DVD-Recherche

Where to search and buy films on Video and DVD worldwide?
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Quick Search

To search for rare titles please check the following links highlighted in red:

Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/searchext. link
primarily feature films – at each title page links to videos and DVD if available from amazon-sites .com, .ca, .co.uk, .fr, .de – sometimes not up to date! –
also essential to check the correct original title or the international English title in this most comprehensive and reliable film database on the web.
For further title research please refer to National Ressourcesext. link : > beside the country name: links to national film databases.

Libraries
WorldCat? http://www.worldcat.org/ext. link
most comprehensive video database worldwide, mainly of US libraries
– please select type of media with „Advanced Search“

Video Europe (via KOBV) http://digibib.kobv.de/ext. link
27 German and European library catalogues and video collections.
To login please use the link „Anmelden“ and insert
Name: film
Passwort: search
and then Anmelden to start searching
– please combine original title with director’s name!

DVD-Basen
http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3ext. link
primarily feature films – with links to reviews of more than 70.000 editions –
(only string searching; please avoid definite and indefinite articles)

Ebay Global
http://pages.ebay.ch/globaltrade/ext. link
(not film specific – please combine original title with director’s name)

Search engines for DVD
DVD Price Check http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ext. link
– 60 shops in English speaking countries incl. Hong Kong –
DVD Price Search http://www.dvdpricesearch.comext. link
– 19 shops in the US incl. HKflix – search by director included! –

Mailorder
USA http://www.amazon.com/ext. link
UK http://www.amazon.co.ukext. link
France http://www.fnac.com/videos.aspext. link
Germany http://www.amazon.deext. link
Spain http://www.starscafe.com/ext. link
Ostasien http://www.yesasia.com/us/en/home.htmlext. link

Google
http://www.google.com/advanced_searchext. link
A rich source of information about films – please combine original title with director’s name, keyword „DVD“ or „video“ etc.

National Ressources
Nothing found? Please refer to the following national ressources the title you want is from.

National Resources

> beside the country name: links to national film databases for title research

EUROPE

> European Cinema Online Databaseext. link Cineuropa since 2001ext. link MIDASext. link

KVK http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/hylib/en/kvk.htmlext. link
Promising German search engine to check European library catalogues (to search for films please combine original title with director’s name)

Video Europe (via KOBV)
Individually tailored German search engine Video Europe to check 27 German and European library catalogues and video collections (to search for films please combine original title with director’s name)
http://digibib.kobv.de/ext. link – To login please use the link „Anmelden“ and insert
Name: film
Passwort: search
and then Anmelden to start searching!

WESTERN EUROPE

 UK > Britmovieext. link Britfilmsext. link NFTVAext. link BBFC since 1900ext. link BFI FTVDbext. link BBC Infaxext. link dfg docsext. link Scottish Screen Archiveext. link
http://www.findanyfilm.com/searchext. link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ext. link
http://www.play.com/ext. link (free delivery worldwide)
http://www.moviemail-online.co.ukext. link (search by country included!)
http://www.sendit.com/ext. link

Used films:
http://dvd-video.ebay.co.ukext. link
http://www.chart-busters.co.ukext. link

Educational market:
http://www.bbcbroadcastlearning.comext. link
http://www.4learningshop.co.uk/ext. link
http://www.concordvideo.co.uk/ext. link
http://www.ouw.co.uk/ext. link
Database:
Find DVDs (30.000 titles): http://bufvc.ac.uk/dvdfind/ext. link

 Ireland > The Irish in Filmext. link Irish Film Archive Showcaseext. link
Rental: http://www.screenclick.com/ext. link (selection for Irish titles)
Used films: http://dvd-video.ebay.ieext. link

 Germany > Filmportalext. link Filmoberprüfstelle 1920-1938ext. link Murnau-Stiftung up to 1965ext. link German Films since approx. 1960ext. link DEFAext. link AG DOK – Documentariesext. link FSK since 2003ext. link Filmlexikon (feature films released in Germany – complete since 1945) ext. link TV-Programmeext. link Fernsehspiele 1952-1995ext. link Lost Filmsext. link

Mailorder
http://www.amazon.deext. link
http://www.germanvideo.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.defafilmlibrary.com/ext. link (USA)
Used films:
http://filme.ebay.deext. link
http://www.booklooker.de/app/search.php?browse=1&setMediaType=1&zidext. link
Databases:
http://www.filmportal.de/ext. link (with DVD and film copy availability/ via „Literatur“- deep link to German metasearch engine for videos in libraries http://digibib.kobv.de/vkfilm-filmeext. link
video.de http://www.kino.de/vifilmstarts.php4?quelle=navi2&typ=archivext. link

