listen to Slacky the Sloucher or Giro the Germ will stage a jailbreak – public health cartoon by the Health & Cleanliness Council
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1957 10 mins
Ye Gods! It’s the future of telecommunications – as seen through a cartoon modern lens from the 1950s
Advert 1930 5 mins
Bloody foreign cows coming over here and becoming our dinners
Advert 1972 1 mins
Dangerously addicted to boring old movies? This is a case for Dr BFI, as demonstrated in this 1970s animated promo
Sponsored film 1947 5 mins Silent
Do you know the golden rules of tea making? The Tea Bureau set out to put your cuppa straight in this progressively designed post-war cartoon
Documentary 2021 13 mins
A poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic, drawing on the collections of 12 UK film archives.
Promotional 2021 1 mins
The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
Drama 2020 4 mins
A driver tries some small talk to connect with his Uber passenger, but ends up raising bigger issues.
Performance 1979 36 mins Location: Liverpool
Black music and culture in the community