Skip to main content

Film & Animation: Home

Library resources for Film & Animation. Use the tabs to toggle between pages.

Kanopy is a streaming video platform with a Netflix-like user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students with MySVA login credentials. Click the image above to access.

Librarian

Phoebe Stein
Contact:
380 2nd Ave, 2nd Floor
212-592-2672
Website / Blog Page

Related Guide

Films & Film Scripts

The SVA Library owns over 9,000 film titles on DVD and Blu-ray, and the Film Library owns over 15,000 titles.

The library also has well over 1,000 unpublished shooting film scripts, which appear in various draft stages and sometimes include annotations from the writer. Our main book collection also has a large collection of commercially published scripts.

All can be searched from the Catalog tab on the Library homepage or from the classic Vision catalog:

 

 

Finding Books About Film & Animation at the SVA Library

The SVA Library has many books on film and animation.  Some subject searches to try are:

For general books on films and filmmaking:
CINEMATOGRAPHY (for the technical aspects of making motion pictures)
MOTION PICTURE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
MOTION PICTURE AUTHORSHIP (for screenwriting)
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY
MOTION PICTURES
MOTION PICTURES HISTORY

For books on animation:
ANIMATION (CINEMATOGRAPHY)
COMPUTER ANIMATION
ANIMATED FILMS

Magazines and Journals

Magazines and journals are great sources for current and historical information.  For articles on film and animation, it’s best to start with these indexes:

 

The following is a list of magazines and journals on film and animation available at the SVA Library:

American Cinematographer
Animation Magazine
Aspect*
AV Video Multimedia Producer
Camera Obscura
CGW
Cineaste
Cinefantastique
Cinefex
Cinema Journal
Computer Arts
Creative Screenwriting
Digital Video (DV)
Entertainment Design
Entertainment Weekly
Film & History
Film Comment
Film Journal International
Film Quarterly
Filmmaker
Independent Film & Video Monthly
Interview
Journal of Popular Film & Television
Journal of Short Film*
Literature Film Quarterly
Millennium
Millimeter
Moviemaker
Post
Quarterly Review of Film & Video
Res
Rue Morgue
Sight & Sound
Stash*
StudentFilmMakers
Wholphin

 

*DVD periodicals

Finding Film Reviews

Film Reviews in the Library:

Looking for an original review of an older movie? Check the index of the collections below, or look up the release date in a source like IMDB.com to locate reviews:

 

Film Reviews through eResources: