Databases by Subject: Media Arts/Film
Find production credits, director, cast, plot summary, genre for American feature films produced from 1893 to present.
Find film scripts, screenwriters, producers, directors from selected American feature films from 1903.
Find primary sources on film history, film and entertainment industries, vaudeville, silent movies, film, music, broadcasting and theater.
Find articles on film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and thousands of images from the MPTV Image Archive.
Find film plot summaries, cast and crew lists, personality biographies and film awards.
Find articles, film reviews, and book reviews published between 1976-2001.
Find bibliographic citations to academic and popular film journals and articles.
Find articles on the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, theater, opera, film, and television.
View streaming videos on a wide variety of subjects.
Access over 130 streaming documentary films about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media, especially in relation to gender, race, class, health, and consumerism.
Find film plot summaries, cast and crew lists, production credits, and film references, plus citations to articles by searching the AFI Catalog, International Index to Film Periodicals and Film Index International together.
Find articles, books, and conference proceedings in communication, journalism, media, film and television, and more.
Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.
Find abstracts of evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, and FOX News, special news reports, coverage of political conventions, Presidential press conferences, State of the Union Addresses, and more. Includes online streaming video access to CNN programs from 1998-present.