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Cinema Studies: Home

Created for the students and staff of Cinema Studies

Guide overview

This guide is a pathfinder to Cinema Studies resources at UC. To navigate, use the tabs above. Scroll down to browse new titles.

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Nga Tonga Sound and Vision

New Zealand film poster collection



Cinema journals and magazines are less rigidly divided between peer-reviewed academic journals, on the one hand, and general, popular or trade magazines, on the other. (For more information, see: What are journals?). As a key example, Sight and Sound is important for the academic discipline despite not being peer-reviewed.

On this page is information about a few examples of both types of journals: Screen and Film History (both peer-reviewed) as well as Sight and Sound. Current access to the full text of these is provided at UC either online only or in combination with print format. For a list of other currently-subscribed cinema journals, see Current Journals.

Undergraduates can borrow up to 25 items at the same time, for 28 days, including five journals (issues or volumes). Research students can borrow up to 50 items at the same time, for 60 days, including 50 journals. Borrowed items are renewable and subject to recall. See more information on borrowing and printing, photocopying and scanning.

If what you want isn't held or available at the UC Library, you can make an Interloan request (at no charge) - see more information.

Kanopy streaming video

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions. Subject categories you can browse at UC are:

Some of the films that are required viewing for CINE courses are available in Kanopy, eg:

To find all available versions of a film title, search for the title only (without director) in a DVD & Video index in the Library catalogue. Eg. searching for halloween retrieves:


Kanopy survey
This survey is to identify how Kanopy is being used so UC Library can ensure appropriate funding is provided. The survey is completely anonymous and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

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