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  • 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   Paid Subscription Required
    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.
  • 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.
  • Northeast Historic Film Archive  
    A searchable list of what's available at the physical archive in Bucksport, Maine.
  • 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 There are two sections here that feature previously unpublished work: Lars Olof-Lothwall's photographs, and an original translation of selections from Tarkovsky's diary.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.
  • Offscreen  
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ozu Yasujiro  
    This website features an extensive filmography with detailed synopses, as well as scanned primary-source material in English and Japanese. Edited by Nick Wrigley from Masters of Cinema.
  • P.O.V.   Peer Reviewed
    P.O.V. is a peer-reviewed online journal published biannually. The articles in each issue reflect a common theme, and recent issues have covered Danish television, the western, and short fiction films.
  • Paik Studios   Paid Subscription Required
    The official site of the late artist. Features articles and images.
  • Paley Center for Media  
    The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) collects radio and TV programs and advertisements. The museum has about 120,000 pieces of programming. The museum has two locations: one in New York City and one in Los Angeles.
  • Particip@tions: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies   Peer Reviewed
    Participations is an online, peer-reviewed journal of audience research and reception studies. It is published twice yearly and back issues are archived within the website.