Children's Film Foundation
The Children's Film Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit-making organisation which makes films for children in the United Kingdom, typically running for about 55 minutes.
It was founded in 1951. For 30 years it was subsidised by the Eady Levy - a tax on box office receipts, but this was abolished in 1985. It made a few further films in the mid-1980s, by which time it had been renamed the Children's Film and Television Foundation. Many of its films, dating back to the 1960s, were shown on the BBC in the 1980s, in the Friday Film Special strand. It made no films of its own since the mid-1980s, but it survived under its revised name, and in recent years has provided funding for other projects.
Frank Richard Wells (1903–82), second son of H. G. Wells and Amy Catherine Robbins, was a main executive at the CFF.
Its archive is now curated by the British Film Institute.
- Bush Christmas (1947)
- The Stolen Plans (1953)
- The Dog and the Diamonds (1953)
- Soapbox Derby (1958)
- The Adventures of Hal 5 (1958)
- Hunted in Holland (1960)
- The Last Rhino (1961)
- Go Kart Go (1963)
- Runaway Railway (1965)
- Cup Fever (1965)
- Calamity the Cow (1967)
- Cry Wolf (1968)
- Mr. Horatio Knibbles (1971)
- The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)
- Mauro the Gypsy (1972)
- Hide and Seek (1972)
- Paganini Strikes Again (1973)
- Professor Popper's Problem (1974)
- Robin Hood Junior (1975)
- The Firefighters (1975)
- One Hour to Zero (1976)
- Fern the Red Deer (1976)
- The Battle of Billy's Pond (1976)
- The Glitterball (1977)
- A Hitch in Time (1978)
- Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978)
- 4-D Special Agent (1981)
- Tightrope to Terror (1982)
- Friend or Foe (1982)
- Gabrielle and the Doodleman (1984)
- Haunters of The Deep (1984)
- Terry on the Fence (1985)
- Rank Film Library 16 mm Catalogue, 1978, (pp183–193)
- "CFF/CFTF". The Children's Media Foundation. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Shail, Robert (March 21, 2016). "The Children's Film Foundation: History and Legacy". Bloomsbury Publishing – via Google Books.
- "The Children's Media Foundation Ltd". Companies in the UK. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- "The Children's Media Foundation (CMF) | Campaigning for better media experiences for UK kids". www.thechildrensmediafoundation.org.
- The Children's Media Foundation website
- ScreenOnline entry for the CFF
- ScreenOnline entry looking at some of the CFF's work
- TV Cream's nearly complete listing of every CFF film
- The Children's Film Foundation at the BFI