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- National Film and Sound Archive Collection
Search the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's catalog, which contains items that are in the physical archive in Canberra.
- National Film and Sound Archive Collection Spotlights
These themed online exhibitions help users explore the collection of the Australian Film and Sound Archive. There are many moving image-focused materials, including stills of famous Australian movie theaters, information about notable film and TV personalities, and information about the archive's own restoration of two Australian films, Jedda and The Story of the Kelly Gang.
- National Film Archive of Malaysia
Search for what's available in the physical archive. In Malay.
- National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada’s website has streaming video of more than 700 films, trailers, and clips for free viewing. The collection is easy to browse and includes animation, documentaries, narrative films, and experimental films, in French and English. The Playlists section consists of annotated viewing lists from invited film experts.
- National Film Preservation Foundation
Since created by Congress in 1996, the National Film Preservation Foundation has given preservation grants to 176 institutions across 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and has helped save more than 1,322 films and footage collections. The foundation also publish DVDs and guides and support other national preservation and access projects.
- National Public Broadcasting Libraries at the University of Maryland
Browse through finding aids for the many specialized collections in the physical archive.
- NBC News Archives
View thousands of video clips from NBC's archives. Registration is necessary.
- Neorealisme (BiFi)
BiFi's online exhibition on Italian Neorealism, by Pierre Sorlin. Features images, film clips, bibliographies, and a wealth of information. In French.
- New Media Encyclopedia
A large database of new-media art and videotaped performance art, taken from the collections of various European institutions. In English, French, and German.
- New York Times: Movies
A complete, searchable archive of New York Times film reviews. The search function links to an extensive database of profiles on individual films, filmmakers, and actors.
- Newsfilm Library (University of South Carolina)
A complete, searchable index of everything in the Fox Movietone News and Local Television News collections, as well as selected film clips (Quicktime format) available online.
- Nielsen Media Ratings
The latest TV ratings.
- Northeast Historic Film Archive
A searchable list of what's available at the physical archive in Bucksport, Maine.
- Nostalghia.com: An Andrei Tarkovsky Information Site
Run by two cinephile scientists with significant input from film scholars, this site includes still images, quotations from articles and interviews, and a bibliography. There are two sections here that feature previously unpublished work: Lars Olof-Lothwall's photographs, and an original translation of selections from Tarkovsky's diary.
- Off-Screen: The Michael Snow Dossier
A collection of articles from Off Screen magazine about experimental filmmaker Michael Snow written by scholars of experimental film.
This Canadian journal features interviews, festival coverage, and essays on directors, Asian cinema, European cinema, documentaries and other topics. Offscreen and its French language sister journal Hors Champ have been online since 1997.
- Old Corral: B Westerns
An extensive fan-created database of B westerns made during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, between 1930 and 1960. Users can find information and photos on individual productions and on the stars of B westerns. Also included is historical information on the rise and fall of B picture/western production during this period.
- One in Ten: Adrian Scott and the Hollywood Ten
An online exhibit examining the blacklisting of screenwriter and producer Adrian Scott under McCarthyism during the 1950s.
- Origins of American Animation (Library of Congress)
This website, maintained by the Library of Congress, offers 21 animated films and two fragments from the early days of American animation. Included are examples of clay, puppet, and cutout animation, as well as pen drawings, in a variety of formats for both streaming and download.
- Oz Film: Australian Film
Features a comprehensive bibliography of Australian cinema, as well as numerous articles.