contemporary films

Contemporary Films, 8 Dickenson Road, London, N8 9EN
Tel: + 44 (0)208 341 5311 / +44 (0)7980 881745

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Welcome to Contemporary Films. We are a film distribution company and documentary archive based in London, supplying films to cinemas and VOD and archive footage to programme makers.

KITTY COOPER 1932 - 2023
It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kitty, who worked for decades with her husband Charles as the owners/directors of Contemporary. Kitty maintained the company after Charles left us in 2001, finally retiring in 2008. Her legacy is considerable both to film distribution in this country and in the form of a large and loving family who only last year gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday. On behalf of Eric (who also left us in June), myself and Contemporary: thank you Kitty - Pete x

Commemorative page (including charity donation details for The Wiener Holocaust Library, where Kitty volunteered)


20th Century Icons
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Les Blank
Documentarian of music, food and a hidden America

Peter Whitehead
Documentaries of the

Libertines Footage

Live and in the studio.
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New Releases
Memories of 1960s Paris by the inimitable Ulrike Ottinger in her wonderful documentary PARIS CALLIGRAMMES.

Paris Calligrammes

Click here to see a list of what is available in our extensive archive.

World cinema classic films such as Battleship Potemkin and Pather Panchali are available to cinemas and television from the Contemporary Films Feature Film Library.

Contemporary Films has titles available from The Other Cinema, the radical film distribution company that began life in London during the 1970s.

Contemporary Films regularly mounts seasons and tributes to key directors. Please click here to see our current offerings.

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