The physical AFI RC Library is shut until further notice. AFI RC staff are now working from home, and available to assist you online via email, phone or Teams.
Database 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.
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.
AFI RC Clipping files
We have digitised a number of our clippings files related to RMIT’s current Cinema Studies courses. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
RMIT Library holds a great collection of films. Many titles are available for streaming for RMIT staff and students.
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.
Off-air & Licensed Video
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).
Free Cinema Studies websites
- Alliance of Women Film Journalists
- Another Gaze: Feminist Film Journal
- Australian Centre for the Movie Image
- Bright Lights Film Journal
- Film Studies For Free
- National Film and Sound Archive
- Observations on Film Art (David Bordwell)
- Roger Ebert Reviews
- Screen Australia
- Senses of Cinema
- State Library of Victoria
- The Current (Criterion Collection)
A selection of videos and media about Australian film and television, thanks to School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. View the collection [link to Home > STUDY > Study Resources > Videos]