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FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film - The International Federation of Film Archives) is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives whose purpose has always been to ensure the proper preservation and showing of motion pictures. Today, more than 120 archives in over 65 countries collect, restore, and exhibit films and cinema documentation spanning the entire history of film.

The FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database can be cross-searched along with the AFI Catalog and BFI Film Index International in the encompassing Screen Studies Collection (SSC). Consult the SSC LibGuide for more information.

More about FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database

This database is an essential reference work for any film researcher and contains a diverse range of specialist content:

  • The FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database contains over 800,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals. It offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onward. Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract, and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles, and general subjects). Over 70 Journals are available in full text.

Also included are:

  • The Treasures from the Film Archives dataset, a database containing credits and holdings information about the silent era film holdings of film archives from around the world
  • 5 key reference volumes:
    • the Oxford History of World Cinema (Oxford University Press, 1997)
    • Critical Ideas in Television Studies (Oxford University Press, 1999)
    • Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 2005).
    • Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2005)
    • The Routledge Companion to Film History (Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2011)

More details on each of these Document Types below in this page.

The list of Search Fields in the Searchable Fields page will explain to which of these Document Types each field applies.

See examples on how to search the different types of documents in the Sample Searches document.

Articles - Bibliographic and Full Text

Book Chapters - Full Text

Film Record from the Treasures