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  1. The London Feminist Film Festival Archive Online Streaming

    Link
    https://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Streaming/Download

    The LFFF is an independent festival set up in 2012, which celebrates feminist films past and present from international women directors.
    It aims to support women filmmakers in the male-dominated film industry, to get women’s stories out there, and to inspire feminist discussion and activism. The Archive section offers short clips of many of the films included in the programme of each edition of the festival, which combines feminist classics with a selection of current international titles. For example, award-winning A Place of Rage (Pratibha Parmar, 1991) which is a celebration of African American women and their achievements, featuring interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan, and Alice Walker; Cycologic, which follows urban planner Amanda Ngabirano’s campaign for a cycling lane in her city, and the plea of other women cyclists who negotiate the restrictions imposed on women by society; Ouaga Girls, which shows a group of young women who are training to be car mechanics in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

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  2. The Guardian Documentaries Streaming

    Link
    https://www.theguardian.com/documentaries
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The Guardian newspaper in partnership with other organisations commissions a series of short but in-depth films designed to remain thematically relevant in a year’s time or more, and so not necessarily tied to a current news story or Guardian reporting. The documentaries are released via The Guardian’s website.

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  3. Picture Palace: a History of Liverpool Cinemas Streaming

    Link
    https://liverpoolpicturepalace.wordpress.com/about-us/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Lists, Streaming/Download

    The cinema as a place of popular mass entertainment towered over Liverpool in the first half of the last century. This left a rich legacy, not only of picture house buildings, but also of the pictures made for an insatiable and loyal audience. This site is devoted to collecting and preserving stories and images from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen in Liverpool: old black and white photographs, posters, handbills, programmes and lobby cards together with interviews and essays bear witness to the important role that cinema played in the lives of the working people of Liverpool. Some of the gems included are: an interview with filmmaker Alex Cox, who visits the Futuristic Cinema and recounts his memories of the first film he ever watched there; an interview with actor Ricky Tomlinson; and the oral histories from the projectionists, usherettes and organ players. The website is a ‘living archive’ which means that anyone with a story about cinemas in Liverpool is welcomed to share it.

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  4. Scottish Cinemas and Theatres Project Streaming

    Link
    http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/index.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Architecture, Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Lists

    Website dedicated to recording and archiving the architectural history of all Scottish purpose built cinemas, with particular emphasis on the cinemas of Glasgow and Edinburgh. There is a section listing all the cinemas that currently hold a ‘listed building’ status, with photographs and links to the Historic Scotland official description. It is also possible to search for a particular cinema by name, address, town, architect and status via the Scottish Cinema Database.

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  5. Japanese Animated Film Classics Streaming

    Link
    http://animation.filmarchives.jp/en/index.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    This site is operated by the National Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. It was established in 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Japanese animation. The resource has been organised around four main sections: Categories, List of Works, List of Authors and the Noburo Ofuki Memorial Museum. Animation works can be searched by genre, type of motion, technique and character. The oldest film that can be watched on the site is The Dull Sword by Junichi Kouchi, which was released in June 1917. Other gems include, ?/Rhythmic Triangles/Fighting Cards (Shigehi Ogino, 1932), The Animal Olympics (Yasuji Murata, 1928) and Diseases Spread (Sanae Yamamoto, 1926), which was made to promote public awareness about hygiene.

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  6. BFI Filmography Streaming

    Link
    https://filmography.bfi.org.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Film Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases

    Who is the most prolific British female director? Which subjects feature in British horror films? Which countries have co-produced British feature films? These are the kinds of question we can now easily find answers for. After a few years in the making the BFI has finally published an online compilation of UK feature films released to cinemas from the beginning of film history until now. As well as presenting a broad overview of the UK film industry, the BFI have mapped other information onto each of the film titles (e.g. people and companies involved) to enrich and provide unique insights into UK film history. This information should be of interest to film buffs, journalists, researchers, or anyone with an interest in UK film and/or history. It is searchable with shareable data visualisations on a dedicated BFI Filmography web platform or record by record on via the Collections Search.
    The Filmography is a dynamic resource, and the underlying data is constantly being reviewed and updated.

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  7. Art of the Title Streaming

    Link
    http://www.artofthetitle.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Reviews, Streaming/Download

    An online resource for title sequence design spanning the history of film, television, conference and video game industries from the 1920s to the present. Title sequences can be watched on the site and there is information contextualising the creator and the style of each individual design (e.g. hand drawn, animation, modernist, nostalgic). The site can be searched by title, designer/studio and keywords, and includes interviews and discussion with creative directors and designers.

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  8. European Documentary Network Streaming

    Link
    http://edn.network/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Podcasting, Web Links

    EDN is a meeting point for all documentary professionals working in the film and TV industries. It has around 1000 members from more than 60 countries, including production companies, producers, directors and other film professionals, distributors, associations, film institutions & boards, broadcasters, universities and festivals. The key service of EDN are to provide information to its members on co-production and other kinds of collaboration across borders, the international potential of a project, where to take a finished film, distribution, festivals and markets, the EU MEDIA Programme and other funding options, documentary training programmes and production contacts in other countries.

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  9. Film Aficionado Streaming

    Link
    http://www.filmaf.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Lists, Web Links

    This website defines itself as ‘your favourite spot for film collecting’ and offers a quick and friendly way of finding films which have been released for home entertainment. The content is organised under two main tabs, Find DVDs and Find Blu-ray and searches can be limited to USA, UK, Canada or other countries. Further filters can be applied by selecting a specific release week; links to relevant retail outlets are also provided. The home page lists the ‘100 most collected directors’ and a link to their own Youtube Channel which offers help on how to pick ‘good’ titles, how to find films by ‘your favourite director’ and how to use ‘UPC importer’ to add your online collection to their database.

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  10. RAI Player (Royal Anthropological Institute) Streaming

    Link
    https://raifilm.org.uk/rai-player/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Ethnology, Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Lists, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    A selection of documentaries from the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Film Catalogue is available to rent online. Titles are added on a rolling basis and the rental film allows you to stream a film for 72 hours. Titles available include classics such as John Baily’s AMIR and David & Judith MacDougall’s TURKANA CONVERSATIONS trilogy (LORANG’S WAY, A WIFE AMONG WIVES and THE WEDDING CAMELS). All the films featured have trailers, which can be watched for free.

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