Booktrade
Libri http://www.libri.de/shop/action/magazine?topNavId=83ext. link
KNOe http://www.buchkatalog.de/ext. link (see „Erweiterte Suche“)
Lehmanns Fachbuchhandlung
http://www.lob.de/cgi-bin/work/framesetneu?flag=new&frame=yesext. link
(AV filter with keyword „videocassette“ oder „DVD“)

Educational market
http://www.iwf.de/Navigation_en/Medien/index.jspext. link
http://www.fwu.de/fwu-db/katalog.phpext. link
http://www.filmwerk.de/ext. link
http://www.matthias-film.deext. link
http://www.gep.de/ezef/ext. link
Database: Datenbank Bildungsmedien http://www.bildungsserver.de/db/flisten.htmlext. link

Libraries
VK Film http://digibib.kobv.de/vkfilm-filmeext. link (meta search for videos in German libraries)
KOBV-Germany http://digibib.kobv.deext. link (please use the link „Schnellsuche“, then the button „Deutschlandweit“)
KVK http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/hylib/en/kvk.htmlext. link
KaViA? http://kavia.gbv.de/DB=4.1/LNG=EN/ADVANCED_SEARCHFILTERext. link (Videos selectable)

National archives
Bundesarchiv/ Filmarchiv http://www.bundesarchiv.de/aufgaben_organisation/dienstorte/berlin_filmarchiv/index.html/ext. link (Database inquiry only by telephone +493018/7770-977 – 12.000 VHS tapes and 28.000 16mm films for viewing service)
Databases for parts of the collection:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/de/02-00-00-filmbestand.htmlext. link
http://www.defa-stiftung.de/datenbank/filme_body.phpext. link
http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/index.php?sprache=engext. link

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv Ost – Babelsberg (complete collection of the former broadcast corporation of the GDR) http://www.dra.de/dra/standorte/index.htmlext. link
(Database inquiry und ordering a copy for private and institutional use: http://www.dra.de/nutzung/service.html#adressenext. link )

Goethe Institute – German Film
Catalogue and Ordering: http://www.goethe.de/kue/flm/bes/enindex.htmext. link
(available to cultural and educational institutions worldwide free of charge)
Archives for rent: http://www.goethe.de/kue/flm/aus/enindex.htmext. link

 Austria > Austrian Film Commissionext. link JMK since 2000ext. link AIFVDB – Independent & Experimentalext. link
http://amazon.atext. link (=amazon.de)
Used films: http://filme.ebay.at/ext. link

 Switzerland
http://www.artfilm.ch/ext. link
http://www.laserzone.ch/db/index.htmext. link
http://www.1advd.ch/ext. link
http://www.disquesoffice.chext. link
Used films: http://filme.ebay.chext. link

 Netherlands > Cinema.nlext. link Kijkwijzer since 2002ext. link Beeld en Geluidext. link
http://www.nl.bol.com/ext. link
http://www.dvdoutlet.nl/ext. link
Search engine: http://www.vergelijk.nl/?cat_id=2464ext. link (Links from cinema.nl)
Used films: http://dvd.ebay.nlext. link

 Belgium > Flanders Imageext. link Cinékiosque since 1995ext. link
http://www.azur.be/ext. link
http://www.tsc-dvd.be/ext. link
http://www.flanders-image.com/index.php?col=/news&doc=Flemish_cinema_on_DVDext. link
http://www.cinematheque.be/fr/dvdmain.htmext. link
Used films:
http://film.benl.ebay.beext. link
http://cinema.befr.ebay.beext. link

 Luxembourg > Centre national de l’audiovisuelext. link
http://www.cna.public.lu/1_FILM/index.htmlext. link (includes e-shop)

 France > Aliceext. linkCinefilext. link Bibliothèque Nationale – Videosext. link INAext. link
http://www.alapage.tm.fr/ext. link
http://www.fnac.fr/ext. link
http://www.amazon.fr/ext. link
http://www.chaletfilms.com/ext. link (animation, experimental, shorts, documentaries)
http://www.francevision.com/home.htmext. link (USA)
Used films: http://dvd-cinema.listings.ebay.frext. link
Database:
http://www.dvdfr.com/index.phpext. link
(verification of more than 20.000 titles on DVD published in France)
Educational market:
http://www.cerimes.education.fr/index.php?page=searchext. link
http://videotheque.cnrs.fr/TaurusPlusWeb/start.htmext. link
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères:
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/actions-france_830/documentaire_1045/diffusion-non-commerciale_5378/index.htmlext. link (via French cultural institutions)

 Italy > Cinematografo 1928-1987ext. link ANICA Archivioext. link
http://www.terminalvideo.comext. link
http://www.internetbookshop.it/ext. link
http://www.ita-bol.com/ext. link
http://www.fnac.it/ext. link
Used films: http://film.ebay.itext. link

