Early Cinema Links

Association française de recherche sur l’histoire du cinéma

Associazione Italiana per le Ricerche di Storia del Cinema

The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture

The Bioscope

The Bioscope’s Library Index of Books, Journals, etc. Available Online

The Davide Turconi Project

University of California, Berkeley Media Resources Center

Early Cinema Filmography of Ontario

Early Visual Media

Early Popular Visual Culture (journal)

European Film Gateway

Film History (journal)


Guide to Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors

KINtop (journal)

List of Online German Historical Film Journals (at The Promise of Cinema)

Margaret Herrick Library

Media History Digital Library

The Promise of Cinema 

Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.

The Thomas Edison Papers

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema

Women & Film History International

Women Film Pioneers Project


Archives & Archive Related

AMIA: The Association of Moving Image Archivists

FIAF: The International Federation of Film Archives

A full list of archives is available through the Library of Congress’s List of of Public Moving Image Archives and Research Centers


For archives with particularly strong silent film holdings, see:

British Film Institute


Cinematheque française, bibliothèque du film

Cinematheque Royale

La Cineteca del Friuli

Cineteca di Bologna

CNC: Archives françaises du film

CSC-Cineteca Nazionale: Rome

Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF)

EYE-Film Institute Netherlands

Filmarchiv Austria

Filmoteca Española

Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

La filmographie Pathé

Gaumont Museum

Gaumont-Pathé Archives

George Eastman House: Motion Picture Collection


Imperial War Museums Film Collections

Institute Jean Vigo

Library of Congress Online Catalog

Library of Congress Motion Picture & Television Reading Room

Library of Congress: American Memory Online Films

MoMA: Film Study Center

Museo Nazionale del Cinema: Turin

National Film and Sound Archive Australia

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Pacific Film Archive at BAMPFA

The Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive at Krasnogorsk

Swedish Film Institute


Silent Film Festivals

British Silent Film Festival

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (Scotland)

Pordenone Silent Film Festival Screenings Database

San Francisco Silent Film Festival