Anyone can put information on the web, so how can you tell if it's reliable and accurate?
Useful websites that are relevant to Film studies include:
Association of Performing Arts Collections
Provides a single point of entry for finding and searching performing arts collections in the UK.
British Film Catalogue
For films made since 1998
British Film Institute
This site offers a wealth of information and resources about British film and TV. Also available is online access to the catalogue of one of the world's largest research collections of materials on British (and international) cinema, and television
Britain on Film
The BFI's platform for 1000s of titles from film & TV archives in the UK, about life in Britain (part of the wider BFIPlayer online resource)
150 Chilean films onlinen (University of Chile)
Iinterpretive and detailed plot synopses, review commentary, an unparalleled wealth of film reference material, and historical background for hundreds of classic Hollywood/American and other English-language films in the last century.
Instituto Cervantes Library blog on Spanish and Latin American film;
Dedicated website on British video and film art containing an archive of works by film and video artists, including synopses, artist biographies, stills and streamed clips, in-depth features and essays on different artists who work with film and video.
Movie Review Query Engine
Contains reviews of nearly 100,000 films, taken from a variety of sources including newspapers, other websites and entertainment magazines.
Access to over 150 Spanish films online;
Scottish Screen Archive
Scotland's national moving images collection. Over 1000 film clips and full films are available on the site along with a catalogue detailing all of the films available from Scottish Screen.
Screenonline is a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to Britain's social history as revealed by film and television. It features hundreds of hours of video clips from the collections of the bfi National Film and Television Archive, alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books, several hours of recorded interviews with film and television personalities together with a wealth of contextual information. It should be noted that the video and audio clips can only be accessed through university computers, not through a home computer.
Senses of Cinema: an online journal with a 'Great Directors' section in its archive;
Online film journals
The following online film journals are freely accessible via the internet:
16:9: a Danish Journal of Film Studies
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
Archivos de la Filmoteca
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image
International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen
Journal of Aesthetics and Culture
Journal of Religion and Film
Mise au Point
Movie: a journal of film criticism
Revista Digital de Cinema Documentário
Senses of Cinema
Sesión no Numerada: revista de letras y ficción audiovisual
Studii şi cercetări de istoria artei. Teatru, muziă, cinematographie
There is a huge range of information on the Internet, but you need to be vigilant about the quality of what you find. Using subject gateways and sites which are created by subject specialists will ensure that you find information that has been evaluated for its academic quality.