 Spain > Datos de películas calificadasext. link
http://www.starscafe.com/en/movies/buy.aspxext. link (English)
http://www.dvdgo.com/ext. link
http://www.fnac.es/ext. link
http://www.spanish-bookworld.com/dvds.htmlext. link (complete Spanish language selection from amazon sites – US and UK)
Used films: http://cine-dvd.ebay.esext. link
Basque Country:
http://www.library.unr.edu/depts/basqlib/basquefilm/filmsearch.htmlext. link (Archive)
Galicia:
http://www.cgai.org/index.php?seccion=prestamos.phpext. link (for rent)

 Portugal > Cinema Portuguêsext. link ICAM catálogoext. link
http://www.fnac.pt/catalogo.aspx?catalogo=dvdVhsext. link
http://www.tfmonline.de/tfm/htm/Multimedia.htmext. link (Germany)

SCANDINAVIA

> Filmkontakt Nord – shorts and documentariesext. link

 Sweden > Svensk filmdatabasext. link Statens biografbyra since 1958ext. link Statens ljud- och bildarkivext. link
http://www.dvd.se/ext. link (out of service)
http://english.megastore.se/?catid=FILMext. link
http://www.ginza.se/ext. link
http://www.discshop.seext. link (info, no delivery abroad)
http://www.cdon.com/ext. link (includes Scandinavia – info, no delivery abroad)
http://www.filmo.se/ext. link
Search engine: http://www.dvdpris.com/ext. link

 Norway > Medietilsynet since 1970ext. link Norsk filminstituttext. link Norsk samkatalog – AV media selectableext. link
http://www.nfi.no/filmbutikken/ext. link

 Denmark > Danmarks nationalfilmografiext. link Dansk film databaseext. link
http://www.laserdisken.dk/ext. link
http://www.dvdoo.com/ext. link
Danske Filminstitut http://eshop.dfi.dk/ext. link
http://www.krakvideo.dk/ext. link
Booktrade: http://www.e-boghandel.dk/ext. link (title links from Dansk film database)

 Iceland > Icelandic Films – under constructionext. link
http://www.skifan.is/Skifan/ext. link

 Finland > VET since 1997ext. link
http://www.filmifriikki.fi/ext. link
http://www.dvdpure.net/ext. link

 Estonia
http://www.lasering.ee/ext. link

 Latvia > Films in Latviaext. link
Collections of Latvian Films: http://www.latfilma.lv/lks/3lks01.htmlext. link
Latvian Films on VHS: http://www.latfilma.lv/02vhs.htmlext. link

Baltic states
http://www.balticshop.com/stuff.htmlext. link

EASTERN EUROPE

 Poland > Film Polskiext. link
http://www.empik.com/ext. link (English language introduction)
http://www.merlin.com.pl/ext. link
http://www.traffic-club.plext. link
http://e-dvd.pl/ext. link
http://www.astabe.plext. link
http://www.polskiefilmy.comext. link (USA) (Engl. subs selectable)
http://www.polishfilm.ca/ext. link (Canada)
http://www.mge.tv/ext. link (USA)

 Czechia > Ceské filmové nebeext. link
http://www.dvdcinema.cz/ext. link
http://www.bontonland.cz/film/?lang=3ext. link
http://www.filmexport.cz/ext. link (DVD with Engl. subs)
http://www.vltava.czext. link

 Slovakia > SLOVENSKÁ FILMOVÁ DATABÁZA ext. link
http://petitshop.sme.sk/main.phpext. link
http://www.dvdbest.skext. link
http://www.sfu.sk/english/home.phpext. link (please see „Golden Fund“)

 Hungary > Magyar Filmunióext. link Filmtörténet – Filmadatbázis (with recommendations)ext. link
http://www.fo.hu/hu/filmext. link (Hungarian films selectable; international shipping)
http://www.libri.hu/film/ext. link (international shipping)
Info: http://www.bouchal.hu/konyv4.htm#cdvideoext. link
http://www.hungarian-books.com/index.php/cat/c35_DVD-Film.htmlext. link (UK/Germany)
http://www.dvdfutar.hu/ext. link (good info; no international shipping)
http://www.mokep.hu/ext. link
http://www.odeon.hu/kat.phtmlext. link (rent)

 Russia > Holloway File – Directors up to 1998ext. link Nashekinoext. link
http://www.russiandvd.com/store/ext. link (USA)
http://www.bestrussianbooks.com/video/default.asp?SectionID=2ext. link (USA)
http://www.petershop.com/en/catalogue/videodvd/ext. link
(good search function, Germany)
http://www.gelikon.de/ext. link (International)
http://www.kniga.de/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.pinkrus.ch/ext. link (Switzerland)
http://www.ruscico.com/main.php?lang=enext. link (with Engl. subs)

