Screen Studies Collection: FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database; AFI (American Film Institute) Catalogue; Film Index International (FII)

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Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce access is now enabled to the Screen Studies Collection that includes

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing and preserving films. FIAF’s editorial staff, along with its Affiliates, produces the International Index to Film Periodicals which offers in-depth coverage of the world’s foremost academic and popular film journals. This database contains FIAF’s “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world, a selection of Reference volumes and the linked full-text of over 60 journals.

AFI (American Film Institute) Catalogue

The AFI Catalog, the premier, authoritative resource of American film information, covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present. Every film produced on American soil or by American…

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Kanopy, trial the online video streaming service

Try filtering to view African Studies material: http://bit.ly/1Tyy4A9

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Trial access is provided to Kanopy, the streaming video service, from today until end of April 2016.

Access the trial via this link on or off campus:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://cam.kanopystreaming.com

Please tell us what you think about Kanopy by sending a message to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk. Thank you.

Kanopy has more than 26,000 films in its collection – including leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources – on every topic imaginable. Kanopy’s viewing platform makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films.

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Future Visions: Five Breakout Talents in African Film Today

AiW Guest: Sarah Jilani

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Returning to screens across London this past November, the Royal African Society’s annual Film Africa festival celebrated and promoted filmmaking from various countries across the continent. In a colourful week of reunions, fresh faces and thought-provoking discussions, the many film strands together screened over 50 films, animations and documentaries. There was a distinctly self-questioning and future-focused feel to the films and their surrounding discussion, with many of them concerned with what today can tell us about tomorrow – and how that tomorrow can be more innovative, humane, and enriching. From coming-of-age visions of Ethiopia to the bittersweet success of refugees reaching their new countries, these five memorable highlights are sure to become part of the continent’s best and most diverse voices in film today.

Hope (Dir. Boris Lojkine)

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French director Boris Lojkine’s first feature follows a Nigerian woman and Cameroonian…

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