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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: Websites

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Suggested Websites

The Internet provides access to a variety of information about the motion picture industry, but not all of it is accurate, reliable or current. The websites listed below are maintained by reputable organizations and contain trustworthy information.


Awards & Events

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (“Oscars”)

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d’Or)

Golden Raspberry Award (“Razzies”)

Hollywood Foreign Press Association ("Golden Globes")

MTV Movie Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Sundance Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival


Film History

American Film Institute

American Movie Classics

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board

Museum of the Moving Image

National Film Preservation Foundation

Turner Classic Movies



Classification & Rating Administration (CARA)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)