 Bulgaria
http://video.balkanatolia.comext. link
http://www.gobgmedia.com/ext. link (USA)

 Romania > Bestdigitext. link Catalog filme clasificateext. link
http://www.romovies.com/ext. link
http://www.interomedia.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.cinemagia.ro/allvideo.phpext. link (only reference)
http://www.dol.roext. link (rent)

 Serbia/Jugoslavia > Balkanmediaext. link
http://www.yu4you.comext. link
http://shop.oaza.co.yu/user/front.jsp?f_shop_id=7ext. link (English)
http://www.balkanmedia.com/html/dhomepage.htmlext. link (Germany)

 Macedonia > Macedonian Cinema Information Centerext. link

 Croatia > Baza Filmaext. link

 Slovenia > Slovenian Film Fundext. link
http://www.bigbang.si/film/dvd-film/slovenskiext. link (delivery abroad)
http://www.mimovrste.com/katalog/21/filmiext. link (delivery abroad)
http://www.nakupovanje.net/Slovenski-Ex-Jugoslovanski-filmi-c738ext. link (info, no delivery abroad)
http://www.film-sklad.si/index.php?module=strani&stranid=38ext. link

 Albania
http://www.botimpex.com/ext. link

 Greece > Greek Film Center ab 1960ext. link Cine.grext. link
http://www.musical.gr/index.php?gui_language=2ext. link (English)
http://www.greekshops.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.greekmusic.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.greekcity.com/ext. link (Canada)

ASIA/AFRICA/LATIN AMERICA

> Ciné3Mondes Ciné netext. link

N http://www.trigon-film.chext. link (Switzerland)
http://www.cine3mondes.com/ext. link (France)
http://www.gep.de/ezef/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.globaleducation.at/start.asp?b=171&sub=506ext. link (Austria)
http://www.eine-welt-medien.de/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.asiaforkids.com/ext. link (USA)

MIDDLE EAST

 Turkey
http://www.tikla24.de/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.tulumba.com/store.asp?tag=r01ext. link (USA)
http://www.ideefixe.com/video/ext. link
http://www.beyazperde.com/shopext. link
http://www.turkishbooks.comext. link (UK)
http://www.bizler.deext. link (Germany)

 Armenia
http://www.narek-store.com/ext. link (USA)

 Israel (Hebrew, Yiddish) >Jewish Filmext. link Jerusalem Cinemathequeext. link
http://www.judaicawebstore.com/ext. link (English/ PAL + NTSC)
http://www.third-ear.com/ext. link (Israel)
(hebrew with engl. title list > „International Ear“)
http://www.israel-music.com/ext. link (Israel, English)
http://jewishvideo.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.sisuent.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.brandeis.edu/jewishfilm/ncjf.htmext. link (USA)
http://www.aldenfilms.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.jhvc.org/video_library/index.htmlext. link (USA)
http://www.ietv.org.il/ietv/bin/en.jsp?enPage=EnglishPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&enDispWho=EnglishHome&enZone=EnglishHomeext. link

Arab countries
N http://www.arabfilm.comext. link (USA)
http://www.aramovies.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.mecfilm.de/de/index.phpext. link
http://www.24arabia.com/ext. link (USA)

 Iran
http://www.iranianmovies.com/ext. link (USA)

SOUTH ASIA/ SOUTH-EAST ASIA

> South and Southeast Asia Video Archiveext. link

http://www.dvdasian.com/ext. link (USA)
Info on Southeast Asian Cinema: http://www.criticine.com/main.phpext. link

 India > Bollywood Movie Databaseext. link National Film Archive of Indiaext. link
http://www.bollywooddvds.com/ext. link (UK)
http://www.bombayflix.com/ext. link (USA)
http://store.nehaflix.comext. link (USA)
http://www.indiaplaza.com/videostore/ext. link (USA)
http://www.hindimovies.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.induna.com/ext. link (India)
http://www.calcuttaweb.com/ext. link (Bengali)
http://e-sales.ac/ayngaran/ext. link (Tamil)
Used films: http://movies.ebay.inext. link
Educational market:
http://www.filmsdivision.org/home.htmext. link
Forum:
http://www.zulm.net/ext. link

 Malaysia
http://sensasian.com/view/catalog.cgi/EN/200ext. link
(includes East Asia and India)

 Singapore
http://www.asianfilmarchive.org/shop.htmext. link

 Thailand > Thai Film Databaseext. link
http://www.ethaicd.com/ext. link (latin font)
http://www.smilecd.com/ext. link (latin font)

 Philippines
http://www.cinefilipino.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.kabayancentral.com/video.htmlext. link
http://www.regalfilms.com/newshop/ext. link

