In 1975, the idea of video recording at home was unheard of. But a major development in TV’s history was just around the corner with the advent of Betamax.
In 1826, Niépce used his heliography process to capture the first photograph, but his pioneering work was soon to be overshadowed by the invention of the daguerreotype.
Here’s the full list of our BAF 2013 award winners and jury special mentions. Congratulations to everyone – see you next year.
Believe it or not, this grotesque and surreal lantern slide was a favourite at Victorian magic lantern shows – the forerunner to cinema whose popularity lasted for 300 years.
Iain Logie Baird investigates the history of the most modern and largest TV factory in all of Europe – just down the road from the Museum here in Bradford.
The use of photography to keep a record of criminals began in the 1840s when police forces commissioned portraits of offenders for so-called Rogues’ Galleries.
Welcome to BAF 2013. Throughout the festival we’ll be updating this rolling blog post with news and updates from the festival team.
Filmed in 1915, Charles Urban’s ‘Britain Prepared’ used military footage to promote British strength and determination in the war effort during World War I.
If the latest influx of reality TV isn’t your bag, come in from the cold and work your way through 2,500 TV and film titles from the BFI National Archive. Kieron reviews.
A witty, intriguing and intimate story about a boy’s relationship with his dad, his dad’s relationship with a machine, and everyday heroes.
In the final post in our series showing you how to dating your old family photographs using physical clues, Colin Harding offers some tips on how to identify postcards.
Curator Iain Logie Baird looks back at this forgotten gem of a short story and considers the Bradford-born author’s many contributions to television.