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Still from 'Vanishing Wilderness'.
Vanishing Wilderness
Still from 'Mary and the Miners'.
Mary and the MinersStill from 'Dropping Off'.
Dropping Off

Still from 'Aus der Seele'.
Aus der Seele
Still from 'Brandon Lewis - Exterminator'.
Brandon Lewis - Exterminator

The Video Library

IAC's collection of the best amateur film: conditions of hire.

Hundreds of the best amateur movies are available to show at home or in your movie-making club.

Be inspired. Learn. Analyse. Discuss. Enjoy.

Library items are free to hire. The only charge is for post and packing. This is material you cannot get from high street stores.

Still from 'Simon'.
Still from 'Chocolate Moon'.
Chocolate Moon
Still from 'Hounds and the Huntsman'.
Hounds and the Huntsman
still from 'U482'.
Still from 'Days Away'.
Days Away
Still from 'The Drill'.
The Drill

Our older cine film collection is safely stored in the East Anglian Film Archive. Many have been transferred to video and can be found in their online collection.

From the video era we have collections generally running around 80 minutes. These are mainly on DVD, some on mini-dv. Older collections on video tape are being transferred to DVD and will then become available for hire. We have the pick of competitions and selected material created for the love of making movies rather than for profit.

To look for a compilation to hire:

use the DVD/Tape titles list.

Booking films - read the conditions of hire and apply

by email: videolibrary@theiac.org.uk

This service is run by volunteers so please book well ahead and be patient if there is a short delay in responding.

  • There is no hire charge.
  • In every case there is a charge for post and packing.
  • All films, tapes and discs in the IAC Library are covered by the law of copyright.
    No film, tape, disc or soundtrack may be copied in any circumstances.