Using the AFI Research Collection remotely

AFI RC Catalogue

We are working on ways to make our resources available to clients who cannot physically access the Collection and have provided to

Items available as an online resource are now indicated on our catalogue. Please note that we can only supply items in accordance with copyright legislation and may need proof of your eligibility.

Watching films

RMIT Library holds a great collection of films. Many titles are available for streaming for RMIT staff and students.

  • Kanopy
    Kanopy is a leading distributor of tertiary educational videos (streaming videos and DVDs) within Australia and this database is a portal to videos which they make available for individual purchase. Major subjects covered include: The arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and see previews of videos.
  • This collection includes television broadcasts recorded under Part VA [Screenrights Licence] of the Copyright Act, and other video files in the public domain, used with permission, or used under licence (such as Creative Commons).

AFI RC Clippings files

We have digitised a number of our clippings files related to RMIT’s current Cinema Studies courses. Please contact us to find out more

RMIT Library databases and catalogue searching

The RMIT Library subscribes to many databases and provides access to full text publications about film and television. The best way to find articles relevant to your cinema studies courses is to use the Proquest Screen Studies Collection.

Proquest Screen Studies Collection is a comprehensive survey of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database with detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; and Film Index International.

Use this link to access the Proquest Screen Studies Collection

You will need to be an RMIT student or staff and login with your student or staff number to gain full access.


There is a good collection of ebooks on cinema topics available through RMIT Library.

We are preparing a list of key resources for AFI RC visitors.

Free Cinema Studies websites

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