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Introduction to Film and Media Studies

  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)  
    BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing, and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK, from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media. The website offers articles, photos, videos, podcasts, a guide to directing, a calendar of events, as well as a searchable database of BAFTA award winners.
  • British Film Institute Bibliographies  
    The British Film Institute library's series of topical bibliographies and reading lists (some of which are annotated). These bibliographies provide an introduction to the key critical texts for each topic. There is also a general "books about film" list and a list of directories for UK film, television, video, and media.
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia  
    An online reference project from the Film Reference Library, a leading educator and research and information resource for Canadian film. Currently, the Canadian Film Encyclopedia includes over 750 film title, biographical, and subject entries, covering some of Canada's foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The CFE also includes original writing from Canadian film critics, professionals, academics, and theorists as well as a bibliography section featuring key print and electronic resources on Canadian film.
  • Canadian Journal of Film Studies   Peer Reviewed
    The Canadian Journal of Film Studies / Revue Canadienne d’études cinématographiques is an academic peer-reviewed film journal that is published bi-annually. It launched in 1990, and the complete archive is available online for PDF download.
  • Cinemetrics  
    Cinemetrics is a collaborative tool for recording statistical data on average shot lengths to analyze movies, and for publishing the gathered data on the website. Also featured are articles about movie measurement and studies using cinemetrics data.
  • Critical Commons  
    Critical Commons is a non-profit advocacy coalition that supports the use of media for teaching, learning, and creativity by providing resources, information, and tools for scholars, students, educators and creators. The website offers film, television, and video clips, accompanied by commentary.
  • Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities  
    This website, the result of a collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum in the UK, aims to provide a definitive research resource on photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The website features information about all known physical collections of Muybridge's work housed in cultural organizations around the world; selected collections of rare books published by Muybridge during his lifetime; a portfolio; and a comparative timelines page.
  • Film Studies For Free  
    A free web-archive of annotated links to film and moving image studies articles, journals, and resources of note.
    A website with analysis, feature stories, interviews, and historical articles about sound design, with a bibliography, FAQ, a glossary, sound effect libraries, and sections on animation sound, film music, foley artistry, home theater sound, sound clichés, sci-fi films and Star Wars.
  • Media Theory and Digital Cultures Bibliography  
    From UC Santa Barbara's Digital Cultures project.
  • Media Theory Keywords Glossary  
    Entries track the use of each word in the fields of art history, film studies, and media theory.
  • Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies Book Review List  
    Updated monthly, this list of recent reviews of publications on digital culture keeps up with current research in the field.
  • Screen Site   Peer Reviewed
    The website accompanying Screen-L, a listserv for teachers and students of film and media studies. Includes job listings, conferences, college programs, and syllabi.
  • Synoptique: The Journal of Film and Film Studies  
    This website created by Concordia University includes a searchable archive of past issues.
  • Terms Used in Narratology and Film Studies  
    Basic definitions of narratology and film studies terms.
  • The Académie of the Forum des images  
    The Académie was conceived as an open University for the public. It hosts masterclasses, cinema lessons, and conferences on films and filmmaking conducted by film professionals and theorists. Videos of these programs are archived on the website.
  • The Cine-Files   Peer Reviewed
    The Cine-Files is the online journal of the Department of Cinema Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Produced biannually, it is edited by faculty and graduate students.