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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
Still from 'Dancer'.
Still from 'Letters'.
Still from 'Montague Jack'.
Montague Jack

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. Most movie collections cost 7.50 a hire plus 3 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
Still from 'Here Kitty Kitty'.
Here Kitty Kitty
Still from 'Overtime'.
Still from 'Rentamate'.

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 to the librarian.
John Bartlett
62 Hillrise Avenue
Isle of Wight
PO33 3UJ

tel: 01983 566262   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.

  • The usual hire fee for compilations is 7.50 (7.50 GBP).
  • Some library programmes are free of hire charge.
  • Some early collections have a lower hire fee, indicated in their description.
  • In every case there is an additional charge for post and packing.
    For UK bookings this is 3.00 per tape / disc. (Programmes on two Mini-DVs are charged at 3.00) Overseas bookings are  accepted at the sole discretion of the librarian and the cost will reflect the actual postal charges.
  • 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.

John Bartlett
62 Hillrise Avenue
Isle of Wight
PO33 3UJ

tel: 01983 566262   email: videolibrary@theiac.org.uk

Click here to see the Conditions of Hire