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- Academy of TV Arts and Sciences
The official site for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- Administration Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics (Japan)
The Administrative Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics is a nongovernmental body responsible for the regulation of film and video in Japan. This website provides information on the commission.
- American Society of Cinematographers
The website for the American Society of Cinematographers features news updates, limited access to the Society's publication American Cinematographer, and tutorials for amateur and novice filmmakers.
- BECTU Oral History Project
The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) represents personnel working within the British film industry and related fields. Since 1986, the BECTU History Project has compiled over 500 recorded interviews with veterans of the industry discussing their careers. Subjects range from well-known directors and producers to less famous crew and personnel.
Britfilms.com is the official page of the Film Department of the British Council, which aims to promote British films and filmmaking both at home and abroad. On this website, users can find information on England's national film output since 1998, general information on the British Council, and links to other British film organizations.
- 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.
- Directors Guild of America
Although most of the information here can only be accessed by DGA members, non-registered visitors can access current and back issues of the DGA Weekly and the DGA Monthly. The multimedia section also features accessible streaming video from the members-only DGA Visual History Program.
- European Film Academy
The website for the European Film Academy, which unites more than 2,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture, features updates on its activities (including conferences and master classes) and on the annual European Film Awards.
- 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.
- German Film Service
The German Film Service is the "national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide." Its website features coverage of German cinema on the world market, particularly in international film festivals. The GFS also provides statistics on German production and distribution, as well as analyses of other national markets.
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
IATSE represents craftspeople in the theatrical, motion picture, and television industries. The website provides basic information about the union and its history.
- International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
The website includes articles from Undercurrent (the Federation's film magazine) and Cinemas of the South (texts on world cinema), as well as festival reports and transcriptions of conferences, readings, and discussions.
- Irish Film and Television Network
This website covers all aspects of the film industry in Ireland. Contains data on the economics of film production in Ireland, the global distribution of Irish cinema, and the trends of the Irish box office.
- Irish Film Board
The Irish Film Board finances and encourages the production of films in Ireland. The website provides information on the financing and locations of films shot in Ireland; it also features a directory of recently produced feature films, television series, documentary films, and short films produced in Ireland.
- Irish Film Censor's Office
The Irish Film Censor's Office, first established in 1923, is "responsible for examining and certifying all cinema films and videos/DVDs distributed in Ireland." Users can learn more about the different film classifications, as well as the classifications of current and upcoming features. The website also features useful information on the history of the Censor's Office and the legislation regulating censorship in Ireland, as well as a short overview by historian Kevin Rockett.
- Korean Film Council
The Korean Film Council is a "government-supported, self-administered body with its primary goal in stimulating the growth and development of Korean films through funding, research, policy development, education and professional training." Users can find information on Korean production and box office statistics, download publications on the history of Korean cinema, and search the Korean Film Database.
- Moon and Stars Project
The Moon and Stars Project is a New York-based cultural organization aiming at promoting the "changing face of Turkish arts and culture and establishing a two-way cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey." The organization frequently schedules retrospectives of current Turkish cinema in New York City.
- 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.
- Scottish Screen
Scottish Screen is the official website of Scotland's national screen agency, designed to develop "all aspects of screen culture and industry across the country."
- 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.