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9.11 Moments - Response to September 11
The events of September 11, 2001 continue to change the world for Americans in ways we have yet to experience or comprehend. As our nation struggles to heal from the pain and loss, we are re-defining ways of looking at ourselves and at others in our global community...ITVS is proud to present 9.11 moments, 34 short videos which capture timely and heartfelt reactions to the tragedy that shook the world.<</p>
[Documentaries] Folkstreams - The Best of American Folklore Films
A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures
"Streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites."
Movie Collection: Internet Moving Images Archive
"This collection contains movies that the Prelinger Archives has digitized (about 956 now online) and donated to the Internet Archive. The films focus mainly on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in North America in the 20th century ... This is the first time that most of the films have been available to the public."
- Internet Archive
A large collection of old and classic movies available in their entirety for free in RealPlayer format.
The Open Video Project (OV)
"The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities."
Genres include: Documentary ; Educational ; Ephemeral ; Historical ; Lecture ; Other.
Roland Collection of Videos & Films on Art
On-line Resource Guide
"The Roland Collection is the work of 230 film makers from 25 different countries and consists of more than 640 films and videos on art available worldwide for institutional and individual use...offers inexhaustible worlds of history, culture, philosophy, emotion, human document, celebration, protest, moral challenge and imaginative liberation - all embodied in the forms of art. This on-line resource guide is designed to give unprecedented access to those worlds."
"A laboratory for televisionís potential, P.O.V. seeks to amplify broadcasts by pioneering media innovation, interaction and impact through a wide range of energetic activities. As the preeminent showcase for our nationís boldest and most exciting independent non-fiction films, P.O.V. seeks to entertain, inform and connect citizens to ideas, services and each other."
- PBS Online
Yahoo! Movies - Online Shorts
"...your guide to the best short films on the web."
The American Memory Collection
Motion Picture Collections - (dead link)
American Memory, Library of Congress
Early Motion Pictures, 1897-1920
"These motion pictures represent the first chapter in the history of the medium. Most are actuality films with a running time of two or three minutes, although a handful exceed ten minutes."
American Memory, Library of Congress
Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings from the Thomas A. Edison Companies
"This preview of the online presentation Inventing Entertainment provides access to eight motion pictures produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company. The selections range from the actuality Trained Cavalry Horses to the dramatic film The Great Train Robbery."
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire
Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
Produced from 1898 to 1901
The Life of a City
Early Films of New York, 1898-1906
The Last Days of a President
Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
Inside an American Factory
Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
The American Variety Stage Collection
Also features 61 motion pictures depicting various vaudeville acts from the turn of the century.
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
"This presentation features 104 films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919"
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