Unlocking Orphan Films

Films are made to be seen. However, film archives are full of video materials that are not accessible to the general audience. Discover why, and what you can do about it, by watching our video.

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Do a diligent search

The Diligent Search Tool walks you through the necessary steps of a diligent search for orphan works. You will be requested to provide information and to answer questions regarding the work and its possible right holders. To respond to some of the questions, you will need to search appropriate external sources.

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Join the community

The EnDOW Community today can help film archives to clear the rights for their “orphan” films. With your help, the British Film Institute (BFI) and other film archives will be able to unlock their collections, to be seen by the world.

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