The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.
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- Directory of Corporate Archives in the U.S.
An index of corporate archives that lists each archive's location, archivist, and contact information. A good source for business information in areas ranging from technology to industry history.
- Documentary Box
Documentary Box was a journal devoted to covering recent trends in making and thinking about documentaries. Twenty-eight issues were published from September 1992 to October 2007. Most articles are available online.
- Documentary is never neutral
This online resource for political documentary makers features essays, interviews, articles, a list of organizations and people involved in community and grassroots media, and lists of online and "real world" resources.
- European Film Academy
The website for the European Film Academy, which unites more than 2,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture, features updates on its activities (including conferences and master classes) and on the annual European Film Awards.
- Eyes of a Generation
This "virtual museum" created by Bobby Ellerbee and J.R. Smith includes photographs of TV cameras and broadcast equipment from private collections, technical information, historical background, and discussion forums.
- Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
This online exhibit features a 50-year retrospective of Coca-Cola television advertising. Users can view the advertisements and read about the history of television advertising in general and the marketing of Coca-Cola in particular. The site also offers a bibliography and a guide to the collection at the Library of Congress.
- Film Festival World
The website allows you to browse festivals by date (calls for entries and festival openings), location, genre, and offers resources such as short films online, a list of academies and awards, The Essential Film Blog Reader, a list of ezines and journals, and selected profiles of film distributors.
- Fleischer Popeye Tribute
This website is dedicated to the history of Popeye animated shorts produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. Here users can find an overview of Popeye's history, as well as information on Fleischer's stereoptical animation, stills from the cartoons, and a collection of Fleischer-era posters.
- Gallery of Graphic Design
An online archive of advertising in American periodicals from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Users can search for advertisements by periodical, advertiser, product, keyword, or year. The gallery features many advertisements for television sets and other broadcast-related items.
- Grace Street Theater: Seventy Years of Film and Dance
A richly documented history of one theater in Richmond, Virginia.
- Hollywood Reporter
Website of the daily Hollywood trade paper, with searchable archives dating back to 1950.
- Independent Television Programme Information
Database of UK television listings from 1955 through 1985. Available only to British students.
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
IATSE represents craftspeople in the theatrical, motion picture, and television industries. The website provides basic information about the union and its history.
- International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
The website includes articles from Undercurrent (the Federation's film magazine) and Cinemas of the South (texts on world cinema), as well as festival reports and transcriptions of conferences, readings, and discussions.
- International Motion Picture Almanac
Search WorldCat for local library holdings of this periodical almanac of industry information.
- Internet Archive: Movie Trailers
A collection of 103 movie trailers.
- Irish Film and Television Network
This website covers all aspects of the film industry in Ireland. Contains data on the economics of film production in Ireland, the global distribution of Irish cinema, and the trends of the Irish box office.
- Irish Film Censor's Office
The Irish Film Censor's Office, first established in 1923, is "responsible for examining and certifying all cinema films and videos/DVDs distributed in Ireland." Users can learn more about the different film classifications, as well as the classifications of current and upcoming features. The website also features useful information on the history of the Censor's Office and the legislation regulating censorship in Ireland, as well as a short overview by historian Kevin Rockett.
- Irish Film Productions Archive
Information about Irish film productions from the Irish Film Archive.
- Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center
Searchable archive of multimedia materials related to the Holocaust, including Nazi propaganda materials. Soon to include a full, digitized collection, but for now users can only search the holdings of the physical collection. In English and Hebrew.