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Because we believe that every project is unique we don’t ask you to scroll through pages of preselected online clips. What about the clips in between? Kinolibrary provide tailor-made clips on demand. Using our expert knowledge of our collections, we send you bespoke footage compilations that best fit your brief by FTP.
Our collections span the world and tell a century of stories from 1890s trick films to 1990s rave footage. We have breadth but also an eclectic eye for unusual, humorous clips, subcultural material and amateur footage.
We licence clips for projects ranging from documentaries and museum exhibitions to advertising and digital marketing campaigns.
Our service is fast, flexible and friendly, providing access to a wealth of great offline content quickly. Why not contact us to see what we can do?
Rather than having to wade through a database of preselected clips, just send us your research list so we can do the hard work for you, and for free. You can give us a call about your project or email your wishlist. We respond straight away.
We hold a large collection of material with film backing, if you require HD or 2K masters then let us know when you contact us with your request and we’ll make sure we supply you with footage that fits the bill.
We provide bespoke viewing clips on demand by FTP. All screeners are free. If you have a tight deadline we can provide a rush service.
Our rates are flexible and vary depending on the project and terms of licence. Contact us and we will give you a quote. We try to find solutions for all budgets and offer sliding scales for bulk orders.
To provide footage in high res we will need to have the clip reference, timecode in, timecode out and brief description for each clip you require.
Masters are supplied as high res digital files, we provide a fast turnaround for master transfers (often same day) and send masters direct by FTP.
Archive footage is our passion and we take care to really get to know collections we represent.
We are looking for remarkable films, if you think you have something that fits the bill we would love to hear from you. Contact Serena on +44 (0)20 3623 7102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our showreels are just a small sample of the content we have available for licencing and include clips from across all of our collections. Explore our different themes or contact us to see more material and to order clean, high resolution footage.
New collections and films are coming into Kinolibrary all the time. If you are looking for something in particular, please get in touch. We would love to help you.
Nostalgic and intimate, the Kinolibrary amateur footage collection is one of the largest in the country, opening up private worlds which have previously been unseen by the wider public. A few favourites clips include, 16mm black and white footage of UK aristocratic families posing outside their mansions, shimmering 1940s Kodachrome shots of small town America, 1970s New York in the scorching summer and the bustling colourful streets of 1960s India.
If you are looking for 50s housewives, consumerism, fashion, travel, in fact anything associated with the culture and history of America then ask us about our excellent Americana Collection. Much of this high-quality collection from the States is brought to you in sparkling Technicolor!
Journey through the ages and around the world with our travelogue collection. From UK coach tours to Scarborough to exotic trips through Africa and India. Not only a place to find footage of worldwide destinations but also clips of people travelling in style in the pre-package holiday era. The collection also includes many amateur travelogues which offer a unique and more personal perspective on the places visited.
Explore the technological advances, counter culture and political and social movements in our marvellous California 60s-80s collection. These rare films cover a fascinating range of subjects from early LGBT rights campaigns to emerging Silicon Valley, celebrity parties, sexual revolution, hippie retreats, student protests, disco and so much more. Head to our Youtube Channel to see a selection of clips.
Captain Zip’s films are famed for giving a rare insider’s view of the late 70s London Punk scene from squat parties to run ins with bobbies on the King’s Road and also recording the emerging early 80s New Romantic and Goth subcultures. We have also recently digitised many unseen reels from Zip’s collection of London films which take a journey round the capital from the 60s-90s covering major events such as Charles and Diana’s Royal wedding, the Iran Embassy Siege and the 1979 Dustmen’s Strike.
Dust off your Union Jack jumper and revisit the era of New Labour, Britpop, YBAs and the Spice Girls. This collection includes thousands of hours of rushes from London local news reports which have remained unseen since they were shot in the 1990s.
A wonderfully diverse collection of music and subcultural footage from 60s-90s. The Cultural Fantasists archive takes you from hanging out with groupies in the early 70s to walking the streets of Haight Ashbury in the Summer of Love and browsing the shelves of Vivienne Westwood’s infamous punk shop Seditionaries. Rare music footage includes a 1977 interview with Marc Bolan, performances by punk artists such as the X-Ray Spex and a performance by a very young Take That in a Northern gay club.
A shimmering collection of rare footage of 1950s and 1960s England shot by professional cameraman Gordon Richards. Focusing on Northern towns such as Stockton and Redcar, Richards shot everything from local communities and teen dances to urban regeneration projects and day trips, all in beautiful colour 16mm.
A prolific amateur filmmaker with a passion for music and a desire to see the more gritty and edgy sides of the places he visited around the world, Jack Kiljan’s films are archive with punk spirit. Some of our favourite moments include a trip to sweltering 70s Harlem, wild 60s teenage house parties, exploring London’s seedy Soho at night and home movies shot at gigs by The Clash, Blondie and The Grateful Dead.
