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FAMST 101A: Film & Video

Library Research Guide for Film & Media Studies 101A: History of International Cinema: Silent Film

Silent Film at the UCSB Library

The library has a number of Silent Films or documentaries about Silent Film on Blu-ray and DVD in the Media Collection (2nd Floor, Ocean Side).

Start by searching the library catalog for subject "silent films" and material type "Video/Film"

DVD drives  are available on library computers and  viewings stations are available behind the Media Collection.

Silent Cinema Online

Cinémathèque française - Search "Henri" the free streaming platform for archival materials with English subtitles

Filmoteca Espanola - Their digital materials include the Sagarminaga Collection

Filmoteca UNAM, UNAM Film Library - Their digital collection includes silent films preserved by UNAM

Library of Congress National Screening Room

San Francisco Silent Film Festival - films and flip books restored by SFSFF Preservation 

The Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films (G. William Jones Film & Video Collection) 

Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection (G. William Jones Film & Video Collection)

Nitrato Argentino (Museo Del Cine, Argentina)

Museo Nazionale Del Cinema (Torino, Italy)

EYE Filmmuseum (Netherlands)  - a selection of films are viewable on their YouTube channel or you can search their database for the "silent  movie" sub-collection

Cineteca Universidad de Chile includes a selection of silent films in the "Feature Films" category of its audiovisual archives.


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