The British Film Institute (BFI) has a large collection of films for hire from its own catalogue and also distributes world cinema films from Artificial Eye. BFI specialises in classic films and modern independent material. A list of films available can be found on the BFI web site.
To get an account complete the application form (downloadable from this site's document library) and return to the BFI.
Unlike Filmbank, for DVD screenings the BFI do not normally distinguish between 'theatrical screenings' (where tickets are sold on the door to the general public) and 'non-theatrical screenings' (such as those by film societies, where an annual fee is paid but tickets are not sold on the door). This means that normally you will not have to send details of attendance and ticket income to the BFI after your screening. The majority of films from the BFI cost £80 + VAT and postage. BFI Website