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Film Studies

This guide is intended to support research for film and media studies

Viewing Stations & Group Viewing Rooms

At Barnard

The Barnard Library has four media viewing stations on the south side of the Milstein Center second floor (see floorplan) - these are both able to play VHS and DVD. Patrons can also check out portable CD/DVD drives at the Library Circulation Desk (these work with both Mac and PC, and only require a USB connection).

At Columbia

Butler Media Collections

Viewing stations are located in Butler 401 (the Periodicals & Microform Reading Room) and support the playback of multiple visual and audio formats. Equipment includes multi-standard VCRs, multi-standard and multi-code DVD players, audiocassette players, and a laserdisc/DVD/CD player. Two viewing stations are equipped with Blu-ray players.

Priority is given to patrons viewing course-related films.

Featured Resource

The Women Film Pioneers Project

The Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP) is a freely accessible, collaborative digital resource that showcases the hundreds of women who worked behind the scenes in the silent film industry as directors, producers, editors, and more. Always expanding, WFPP features career profiles on each pioneer, longer overview essays on national cinemas and occupations, still and moving images, and archival and bibliographic resource materials. The goals of WFPP are to jumpstart historical research on the work of women filmmakers from the early years of cinema, ending with the coming of sound; to facilitate a cross-national  connection between researchers; to reconfigure world film knowledge by foregrounding an undocumented phenomenon: these women worked in many capacities.