Latest news

5th December 2018

IWM Short Film Festival 2018: Best Use of IWM Archive Winner

Congratulations to Peter Roch and Jason Davidson for their documentary of how a teenager became the first London sailor to receive the Victoria Cross
4th December 2018

A Day in the Life

Emily Dean, our Senior Media Sales and Licensing Executive, talks us through some of the unique challenges of licensing IWM collection material
8th October 2018

In Conversation with Helen Upcraft, IWM Short Film Festival Director

5 days, 10 programmes, 28 films. The IWM Short Film Festival returns to London on 25-29 October
1st August 2018

Archive in the Movies

Footage and images from the IWM archive has been licensed for several 2017-18 major films including The Darkest Hour and Spitfire.
29th July 2018

New in the Archive: Rare First World War Film of Munitions Workers

Originally filmed by the War Office in 1917 to show the daily lives of munitions workers, the Kodak film was in a terrible state when it was found in a shed four years ago.
28th May 2018

The Dambusters with Dan Snow

A gala screening on the 75th anniversary included bouncing bomb test footage from IWM
7th May 2018

November 1918: War is Over!

Commemorate the end of the First World War with unique footage from IWM's collection
26th April 2018

Curator's choice: Britain at War

IWM's Senior Curator – Film reveals her archive highlight
13th February 2018

Introducing the new IWM Film website

Registered users can save selections, create clips and download time-coded screeners