SOCIETY FOR CINEMA & MEDIA STUDIES

Website for the largest professional organization for film and media scholars.

http://www.cmstudies.org

Go here for information on their conference for undergraduate film & media students: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=undergraduate

 

FILM STUDIES FOR FREE

A web-archive of examples of, links to, and commentary on Open Access, film and media studies resources of note.

Founded in 2008, FSFF is lovingly tended (in a personal capacity) by Catherine Grant, Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She always wanted to be a Borgesian librarian when she grew up.

https://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com

 

OBSERVATIONS ON FILM ART

Highly informative blog maintained by two of the most respected film scholars, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson.

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/

 

BRING IN THE EVIDENCE

This Vimeo channel features videographic examples of film analysis and commentary. The videos range from explanatory to meditative and are intended primarily for cinephiles and students of film. Some of the videos employ voiceover and/or intertitles, and some pointedly do not, allowing for a reflection to emerge that relies on images and sounds alone.

https://vimeo.com/channels/bringintheevidence

 

THE DAILY

David Hudson’s daily column devoted to goings on in film culture.

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts?category=The+Daily

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

A great resource for reviews and original source material with a searchable database.

https://cinefiles.bampfa.berkeley.edu/cinefiles/

 

INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE

A searchable database for film titles, directors, and other talent with links to reviews and trivia.

https://www.imdb.com

 

WOMEN IN FILM

52 Films By Women

 

MEDIA HISTORY DIGITAL LIBRARY

Online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound.

http://mediahistoryproject.org

 

UC BERKELEY LIBRARY, FILM BIBLIOGRAPHIES & FILMOGRAPHIES

Bibliographies by director, genre, individual films, and national cinemas, as well as bibliographies on cinematic representations of race, ethnicity, and gender.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/FilmBibMenu.html

 

THE 50 GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME

Sight & Sound critics poll, involving 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time

 

THE TREATMENT PODCAST

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-treatment

 

THE CINEPHILIACS PODCAST

The Cinephiliacs is a podcast exploring the past and future of cinephelia. Film critic Peter Labuza has interviewed critics, programmers, academics, filmmakers, and more about their relationship to film and film culture. Additionally, each guest will bring in a particular favorite film and discuss it with Labuza. Indiewire declares, “If you want to hear film critics talk at length about their craft, there are few better places on the Internet” and Keyframe Daily has called it “Exhibit A” for the future of film culture

http://www.thecinephiliacs.net

 

EVERY FRAME A PAINTING

A series of detailed, analytic video essays about film form, made from April 2014 to September 2016, by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou.

https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapainting/

 

TECHNICAL GUIDANCE FOR FILMMAKERS

https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/cameras.html