EAST ASIA

> Asian Film Connections since 1994/1998ext. link

http://www.hkflix.comext. link (USA)
http://global.yesasia.com/en/index.aspxext. link
http://www.dvdasian.com/ext. link (USA)
http://eastwestdvds.de/catalog/ext. link
N http://www.adrenafilm.de/ext. link
http://www.asiandvdguide.com/ext. link

 Japan
http://sazuma.com/ext. link (Austria)
http://www.cdjapan.co.jpext. link (latin font)
http://www.hmv.co.jp/index.asp?lang=enext. link (latin font)
http://www.videoact.jp/english/index-e.htmlext. link
Info: http://www.midnighteye.com/ext. link

 China > Dianyingext. link Hong Kong Movie Databaseext. link
http://www.taiseng.comext. link (USA)
http://www.dddhouse.com/ext. link (Hong Kong)

 South Korea > KOFA Korean Film Archiveext. link Asian Databaseext. link
http://www.krdvd.com/ext. link (latin font)
http://www.iodo.com/movie/ext. link (USA)
http://www.dvdasian.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.mrkwang.comext. link (latin font)

AFRICA

>AMP The African Media Programext. link

http://www.africanmedia.msu.edu/ext. link (11.000 titles, distributor contact-info included)
http://www.mfdi.org/ext. link (USA)
http://int.mfd.co.zw/ext. link (Zimbabwe)
Library of African Cinema:
http://www.newsreel.org/nav/topics.asp?cat=4ext. link (USA)
http://www.africanfilm.comext. link (USA)
http://www.sankofa.com/ext. link (USA)
Cinémathèque Afrique:
http://www.adpf.asso.fr/cinematheque/index.htmlext. link
(France, on loan, limited access)

 Nigeria
http://www.africvideos.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.africamovies.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.over2u.com/shop/african_films.htmlext. link (USA)
http://www.allafricanmovies.com/index.phpext. link (USA)
http://www.ekoclassics.com/ext. link (USA)

 South Africa > FPB since 1996ext. link
http://enterprises.sabc.co.za/ext. link

LATIN AMERICA

> Latin American Video Archivesext. link Fundavisual Latina Cortometrajesext. link

http://www.spanishmultimedia.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.spanish-bookworld.com/dvds.htmlext. link (complete Spanish language selection from amazon sites – US and UK)
Tesouros do Cinema Latino Americano:
http://www.decine.gov.br/loja/2tesouros.htmext. link (Brazil)

 Argentina > Cine nationalext. link
http://www.dvdventas.com/ext. link
http://www.dvdconan.com.ar/ext. link
http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/ext. link

 Brazil > Filmografia Brasileiraext. link Cinema Brazilext. link
http://www.cdpoint.com.br/ext. link (Brazilian films selectable; international shipping)
http://www.2001video.com.br/dvd.aspext. link (Brazilian films selectable; no international shipping)
http://www.fnac.com.br/ext. link
http://www.submarino.com.br/dvds.aspext. link
http://www.brazilianfilms.com/cgi-binext. link
http://www.decine.gov.br/loja/1loja.htmext. link

 Chile
http://www.antartica.cl/ext. link (please add DVD to your searching)
http://store.blockbuster.cl/ext. link

 Columbia > Patrimonio Fílmico Colombianoext. link
http://www.proimagenescolombia.com/maleta01.htmext. link

 Cuba
http://www.cinemundial.com/ext. link (USA)
http://videos.soycubano.com/ext. link

 Mexico > Filmografía Mexicanaext. link
http://www.mixup.com.mx/ext. link (Mexico/ San Salvador)
http://www.oxxofilms.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.lagunafilms.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.blockbuster.com.mx/ext. link
Info: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~dwilt/posters.htmlext. link

NORTH AMERICA

Search engine: http://www.anytitle.com/ext. link
(DVD and VHS(!) in 10 shops in the US and Canada)

 USA > TCM Movie Databaseext. link (includes AFI Catalogue of Feature Films 1893-1971) ; Print Catalogs: LoC 1894-1912ext. link LoC 1912-39ext. link LoC 1940-49ext. link LoC 1950-59ext. link LoC 1960-69ext. link
Search engines:
http://www.dvdpricesearch.comext. link
(19 shops in the US – search by director included!)
http://www.bargainflix.com/search/ext. link
(16 shops in the US – several search criteria)

Mail order:
http://www.amazon.comext. link (search by country > DVD > Browse Art House & International)
http://www.moviesunlimited.comext. link
N http://www.facets.org/asticatext. link (with search by country!)
http://www.buyindies.com/ext. link
N http://www.microcinema.com/searchCompilations.phpext. link

Used films:
http://dvd.ebay.comext. link
http://www.alibris.com/home-movies.cfm?S=Rext. link
http://www.robertsvideos.comext. link
http://www.videooyster.comext. link
http://www.dva.comext. link

