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  • 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.
  • African Cinema and African Cinematic Representation: A Selected Bibliography/Videography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC-Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • African Cinema: A Biblio/Filmography   Peer Reviewed
    This site features a bibliography of materials held at Brown University.
  • African Film Library  
    Over 600 digitally remastered African films and documentaries in English, French, Arabic, or Portuguese are available for a fee for 24-hour download.
  • เครดิต ฟรี 500 ถอน ได้African Women in Cinema Project   Peer Reviewed
    This website provides research and resource guides for the study of African women filmmakers. It includes a filmography and bibliography, as well as a teaching and learning guide to the study of African women in cinema.
  • Agrasanchez Film Archive  
    The Agrasanchez Film Archive is a privately owned film archive specializing in Mexican cinema following its conversion to sound. Although its holdings have not been completely cataloged and are at present not available to the public, the website features information on the archive's tentative future as well as several articles pertaining to the history of Mexican cinema.
  • American Film Institute   Paid Subscription Required
    The American Film Institute promotes screen education throughout the United States as well as various preservation initiatives. This website provides basic information about the AFI, as well as a catalogue of the Louis B. Mayer Library.
  • Archives Françaises du Film   Peer Reviewed
    Search the collection of the physical archive. In French.
  • Archives USA   Paid Subscription Required
    Search for primary sources in more than 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections across the United States.
  • Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico  
    Search the audiovisual collection. In Italian.
  • Arthurian Film and TV listing  
    List of films regarding the Arthurian myths, with a bibliography for each individual film, and a short bibliography on the general theme of Arthurian cinema.
  • ArtPort  
    The Whitney Museum of American Art's portal to Internet art features a host of commissioned online projects, including the group exhibition CODeDOC, which examined software code as art. Active through 2006.
  • Austrian Independent Film and Video Database  
    A vast database of independent and avant-garde Austrian films. Search or browse by title or filmmaker. For each film there is a synopsis, cast and crew lists, a still image, and information on exhibition and distribution. Also includes detailed director biographies and filmographies. In English and German.
  • Bangladesh Film Archive  
    A filmography of the most important Bangladeshi films. No synopses or other information available.
  • BECTU Oral History Project   Paid Subscription Required
    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.
  • เครดิต ฟรี 500 ถอน ได้BFI Features: Black Cinema  
    The British Film Institute's hub for all BFI projects related to black cinema. The site includes teaching and study guides, lists of BFI-published books and DVDs, and links to articles on black cinema. Also included are the results of the 2007 UK poll on "The 100 Black Screen Icons." The BFI also publishes "Nu-Visions," a resource site for young filmmakers, which is aimed at a multicultural UK audience.
  • BFI Features: Cinema Italia Gallery  
    A broad overview of Italian cinema from its inception to the present. Using short descriptions and still images from the British Film Institute's still collection, the site covers early Italian film, fascist propaganda and the "white telephone" pictures of the 1930s and 1940s, Neorealism, Spaghetti Westerns, the work of Fellini and Visconti, and contemporary filmmaking.
  • BFI Features: Top of the Pops Gallery  
    British Film Institute site devoted to the long-running television music program.
  • BFI Screenonline   Paid Subscription Required
    Screenonline, run by the British Film Institute, "is an online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities". Although films may only be viewed by users at British universities, the rest of the website provides vast amounts of information pertaining to everything from comprehensive actors' filmographies to UK box-office statistics.
  • Biblioth¨¨que du Film (BiFi)  
    Search the collection catalog for filmmakers and films. Many catalog entries feature individual synopses and bibliographies. Particularly useful to researchers who speak French.