Sight & Sound subscriptions FAQ

Find out more about our print, digital and archive subscriptions, and contact our Subscriptions Bureau.

Sight & Sound is the international film magazine that offers a unique insight into the very best of film culture.

Want to subscribe? We offer three packages: print + digitaldigital only, and supplementary access to our complete digital archive.


The offers:

1. 12-month print subscription + free Digital Edition

£45 (UK) / £68 (rest of the world)

    • Get the latest issue delivered to your door before it’s available in the shops.
    • Includes FREE access to the Digital Edition for desktop/tablet reading and a digital archive of the past two years’ back issues*.
    • UK readers save £9 on the cover price – that’s two issues free!

    • PLUS: UK subscribers who pay by Direct Debit can choose one of these BFI dual-format DVD/Blu-rays as a FREE gift: L’Age d’Or or Medea.




    2. The Digital Edition

      £30 (global price for 12 months)

        • Available on desktop, iPad and selected Android devices.
        • Includes access to the past two years’ back issues.
        • For full FAQs click here.
        • To view a demo or begin a subscription click here.



        3. The complete Digital Archive

        £20 (global price for 12 months; only available to subscribers*)

        • The complete history of Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin, digitised and available via your desktop!
        • An unrivalled 80-year archive of film commentary and criticism.
        • For full FAQs click here.
        • To view a demo or begin a subscription click here.

        * Please note: access to the digital edition and archive is limited to individual paid subscribers. Institutional/library subscription access is unavailable.


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        BFI members

        BFI Members save £10 on all print subscription offers. Log in to the BFI Members’ pages for information.


        Contact our Subscription Bureau

        Order your subscription or enquire about buying back issues (priced at £5.50 in the UK or £6.50 if overseas) or for any other subscription enquiry:

        • Call +44 (0)20 8955 7070
        • Fax +44 (0) 20 8955 8244
        • Write to:
          Sight & Sound Subscriptions
          Abacus e-Media
          3rd Floor Chancery Exchange 
          10 Furnival Street 
          London EC4A 1AB

        Please make cheques payable to ‘British Film Institute’.

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