CineFiles

contains scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library's extensive collection covering world cinema, past and present. Citations are available for all documents, and page images are available for documents with copyright clearance. New titles and document images are added daily.

CineFiles currently includes documents on the films of more than 150 major international directors, materials describing silent Soviet cinema, and PFA's unique collection of exhibitor manuals, among other documents.


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Portal for Educators

Film recommendations for a variety of themes and topics; resource guides for select films and links to other resources.


Research Projects

Learn more about IMLS funded projects: Copyright Resources Project and Teaching with CineFiles.


Bay Area Avant-Garde

New Module! Expanded information on key films and filmmakers featured in BAM/PFA's recently published book Radical Light.


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Featured Document

The Birth of a nation
Source: Dixie Film Exchange, 1940

UC Berkeley's Museum Informatics Project provides database design, database management support and software maintenance for CineFiles. This project is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Library Services and Technology Act; and the Packard Humanities Institute, as well as by individual donors.