Nelson Sullivan captures the glamour and grit of the 80s Downtown New York scene in his collection of films depicting the height of the city’s party era. Hailed as one of the first ever vloggers, Sullivan’s legacy is seen in his fascinating documentation of the city’s colourful subcultures, giving centre stage in particular to New York’s vivacious LGBTQ communities. Sullivan’s revolutionary way of viewing and capturing the city brings to life the frenzy of New York's club culture, including regular appearances from icons such as RuPaul, Andy Warhol, Deee-Lite, the Club Kids and many more. Sullivan’s dedicated chronicling of the Downtown's scene now gives us a rare glimpse into a time that may well be lost but will never be forgotten thanks to his pioneering lens.
Illegal raves of the late 80s and early 90s descended on England's countryside with flashing lasers, wide-eyed revellers and police raids. Our exclusive rave collection offers a unique insider's view of this cultural phenomenon. Follow midnight convoys, see interviews with promoters and look out for the white gloves throwing shapes on the dance floor!
Revisit the hedonism, miniskirts, psychedelia, be-ins, protests and rock n roll of the 1960s with this collection. Featuring rare footage of many stars of the era including Jimi Hendrix, David Hockney, Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull and Julie Christie. Get a glimpse of colour shopping on Carnaby Street, John Lennon at a warehouse party in London, hippies in Haight-Ashbury, the Rolling Stones hanging out by the pool in America, Andy Warhol at work in The Factory and student rallies in the USA and UK.
A wonderfully unique collection from pioneering independent British production company Transatlantic Films. Recently digitised to HD, the collection contains a beautifully shot eclectic selection of lifestyle and culture material from across the globe dating back to the late 60s. It also includes music footage from a diverse range of genres featuring artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Plácido Domingo, The Faces and Marc Bolan.
From glamorous airline promo films to spy planes, the Wright Brothers and Concorde, our excellent aviation footage forms just part of our extensive transport collection. Whether its shiny American cars, production lines, steam trains or ocean liners, these films will take where you need to go.
For such a small island we’ve managed to cultivate a strong identity over the years. Step back in time to see the way we used to live. Aristocratic garden parties, shove ha’penny down the pub, British eccentricity and staycations all form part of this iconic collection covering many regions throughout the country.
Including colour Battle of Britain, propaganda, foreign leaders, weaponry and military vehicles, wartime entertainment and the home front. Kinolibrary have footage related to all major wars and conflicts over the last century.
Kinolibrary is delighted to exclusively represent World Backgrounds’ vast and rare collection of 35mm film rushes spanning the globe from 1960 to 2000. Containing almost 40,000 shots and films, the collection is in the process of being digitised to dazzling 4K quality, available as a rich resource for programme makers. Footage ranges from pre-Revolutionary Iran and 80s Berlin, to glorious travels round Singapore and Saudi Arabia, via a night-time walk through swinging 60s Soho. Films from the USA feature a gritty drive through 70s Brooklyn, a sunny stroll in 60s Greenwich Village, a holiday to Honolulu and a helicopter-ride over Beverly Hills, as well as body builders and breakdancers on Venice Beach and cowboys on a cattle ranch. Other highlights include fabulous compilations of 70s disco, Formula 1, and extensive outtakes from the 1969 film ‘Battle of Britain’, complete with stunning recreations of spitfire dogfights, cockpit views and RAF formations in the sunset. Shot using original WW2 fighter planes, this unique and irreplaceable footage has to be seen.
This collection includes footage from a diverse range of scenes and eras including 80s New York Club Kids, beatniks, King's Road Punks and New Romantics. A particular focus is amateur footage shot by people who belonged to the subcultures giving a rare insider's view from hanging out on the streets to shopping, drugs and parties.
We are proud to have seen Kinolibrary footage included in many acclaimed documentaries, adverts and exhibitions.
Here's a small selection of projects which have used archive from our collections.
Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’s epic Vietnam War series has inspired us to bring you some clips from this incredible colour footage shot by an English Communist filmmaker in 1960s North Vietnam. Departi...
We’re delighted to introduce our new collection that delves into an array of subcultures from 70s and 80s Britain. From the gay scene at The Embassy and the Mod Revival on Carnaby Street, to clubbing ...
6th February 2018 marks 100 years of women gaining the vote following years of campaigning, protests and personal sacrifice. While notable figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst were involved from the lat...
Kinolibrary is excited to introduce our new collection of films depicting soundsystem parties in 1980s South London. Soundsystem culture developed in Kingston ghettos and made its way to Britain in th...
North Korea remains a country shrouded in mystery, whose closed borders and volatile leaders have been the source of global concern and fascination for over half a century. North Korea’s dictatorship ...
2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. To honour this pioneering annual event, here’s a look back at the Fringe’s history along with ...