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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- 3-D Film Archive
Founded in 1990 by Bob Furmanek, the 3-D Film Archive is dedicated to saving and preserving the heritage of stereoscopic film. The organization has located and restored original dual-strip 35mm Polaroid prints of more than thirty features and two dozen shorts from 1922-1955.
- Aaron Copland Collection, Library of Congress
The Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress offers users electronic access to hundreds of photographs, correspondences, music, and writing.
- American Widescreen Museum
The American Widescreen Museum is a collection of online exhibitions on a variety of film exhibition and technology topics, including wide screen systems, color history, sound development, aspect ratios, preservation, and restoration. The websites feature a variety of resources such as technical publications, filmographies, poster galleries, journal publications, and other reference tools.
- And the Oscar Went To ...
View photos of Oscar winners from 1928 to 1952.
- Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film
Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film covers the world of creative independent filmmaking—avant-garde, experimental, underground and cult film—and features reviews, trailers, film festival lineups, filmmaker interviews, image galleries, short films, and news.
- BFI Features: Audrey Hepburn Gallery
The British Film Institute's site on the career of Audrey Hepburn has information about the actress, including quotes from actors and directors she worked with, as well as dozens of high-quality photos.
- BFI Features: Boulting Brothers Gallery
The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of directors John and Roy Boulting. The site features still images, including some conceptual drawings for the production design, as well as quotes from cast and crew members who worked with the Boultings.
- BFI Features: Cinema Italia Gallery
A broad overview of Italian cinema from its inception to the present. Using short descriptions and still images from the British Film Institute's still collection, the site covers early Italian film, fascist propaganda and the "white telephone" pictures of the 1930s and 1940s, Neorealism, Spaghetti Westerns, the work of Fellini and Visconti, and contemporary filmmaking.
- BFI Features: Ken Loach Gallery
Information about the work of director Ken Loach from the British Film Institute. Each of his major films is represented by a brief description (including quotes from Loach's collaborators) and several film stills.
- BFI Features: Luchino Visconti Gallery
The British Film Institute's gallery on Luchino Visconti. For each of his major films, the BFI provides a brief synopsis and several beautiful film stills.
- BFI Features: Olga Lehman Gallery
Information about production designer Olga Lehman from the British Film Institute, with photos of her work and conceptual sketches for costumes and sets.
- BFI Features: Richard Attenborough Gallery
The British Film Institute's exhibit on the work of director Richard Attenborough. Features still images and historical information for each of his major films, including quotes from the director.
- BFI Features: Roman Polanski Gallery
Information and short synopses of the major works of Roman Polanski. Includes images from the British Film Institute's still collection, including some posters.
- BFI Features: Top of the Pops Gallery
British Film Institute site devoted to the long-running television music program.
- BFI Features: Westerns Gallery
The British Film Institute's gallery on the western genre.
- BFI Screenonline
Screenonline, run by the British Film Institute, "is an online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities". Although films may only be viewed by users at British universities, the rest of the website provides vast amounts of information pertaining to everything from comprehensive actors' filmographies to UK box-office statistics.
- Bill Douglas Center for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture: EVE (Everyone's Virtual Exhibit)
An interactive, digitized collection catalog that allows users to curate their own exhibits. The collection is one of England's largest, strong in the material culture (books, prints, artifacts) that surrounds motion picture history. Based at the University of Exeter, the center also contains a public museum.
- 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.
- Bulgarian National Film Archive
The official site of the Bulgarian National Film Archive, which features information on the archive's collection and a vast gallery of stills from notable Bulgarian films. In English and Bulgarian.
- 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.