Educational market:
http://www.medianet.libraries.psu.edu/ext. link
http://www.libraryvideo.com/ext. link
National Video Ressources http://www.nvr.org/content.php?pro=videoext. link
https://www.nationalfilmnetwork.comext. link
http://www.docuseek.com/ext. link (one stop search for 7 distributors)
http://www.filmsmediagroup.comext. link (one stop search for 4 distributors)
Documentary Educational Resources: http://www.der.org/ext. link
http://www.mediasleuth.com/index.htmlext. link
(mail order service using NICEM database)
Database:
http://www.nicem.com/ext. link (650.000 nonprint media, liable to pay costs)

TV program sources:
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/media/resources/isawitontv.htmlext. link (links)
http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/ext. link
(US-TV news since 1968 – loan worldwide)

Reviews:
http://www.videolibrarian.com/ext. link
(15.000 reviews, liable to pay costs)
http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/database/ext. link
(reviews up to 2001)
http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/search.htmlext. link
(reviews from 2001 on)

Video distributor database:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Distributors.htmlext. link

Archives:
http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu/ext. link

 Canada
http://www.videoflicks.com/ext. link
http://www.amazon.ca/ext. link
French:
http://www.archambault.ca/ext. link
http://www.renaud-bray.com/ext. link

Educational market:
National Film Board of Canada
http://www.nfb.ca/nosproduits/index.php?v=h&lg=enext. link (Büro Paris)
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center
http://www.cfmdc.org/content.php?page=catalogueext. link
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
http://cbceds.caext. link (via Internet Explorer)
Cinéfête:
http://www.cinefete.ca/ext. link
Used films: http://dvds.ebay.caext. link

Inuit
http://isuma.ca/ext. link

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

 Australia > NFSAext. link Australian Film Commissionext. link OFLC since approx. 1995ext. link Libraries Australiaext. link
http://www.videoshift.com/ext. link
http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/ext. link
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/index.zmlext. link
http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/Screensound/Screenso.nsf/HeadingPagesDisplay/Shop?OpenDocumentext. link
http://www.filmaust.com.au/ext. link
Used films: http://movies.ebay.com.auext. link

 New Zealand> New Zealand Film Commissionext. link New Zealand Film Archiveext. link
http://www.arovideo.co.nz/ext. link
http://dvdvideo.co.nz/ext. link

Resources by Subject

DVD Commentaries
http://www.ratethatcommentary.com/ext. link

Filmfootage
http://www.stockfootageonline.com/index.cfmext. link
http://www.footage.net/ext. link
http://www.filmlibrary.tv/ext. link
http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/ext. link
(US-TV news since 1968 – loan worldwide)
http://www.itnarchive.com/britishpathe/ext. link
http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/index.php?sprache=engext. link

Advertising Film
http://www.macfilms.com/ext. link

Amateur Film
UNICA Filmlibrary http://home.hccnet.nl/unica/ext. link

Silents
http://www.silent-dvd.net/ext. link
http://www.silentera.com/ext. link
http://www.silentsaregolden.com/silentvideolist.htmlext. link
Matsuda Film:
http://www.matsudafilm.com/matsuda/f_pages/fe.htmlext. link (Japan)
Tesouros do Cinema Latino Americano:
http://www.decine.gov.br/loja/2tesouros.htmext. link (Brazil)
Archives:
American Film Institute: http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/silentHome.aspx?s=1ext. link („Video Availability“ included, but sometimes not up to date)
Treasures from the Archives: http://www.fiafnet.org/uk/publications/database.cfmext. link (35.000 silents in archives worldwide, database searching liable to pay costs)
Newsgroup:
http://groups.google.de/group/alt.movies.silentext. link

Shorts
http://www.filmkontakt.dk/fkn_site/ext. link
(distributor contact-info, Scandinavia)
http://www.chaletfilms.comext. link (France)
http://www.base-court.ch/boutique.htmext. link (Switzerland)
http://www.shortfilm.comext. link (Germany)
http://www.interfilmberlin.deext. link (Germany)
http://www.fundavisual.org.ve/basededatos.htmext. link
(distributor contact-info, Latin America)

Documentaries > Maison du Documentaireext. link Haus des Dokumentarfilmsext. link Scandinavian Documentariesext. link German Documentariesext. link
https://docushop.atext. link (Austria)
https://www.nationalfilmnetwork.comext. link (USA)
http://www.docuseek.com/ext. link (One stop search in 7 shops, USA)
Documentary Educational Resources: http://www.der.org/ext. link (USA)
http://www.docurama.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.editionsmontparnasse.fr/ext. link (France)
http://www.absolutmedien.de/ext. link (Germany)
Educational and Industrial Films:
http://www.avgeeks.com/ext. link

