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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- Association of Moving Image Archivists
AMIA is a professional organization of archivists, historians, and librarians concerned with the preservation of the moving image. This website features basic information about the association and its functions, as well as information on its various publications.
- eScholarship Editions
The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Over 500 of the titles are available to the public. There are 59 books available under the subject “Cinema and Performance Arts.”
- Europa Film Treasures
Europa Film Treasures is an online film catalogue created by a consortium of European film archives. It offers free access, via streaming, to more than 400 films presented with extensive historical notes in five languages, and categorized by time period, country of origin, and genre.
- Film & History
Film & History is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that studies the exchanges between film and history. The journal is affiliated with the American Historical Association and operates under the direction of the Center for the Study of Film and History.
- Film and Sound Online
Film and Sound Online is a set of collections of film, video, and sound material, available for download. Accessible to students and researchers at British universities.
- International Association for Media and History
The International Association for Media and History is an organization of scholars "dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and related media." The website provides information on current publications by members as well as volume information on the association's journal The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
- International Documentary Association
The official website of the International Documentary Association includes a frequently updated calendar section of upcoming festival and retrospective screenings. The website also offers some online content from the association's magazine, Documentary.
- 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.
- Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media
A refereed, peer-reviewed e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media (including animation, film, television, games, and the Internet). The journal is published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Alliance of Women Film Journalists
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc. (AWFJ) is an association of professional female movie critics, reporters, and feature writers working in print, broadcast, and online media. The AWFJ website keeps an active record of fiction feature and documentary films that are by and/or about women or focus on women’s issues. The online magazine features interviews, profiles, reviews, and essays.
- The University Film and Video Association (UFVA)
This official website of the University Film and Video Association, an organization of almost 800 professionals and institutions involved in the production and study of film, video, and other media arts, features news, job listings, and information about its programs and publications.
- UCLA Film & Television Archive Catalog
UCLA Film & Television Archive holds over 250,000 films and television programs produced from the 1890s to the present. The collection includes independent and studio-produced shorts and feature films, local and network TV programming, and 27 million feet of Hearst newsreels.