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- Scottish Screen Archives
While its primary purpose is to provide an online catalog of films in the Scottish Screen Archives collection, this website also offers over a thousand clips extracted from its holdings. In addition to these clips, each listing includes a detailed description. Users may browse the films and television programs in the archives' holdings by place, subject, biography, or decade.
Screen is an international journal of academic film and television studies, covering both contemporary and historical issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each quarterly issue combines scholarly essays with reports and debates on conferences and current research, along with book reviews.
- Screen Actors Guild
Non-members can access current issues of the SAG publication Screen Actor Magazine. There is also an extensive SAG history section, which includes an interactive timeline and access to historical artifacts in the online museum.
- Screen Site
The website accompanying Screen-L, a listserv for teachers and students of film and media studies. Includes job listings, conferences, college programs, and syllabi.
- Screening the Past
Screening the Past is a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Latrobe University in Australia. Its primary subjects are the study of film history, the relationship between media and social history, and the history of critical thought on cinema.
A regularly updated compendium on the intersection of art and gaming, with an extensive bibliography and links section, archives, and downloads.
- Senses of Cinema
Senses of Cinema is an online journal "devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema." The website features book reviews and articles on the aesthetics of cinema, film genres, and great directors.
- Senses of Cinema Great Directors Index
The online journal's permanent collection of articles, each introducing and describing one famous filmmaker and his or her work. A wide range of directors are represented.
- Shakespeare in Film and Television Database
This site, run by the British Universities Film and Video Council, is a database of all film and video adaptations of Shakespeare's work. Each entry features a very short synopsis and production information. Includes a "references and reviews" section, which features bibliographic references to the film listed.
- Sight & Sound
The BFI's monthly journal of contemporary film criticism archives past issues with brief descriptions of features and reviews. Selected features are available from all issues since 1999.
- Silent Film Bookshelf
Curated by David Piece, this site reprints original documents from the silent film era. Includes reprints of historical reviews and magazine articles about the industry, as well as information about musical accompaniment of silent films, articles on famous theaters (such as the Roxy Theater in New York), and much more. Active through 1999.
- Silents Are Golden
This website contains a huge collection of vintage reviews of silent films. The site also includes photos of hundreds of silent-film actors, a calendar of theatrical and TV screenings of silent films, and an exhaustive list of available DVDs and videos. The articles and essays on the site are mostly written by fans.
- Siunattu Teknologia: The Kaurismaki Web Site
An independently run English-language website about the film directors Aki and Mika Kaurismaki. The detailed filmography, which is organized by date, includes complete cast and crew lists, soundtrack information, and lengthy synopses. The "Books" section is a great bibliography mostly Finnish books on the filmmakers.
- Sloan Science and Film
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Film website hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image "supports the creation of realistic and entertaining stories about science and technology, many of which challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers". The website features full-length digital films, dialogues between scholars and filmmakers, and a selection of articles written by film critics.
- Slow Motion Angel: Derek Jarman
A fan's site dedicated to the films of Derek Jarman. The links section gives access to many external reviews and critical articles about Jarman's work. The site's filmography provides short summaries of the films, with a few still images for each.
- Small Screen: Vintage Broadcasting
This website features a wealth of vintage television clips, along with explanatory articles.
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading academic organization of film scholars. The SCMS website provides information on the organization, its members, and its quarterly publication, Cinema Journal.
- Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SMPTE is a professional organization "founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field." The website includes information on the history of SMPTE as well as current information about the society's ongoing projects.
- South Asian Film Archives (Canada)
Browse a list of films in the collection by director, film title, or keyword. This list indicates what is available at the physical archive.
- Soviet Estonia: Film Clips
Clips from the 1950s Soviet newsreel archive. The main website gives more information about Estonian film and information on their national archive.