Animation films > Big Cartoon Databaseext. link
http://www.awn.com/awnstore/ext. link
http://www.chaletfilms.comext. link (France)
http://www.heeza.fr/ext. link
http://www.bcdb.com/ext. link

Experimental films > Cinovidext. link Music Videos: mvdbaseext. link cliparchivext. link
http://cinovid.org/ext. link (includes availability of film copy or video)
http://www.re-voir.com/ext. link (France)
http://usa.re-voir.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.vdb.org/ext. link (USA)
http://www.eai.org/ext. link (USA)
http://www.thekitchen.org/ext. link (USA)
http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/store/ext. link (USA)
http://www.vtape.org/ext. link (Canada)
http://catalogue.lux.org.uk/ext. link (UK)
http://www.exquise.org/ext. link (France)
http://www.videoart.ch/index1.htmlext. link (Switzerland)
http://www.filmvideo.atext. link (Austria, rental)
http://www.montevideo.nl/en/index.htmlext. link (Netherlands, rental)
Shops offering mail order:
http://www.buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.ica.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=25ext. link (UK)
http://www.sim-central.nl/ext. link (Netherlands)
http://www.chaletfilms.com/ext. link (France)
http://www.metamkine.com/ext. link (Search with keyword DVD, France)
http://www.annexia-net.com/menu.htmlext. link (France)
http://www.lebonheur.net/ext. link (Belgium)
http://www.risonanza-magnetica.com/ext. link (Italy)
http://www.newmuseum.org/shop_info.htmlext. link (USA)

Films for children > ECFA Europeext. link Eurokidsext. link Scandinavia – in Germanext. link
USA: http://www.kidsfirstmedia.com/ext. link (Database for mailorder)
http://www.kidsfirst.org/kidsfirst/ext. link (Info)
http://www.cultureforkids.comext. link
http://www.asiaforkids.com/ext. link
France: http://www.commeaucinema.com/junior/ext. link
Germany: http://www.top-videonews.de/ext. link (reviews in German)
Germany: http://www.flimmo.de/index.php?page=18&navID=131ext. link
(reviews in German)
Germany: http://www.kinderfilm-online.de/abkidneu/filmabc/fenspage/filmabc.htmext. link (reviews in German)

Films on Art > Art on Screen Database – up to 1997ext. link
http://www.artfilm.org/aosdb.htmext. link
(distributor contact-info, up to 1997)
http://www.roland-collection.com/ext. link
http://kuenstlerfilm.ifa.de/suche_express.php?LNGext. link
(German artists since 1900, distributor contact-info included)

Dance films > Dance on Cameraext. link Academy of Dance on Film – coming soonext. link
Dance on camera: http://www.dancefilmsassn.org/search/ext. link
(distributor contact-info)
http://www.dancebooks.co.uk/catalog.aspext. link
Archives with databases:
http://catnyp.nypl.org/search~S3/ext. link (USA)
http://www.sk-kultur.de/tanzvideo/ext. link (Germany)
http://www.cnd.fr/ext. link (France)

Theater
http://www.performancemedia.org/ext. link (coming soon)
http://www.theaterkanal.de/mediathekext. link (German theater – search)
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnittext. link (ordering a copy)

Music > Music Videos: mvdbaseext. link cliparchivext. link
Classical:
Gramofile http://www.gramophone.co.uk/cdreviews.aspext. link (reviews of classical music)
http://bielekat.bitarbyter.com/index.php?action=setlang&lang=ENGext. link
http://www.kulturvideo.com/ext. link (USA)
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/AlbumGroup?album_group=2ext. link (USA)
Instructional, concerts:
http://www.musicroom.com/dvdandvideo.htmlext. link (UK)
http://www.mailordermusic.net/ext. link (Germany)
Jazz:
http://www.ejazzlines.com/ext. link
World music:
http://www.worldmusicstore.com/ext. link (USA, please filter with keyword „video“ or „DVD“)
http://www.canzone-online.de/ext. link
Opera:
Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database (USA)
http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/reference/operatv/ext. link (video availability included)
Musicals:
http://www.classicmoviemusicals.com/ext. link (with links to amazon)

Ethnology/Anthropology
Haddon http://www.rsl.ox.ac.uk/isca/haddon/HADD_home.htmlext. link
http://www.der.org/ext. link
http://www.iwf.de/Navigation_en/Medien/index.jspext. link
http://www.therai.org.uk/film/video_sales.htmlext. link
Reviews: http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/ext. link (USA)
National Anthropological Archives (Smithsonian)
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/ext. link

Philosophy
http://arts.anu.edu.au/PhilosophyandFilm/videodata/ext. link

History
PBS VIDEOdatabase http://pbsvideodb.pbs.org/main/default.aspext. link
(US history)

