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Cinema and Media Studies (Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2011+) "...a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and Web sites. With frequent updates..."
Note: In some cases, you can connect to the resources or the item record through the UTL Website, but direct access to the books & journal articles included within the bibliographies listed above may vary (e.g., print materials, not available at UofT); check LibrarySearch (by title) for local availability.
Contact the Cinema Studies Librarian Kate Johnson with any questions.
European Cinema and TV
Motion picture industry - Europe
Motion picture industry - Europe - History
Motion pictures - European influences
For a complete list of Article resources and search tips, the links below will redirect you to the relevant Cinema Studies Guide pages.
List of Cinema Studies eJournals (UTORid and some Open Access)
Studies in European Cinema Provides a place for readers interested in European cinema and the film cultures of Europe, bringing together experts from a variety of fields in order to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange.
Images The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication.
Slavic and East European Performance: Drama, Theatre, Film The journal includes features on important plays in performance, archival documents, innovative productions, significant revivals, emerging artists, and the latest in film.
Studies in Eastern European Cinema Studies in Eastern European Cinema provides a dynamic, innovative, regular, specialized peer-reviewed academic outlet and discursive focus for the world-wide community of Eastern European film scholars, edited by a board of experienced, internationally recognized experts in the field.
CineEuropa Useful source of news about European cinema. Includes an index of films and profiles of the film industries of European countries. Site is available in English, Spanish, French and Italian
Follow this link Search within Newspapers and enter your keyword search terms in the search bar.
NOTE: Newspaper results are excluded form the default LibrarySearch results page.
To see Newspaper results click the 'Newspapers Search' hyperlink listed at the bottom of the Format filter on the left sidebar of results page.
"A primary source is a document that was created at the time of the event or subject you've chosen to study, or by people who were observers of, or participants in that event or topic."
~ E.H. Brown, “Writing about History” UofT Writing Advice
Primary source materials include Text (film reviews, advertisements, business documents, personal records or diaries, press kits, scripts), Recordings (interviews, radio shows, film footage) & Objects (images, storyboards, costumes, musical scores) created in that time period.
Europeana Collections is a major digital cultural heritage platform, financed by European Union. 3000 European archives, libraries and museums contributed approximately 50 million digitized items.
EUscreen The EUscreen portal offers free online access to available multimedia resources (video clips, images, audio and texts) from European broadcasting bodies and film and TV archives.
EuroDocs Open access sources provide links to primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. The documents cover a broad range of historical events (political, economic, social, and cultural) in each of the 49 European countries. The order of documents is chronological and may include videos or sound files, maps, databases, and other documentation.
European History Primary Sources This is a joint initiative of the Library and the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The database provides access to selected scholarly digital repositories that contain primary sources for the history of Europe. Digital repositories can be browsed by country, language, period, subject and type of source.
European Cinema Yearbook incl. statistics 1998+. Online.
International Federation of Film Archives Find more archival collections and materials available online.
A growing number of online video resources is now offered by UofT Libraries, available for classroom and individual streaming when logged in with your UTORid. Individual title records are available in the UofT Catalogue through LibrarySearch.
Streamable Film Collections via UofT Libraries (UTORid required)
Freely Available Online Video Resources (Open Access/Freely Available) - Scroll to the bottom of the page for the list.
Visit the individual Nation pages in this Guide using the left sidebar navigation menu for nation-specific streaming resources.
European Film Gateway (EFG) gives you quick access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques: photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials.
EU Screen Offers free online access to videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives. Explore selected content from early 1900s until today.
Media Commons (MC) DVD, Blu-ray & Heritage Audiovisual Formats - Redirects to Media Commons information on physical media collections, search aids, and viewing facilities.
Media Commons (MC) Media Archives contains different film formats, personal & business documents, images & more with a focus on film / video production, advertising, electronic & print journalism, broadcasting, photographic arts, & multimedia / music production. Several collections have special focus on Canadian media & popular culture.
This section contains resources that pertain to the film industry, production, and distribution of European cinema. These can be valuable resources for discovering upcoming productions, new directors, international and local film festivals, and the nation's key production companies and distributors.
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