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The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.

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  • Archives Françaises du Film   Peer Reviewed
    Search the collection of the physical archive. In French.
  • Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico  
    Search the audiovisual collection. In Italian.
  • 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.
  • Cine Club - Cine Mexico  
    This website features a detailed timeline of Mexican cinema history and a handful of bibliographic recommendations for each entry. In Spanish.
  • Cinema Novo  
    Portuguese-language site with essays on Cinema Novo of Brazil. Features director Glauber Rocha and others, with profiles, interviews and filmographies.
  • Cineteca Nacional - Mexico  
    The official site of the national film archive of Mexico offers information about current and past exhibitions, as well as links to festivals, film websites, and other institutions in Mexico. In Spanish.
  • 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.
  • German Newsreel Archive   Paid Subscription Required
    View clips of German newsreels online. In German.
  • Histoire du Cinema Marocain  
    A database of important Moroccan national productions, dating back to 1952, including a short synopsis of each film. In French and Arabic, with some English.
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Archive  
    Archive of television and radio programs that can be viewed online. In Farsi.
  • National Film Archive of Malaysia  
    Search for what's available in the physical archive. In Malay.
  • Neorealisme (BiFi)  
    BiFi's online exhibition on Italian Neorealism, by Pierre Sorlin. Features images, film clips, bibliographies, and a wealth of information. In French.