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by Phoebe Stein
Last Updated Nov 17, 2022
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Films & Film Scripts
The SVA Library owns 10,000 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The library also has well over 1,000 unpublished shooting film scripts, which appear in various draft stages and sometimes include annotations from the writer.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.
This collection contains 140 streaming films. Since 1968, the Cinema Guild has been a distributor of both documentary and fiction films, including narrative features and shorts. Internationally acclaimed filmmakers who have released films through the Cinema Guild include Claire Denis, Jacques Rivette, Agnès Varda, Pedro Costa, Béla Tarr, Hong Sang-soo, Alexander Sokurov, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. Full-length streaming videos are available for over 60 artists, with more being added.
This collection contains 674 streaming films. Film Platform is an innovative collaboration between leading filmmakers and film distributors from around the world bringing the finest documentary films to an academic audience. Our global selection of films includes many Oscar nominated documentaries and film festival winners.
Kanopy is a streaming video platform with a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad, curated selection of documentaries, indie movies, classics, feature films and training videos. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by current students, faculty, and staff.
This collection contains 190 streaming films. Oscilloscope (also known as Oscilloscope Laboratories) is an independent film company and distributor founded by Adam Yauch and former THINKFilm executive David Fenkel. It also has a recording studio and film production facilities.
This collection contains 390 streaming films. Sony Pictures Classics is an American film production and distribution company that is a division of Sony Pictures. It distributes, produces and acquires specialty films such as documentaries, independent and art films in the United States and internationally.
This collection contains 211 streaming films. Founded in 1983, the Video Project's mission is to provide the best media programming available on critical social and global issues to classrooms and communities to help advance awareness and encourage action on the most important concerns of our times.
Finding Books About Film at the SVA Library
The SVA Library has many books on film and animation. Some subject searches to try are:
A full text scholarly database of 150 titles focused on the arts and humanities. The Arts & Sciences III collection includes articles from journals on the history and study of art and architecture, film studies, language and literature, music, folklore, performing arts, and religion.
The following is a list of magazines and journals on film and animation available at the SVA Library:
AV Video Multimedia Producer
Digital Video (DV)
Film & History
Film Journal International
Independent Film & Video Monthly
Journal of Popular Film & Television
Journal of Short Film*
Literature Film Quarterly
Quarterly Review of Film & Video
Sight & Sound
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:
Formerly Art Source. Offers broad coverage of art topics, including painting, photography, sculpture advertising art, art history, film, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design archaeology, architecture, decorative arts, folk art, textiles and more. Full text access to over 630 art and design journals with coverage from 1929 to the present.