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Film Databases

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Film Journals

Adaptation - An international forum focused on literature on screen.
Bright Lights Film Journal -  One of the most read and respected online movie journals.
Cineaste - Includes articles, interviews, film, DVD and books about film reviews.
Cinema Journal - Quarterly Journal of the University of Texas Press
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Film Comment - Film Society of Lincoln Center’s journal
Film International - Film analysis, interviews, books, and DVD reviews
The Film Journal  - Online forum for film criticism, study and discussion
Filmmaker - Magazine of Independent Film
Film Quarterly - University of California Press’ journal
Film Matters - Film publication for undergraduates.
Flow - online journal for contemporary TV & media studies. 
Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television - Journal of The International Association for Media and History
In Transition - A peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic, film and moving image studies
Journal of Film & Video - History, theory, criticism and aesthetics in film production
Journal of Popular Film and Television - examines commercial film and TV
Jump Cut  - Reviews how contemporary media addresses class, race, and gender. 
Literature/Film Quarterly - academic journal devoted to the study of adaptation.
The Moving Image - Produced by the Association of Moving Image Archivists
Quarterly Review of Film and Video - Essays, reviews and interviews
Scope - Peer-reviewed articles on film and TV
Screen - A leading international journal of academic film and television studies
Senses of Cinema - Online film journal devoted to the discussion of cinema
Sight and Sound - The British Film Institute’s journal on film
Variety - Important trade publication
The Velvet Light Trap - A journal for film, TV and other media. 
Wide Angle - Taking an in-depth look that international film.

E-Journals Search

Looking for more Journals and articles for your research? Just look by selecting E-journals underneath the search fill in box on the UNC Libraries' main page.


From here you can search for Journals using your subject


or search using keywords to find the journal using the Search fill in box.

You can also use the Search articles (without finding the journal first) using the article search box in the top right corner.

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