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National Film Preservation Foundation

Created by the United States Congress, the National Film Preservation Foundation provides nationwide support to the preservation of American films of cultural and historical significance, along with improving film access for study, education, and exhibition. Located in San Francisco, the Foundation also awards grants to various film archives and preservations agencies who are also dedicated to...

https://www.filmpreservation.org/
British Pathe Newsreels Online

British Pathe, one of the oldest media companies in the world, recently made available its entire 3500-hour film archive, covering "news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970." At the Web site, users can search by keyword or try out advanced search, if details such as reel numbers or exact titles are known. Casual users may prefer the "Lucky Dip" search, which provides a...

https://www.britishpathe.com/
Internet Archive: Moving Images Archive

Since 1996, the Internet Archive has been crawling the web and caching various incarnations of thousands of websites for a variety of reasons, not the least among them the fact that this great archive offers a valuable perspective on the history of the Internet. While most people are content to look at old versions of various websites, the creative people at the Internet Archive have also created...

https://archive.org/details/movies
Bright Lights Film Journal

Initially started as a print journal in 1974, the online publication of Bright Lights Film Journal began in 1996, and continues to today. As noted on its site, the journal is "a popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary, looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the...

https://brightlightsfilm.com/
Masters of Cinema

While it is relatively easy to find information on the latest romantic comedy vehicle from 20th Century Fox or the latest apocalyptic disaster from Warner Brothers, finding substantial material online about quality foreign films and classics of various cinematic movements is a bit trickier. Fortunately for cineastes, there is the Masters of Cinema website, which provides links to information about...

https://eurekavideo.co.uk/masters-of-cinema/#page-1
Internet Archive: Cultural & Academic Films

The Internet Archive bills itself as "universal access to all knowledge," and lives up to this promise by hosting dozens of thematic collections. This collection, covering Cultural & Academic Films, includes materials from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as documentaries by noted filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman. Also, the collection includes works from the...

https://archive.org/details/culturalandacademicfilms
Internet Archive: Films from 1923

January 1, 2019 marked the first time in more than twenty years that any works had entered the US public domain due to copyright expiration. As part of our spotlight on new public domain content, we featured this collection of films from the silent era made available by the Internet Archive. In addition to streaming online, many of these classic films can also be downloaded. Readers wondering...

https://archive.org/details/moviesandfilms?&and[]=year%3A%22...