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  • Film & History   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    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 Festival World  
    The website allows you to browse festivals by date (calls for entries and festival openings), location, genre, and offers resources such as short films online, a list of academies and awards, The Essential Film Blog Reader, a list of ezines and journals, and selected profiles of film distributors.
  • Film Indexes Online   Paid Subscription Required
    Find cast and crew information, synopses, and bibliographies about film.
  • Film Studies For Free  
    A free web-archive of annotated links to film and moving image studies articles, journals, and resources of note.
  • FilmSound.org  
    A website with analysis, feature stories, interviews, and historical articles about sound design, with a bibliography, FAQ, a glossary, sound effect libraries, and sections on animation sound, film music, foley artistry, home theater sound, sound clich├ęs, sci-fi films and Star Wars.
  • Fleischer Popeye Tribute  
    This website is dedicated to the history of Popeye animated shorts produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. Here users can find an overview of Popeye's history, as well as information on Fleischer's stereoptical animation, stills from the cartoons, and a collection of Fleischer-era posters.
  • Fondazione Fellini  
    This site devoted to the Italian director features a filmography and bibliography. Each entry in the filmography includes a summary, still image, cast and crew list, and a list of selected quotations from critics. In Italian.
  • Footage.NET   Paid Subscription Required
    Footage.net is a network of stock and archival footage distributors. While most of its services are provided for members, users can still look to its frequently updated news section relating to all aspects of motion picture preservation and archiving. A lengthy article by Rich Prelinger on the fundamentals of stock footage libraries can be found on the site's 'About Us' page.
  • Franz Waxman - Official Site  
    The official website of composer Franz Waxman features a biography, audio clips, a filmography and discography, and a finding aid to the Franz Waxman Papers at Syracuse University.
  • Fred Astaire  
    A fan site about the life and work of Fred Astaire, featuring a filmography, a biography, and a comprehensive book reviews section.
  • From Nanook to Oumigmag: Documentary Film in Canada  
    A curated exhibit (by the Cinematheque Quebecois) about Canadian documentary film. Features a timeline of notable events in Canadian documentary filmmaking, biographies of directors, profiles of companies that have produced documentaries, information on common recording equipment and processes, and a guide to the topics Canadian documentaries most often cover. Also features posters and some video clips. In English and French.
  • Game-Research.com  
    A collection of reviews, articles, and historical information on videogames. Most of the content is user-generated.
  • Gamer Theory  
    Hosted and designed by the Institute for the Future of the Book, this website for media theorist McKenzie Wark's 2007 book explores the possibility of a critical theory of games.
  • German Hollywood Connection  
    This website features short introductory articles on the artistic and economic connections between American and German film workers from the earliest days of the industry to the present.
  • Girish Shambu  
    This is the blog of film critic and educator Firish Shambu, who has contributed to Artforum, Senses of Cinema, and Cineaste.
  • Greek Film Center  
    Search by title or browse by director to get information on many Greek films, both contemporary and classic. For each film there is a synopsis, cast and crew information, and technical specifications. Some of the more recent entries feature stills and film clips. In English.
  • History in Motion  
    This site features clips from newsreels, early documentary films, and early narrative films such as The Great Train Robbery. Browse clips by topic, title, and date. History in Motion is the moving image section of Eyewitness to History, a site that compiles photos, first person accounts, and other historical primary sources for students. The film section focuses primarily on American history.
  • iFilm Connections: Asia & Pacific  
    Established in 1995, this site features a continuous online film festival with free streaming of feature-length independent films from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Other resources include profiles and filmographies of filmmakers and overviews of national or regional cinemas.
  • In Media Res   Peer Reviewed
    In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Each weekday, a different scholar curates a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300 to 350-word impressionistic response.
  • Ingmar Bergman Face to Face  
    A comprehensive source for information about Bergman's films, theatrical work, and writings, published by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation in Sweden. The site contains a detailed filmography, which features a synopsis, still images, interviews, and writings about each film, as well as a bibliography of Bergman's own writing. In English and Swedish.