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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Cinema Studies.
Digital Campus, by Swank Motion Pictures, is a video streaming service that allows faculty and instructors to provide students enrolled in their courses online access to films assigned for course reserve viewing.
The Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film collection includes more than 400 of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope. These films support disciplines, such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African- American studies, and more.
New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present is a collection selected from the catalogues of independent distributors Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens.
Kanopy is a leading distributor of online educational videos, offering colleges, schools, hospitals, corporates and other educational institutions a comprehensive, one-stop shop for all their streaming video needs.
Provides multinational/multilingual streaming film service with cinema and documentary collections. Featuring Argentine, Brazilian, European, French, Spanish, Latin American and North American Classic cinema collections.
The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive offers digitized primary sources for studying the history of the film, music, theater, and broadcast industries from 1880 to the near present. Magazines include American Cinematographer, Back Stage, Billboard, Broadcasting, Hollywood Reporter, Mix, Musical Express, Radio and Records, Reggae & African Beat, Spin, Stage, Variety, and Writers Guild of America.
Film Platform serves as a bridge between the film world and academia. The collection is curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world’s top international filmmakers. The catalog combines in-depth stories with out-of-the-box storytelling on a broad range of topics. In many cases, the films will be accompanied by a selection of study guides, as well as press kits, articles, and interviews with the filmmakers and their subjects.
Silent Film Online brings together films representing the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated with ASP’s Video Advisory Board, the database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. We have added 322 new titles (30 hours) were added to Silent Film Online. This update includes new content from British Film Institute, Flicker Alley and WGBH Boston.
Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection curated by film scholars and critics, viewers can explore the impact of globalization and urbanization on people’s everyday lives throughout the greater Asian region.
Black Studies in Video is a signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
LGBT Studies in Video is a collection of documentaries, filmed performances, interviews, archival footage, animation, and select feature films pertaining to the the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community.
Lantern is the search platform for the collections of the Media History Digital Library, an open access initiative led by David Pierce and Eric Hoyt. The Media History Digital Library (MHDL) digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
Investigates the present and past creative cultures of Europe by exploring its popular imagery, media, new media, film, music, art and design, architecture, drama and dance, fine art, literature and the writing arts.
Classic Mexican Cinema is a collection of popular movie periodicals, covering the 'Golden Age' of Mexican Cinema. The resource includes chief magazines such as Cinelandia (1931-1947)which was published in both Spanish and English in Hollywood, Cinema Reporter (1943-1965) and Cine Mundial (1954-1955), with extremely rare copies of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902-1910). This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, which were distributed on the streets to lure people into the cinema. Finally, this collection also gives access to the personal scrap books of Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers to this day.
A collection of 57 Russian film periodicals published from 1907-1918, the last decade of the tsarist regime. The collection includes sophisticated, bimonthly periodicals as well as more popular weeklies released by the major Russian film studios. Requires plugin. PDF files only allow reading, not searching.
"A collaboration between MediaCommons and the SCMS’s official publication, Cinema Journal, [in]Transition is the first peer-reviewed academic periodical specifically given over to videographic film and moving image studies."
Features silent-era producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, theatre managers to make the point that they were not just actresses.
NAAS is a network of independent art-house cinemas and cultural institutions united by the common goal to develop cinema culture across the Arab world by bringing the best of local, regional and world cinema to our large combined audiences. As committed and experienced promoters of art and cinema from Morocco to Syria, network members establish and enhance valuable synergies -- in distribution, programming, promotion and workshops -- in the face of shared obstacles and individual, local isolation.