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  • International Federation of Film Archives   Peer Reviewed
    FIAF is an international association of film archives dedicated to the preservation of the moving image. Although the actual catalog of associated-archival holdings is only available to paying users, the website also hosts a variety of free information pertaining to film preservation, most notably fully downloadable back issues of the Journal of Film Preservation.
  • Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center  
    Searchable archive of multimedia materials related to the Holocaust, including Nazi propaganda materials. Soon to include a full, digitized collection, but for now users can only search the holdings of the physical collection. In English and Hebrew.
  • 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.
  • Masters of Cinema  
    Masters of Cinema is an organic, international initiative founded in 2001 by four friends with a mutual interest in a particular type of filmmaker. The aim is to bring pertinent information together in one place for aficionados of World Cinema.
  • Matsuda Film Productions: The Japanese Silent Films Site  
    Matsuda Film Productions is an archival rental house for silent Japanese cinema. Provides information on Matsuda's rental services and includes information on the historical context and development of early cinema in Japan.
  • Motion Picture Reprint Series (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan)  
    The Motion Picture Reprint Series run by the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan reprints now out-of-print books on the history of Japanese cinema. These are available for download, and feature new introductions either by the author or another academic. This site also features reproductions of archival documents concerning the Japanese Pure Film Movement, and the film documentation produced by the United States government on the effects of the atomic bomb.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tativille  
    This Jacques Tati site contains photos, film clips, and music. In French and English.
  • The Académie of the Forum des images  
    The Académie was conceived as an open University for the public. It hosts masterclasses, cinema lessons, and conferences on films and filmmaking conducted by film professionals and theorists. Videos of these programs are archived on the website.
  • The New Carl Theodor Dreyer Website  
    This website devoted to the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer features a biography, a filmography, a selection of short films and clips, scripts in Danish, and a database for the collection held by the Danish Film Institute (DFI).
  • Theo Angelopoulos Internet Library  
    Links to articles about the filmmaker, divided by topic or film. Features a short bibliography.