New UK search engine looks for films only

Thu 29 January 2009 10:14, Bas van den Beld

The UK Film Council has launched a unique search engine which contains records of over 30.000 films available in the UK: findanyfilm.

The council is aiming high,m it wants to be  ‘the Google for films’. It states: "Like a Google for films, it is the first time anything like this has been delivered on the Internet that indexes all available films in the UK and is totally free to use."

New UK search engine looks for films only

On the website you can search on title, actor, genre or even cinema name. The results show a lot of different results on the film you want. You can find out where you can see the film, buy it on DVD or Blue Ray or even download it, at a legal site.


The site has got a lot of nice features. Next to the ‘regular search’ you can refine your search within related subjects handed to you by the website itself, but you can also look for films with a ‘mood stamp’. For example you can search on “happy ending” and films with a happy ending will be returned.

If a film you want is not available you can also set an ‘alert’ which will tell you by e-mail when the film is available on any of the different platforms.

The UK Film Council hopes it will push back the amount of films being downloaded illegally. Peter Buckingham, head of distribution and exhibition at the UK Film Council is convinced it will be a success: "This new site is going to transform how consumers find the films they want to watch. We will soon wonder how we ever coped without it!"

The site definitely has potential. Too bad it’s only UK.

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  • Thanks for the heads up on this one, folks. Surprised the UK Film Council hasn't made more of a splash about this, though. I'm a subscriber to a number of UK film related sites and yet not seen a mention anywhere else.

    Do 29 jan 2009, 20:39


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