Holocaust > Cinematography of the Holocaustext. link
http://www.cine-holocaust.de/eng/index.htmlext. link
(includes availability of film copy or video)

Human rights
http://www.mediarights.org/ext. link (with distributor contact-info)

Third World
Third World Newsreel http://www.twn.org/catalog.htmlext. link (USA)
http://www.globaleducation.at/start.asp?b=171ext. link
http://www.eine-welt-medien.de/ext. link
3rd world co-op:
http://www.internet-peter.de/archiv3/index.php?seite=erwsuchmaskeext. link
(AV media selectable)

Ecology
http://www.oekomedia-institut.de:8080/Film/Oekomedia/page2.jspext. link (procurement of copies)
http://store.videoproject.com/ext. link (also human rights, USA)

Medicine
http://www.filmed.orgext. link
http://mkat.iwf.de/ext. link

Psychology
http://ltsnpsy.york.ac.uk/html/search_resources.aspext. link
http://www.zpid.de/index.php?wahl=productsext. link
(liable to pay costs, distributor database free)

Blu ray

New Publications
http://www.releaselists.com/BLURAYInternational.htmlext. link

Contact Information for Collections and Filmmakers

Collections and Archives

http://www.sibmas.org/idpac/index.htmlext. link
http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu/ext. link
http://www.loc.gov/film/arch.htmlext. link (links)
http://www.fiatifta.org/aboutfiat/members/archive/ext. link

Producers and Filmmakers

international
Mandy http://www.mandy.com/ext. link
Kemps http://www.kftv.com/ext. link
Animation Industry Database: http://aidb.com/ext. link

Europe
http://www.filmfileeurope.co.uk/search.aspext. link
Media Salles http://oliver.cilea.it/cgi-bin/ms_films/webdriverext. link
http://www.cineuropa.org/prodcompanies.aspx?lang=enext. link
http://www.obs.coe.int/db/persky/persky.htmlext. link (TV stations)

UK
http://www.britfilms.com/britishfilms/?p=filmmakersext. link
http://www.fatcat.co.uk/ext. link

Ireland
http://www.iftn.ie/index.htmext. link

Germany
AG DOK http://www.agdok.deext. link
dreharbeiten.de
http://www.dreharbeiten.de/adressen/index.cfm?katid=6ext. link
Film TV Video http://www.film-tv-video.de/adressen.htmlext. link
Media Guide
http://www.messetreff.com/mg-b/06adressen/mg.php?regchangeext. link
Medienhandbuch http://www.medienhandbuch.de/adressen/index.phpext. link
regie.de http://www.regie.de/adressen/index.phpext. link
Scholz http://www.filmabc.de/ext. link (liable to pay costs)

Austria
http://www.austrian-film.com/start_j.htmext. link

Switzerland
http://www.realisateurs.ch/ext. link

France
http://www.unifrance.org/liens/ext. link
http://www.cspf.fr/ext. link
http://www.addoc.net/public/adherents/list_adherents.phpext. link

Belgium
http://www.cfwb.be/wbi/db/templates/pgint2c.asp?articleid=2&zoneid=2ext. link
http://www.mediabase.be/intro.aspext. link

Denmark
http://www.dfi.firmainfo.dk/ext. link

Finland
http://www.ses.fi/en/afp.aspext. link

USA
http://www.productionhub.com/directory/ext. link

Info-Sites, Discussion Forums and Newsgroups

international
http://groups.google.de/grphpext. link
http://groups.google.de/group/alt.movies.silentext. link

English
http://www.mastersofcinema.org/ext. link
(includes international release calendar, no search function)
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/ext. link (includes international release calendar)
http://www.dvdtimes.co.ukext. link (includes British release calendar)
http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/ext. link
Donald’s DVD Calendar http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4ext. link
Mobius Home Video Forum http://www.mhvf.net/ext. link
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/index.phpext. link
Indian Film: http://www.zulm.net/ext. link

French
http://www.dvdclassik.com/ext. link
http://www.dvd-bonus.com/ext. link

German
http://www.dvduell.de/ext. link
(includes international release calendar, no search function)
http://www.cinefacts.de/ext. link
Film Research Service: http://www.filmrecherche.deext. link

Search aids

Translation
http://www.foreignword.com/ext. link
http://www.freetranslation.com/ext. link
German:
http://dict.leo.org/ende?lang=en&lp=ende&searchext. link (German – English, French, Spanish)

Calculation of Film Lengths
PAL/NTSC/Film:
http://www.paradiso-design.net/videostandards_en.htmlext. link
Film Calculator:
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/iaTools.jhtml?id=0.1.4.3&lc=enext. link

Currency Conversion
http://www.xe.com/ucc/ext. link

Brought to you by Peter Delin
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin – Video Department
Contact: delin@zlb.de


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