As my native language is German most of the links at this list refer to web pages in German. If a site with a non English title is in English it's pointed out in the annotations. You are welcome to add or correct a link, just send me an email.
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Probably the largest compilation of filmlinks on the Internet.
- Deutsche Massen- und Medienkultur (Andreas Lixl-Purcell)
The German language media-site of the University of North Carolina has a respectable amount of film links.
Search engine for film, television and new media.
A web catalogue from and for journalists, structured by topics.
A comprehensive register of both German and foreign archives, librarys and research institutions dealing with media issues. Very useful: The list of online data banks and the linklist.
Detailed and well sorted collection of links including a chapter on cinema and movies.
The interactive online encyclopedia is an impressing example for what the internet originally stands for: the free and uncensored exchange of information.
- American Film Institute
- British Film Institute (BFI) London
The BFI internet portal includes an extensive annotated link list.
- Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Frankfurt/Main
The online catalogue of the German Library registers all German language books from 1945 onwards.
- Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
- Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Berlin)
- Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt/Main
- Deutsches Filminstitut (DFI) Frankfurt/Main
- Filmmuseum Potsdam
- Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GfF)
The society, located at the Hamburg university, supports the scientific study of the fantastic in the arts, literature and culture. It hosts a bi-annual magazine "Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung" ("Research Journal of the Fantastic")
- Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam
- Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
- Jilin Animation Institute
The heart of China's animation industry at Changchun hosts the "Jilin Animation, Comics & Games Museum", co-founded by German animation and special effects expert Rolf Giesen
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main
The Frankfort University has a special section on film and media and an extraordinary well sorted media library.
- Library of Congress Washington
The biggest library in the world offers elaborate online research opportunities.
- Österreichisches Filminstitut Wien
- Staatsbibliothek Berlin
One of the biggest public librarys in Germany.
- Technische Universität Berlin
The section "communication research" includes a useful collection of film magazines (and its cafeteria offers a breathtaking view on the Berlin skyline).
- Universität der Künste Berlin
Formerly known as "Hochschule der Künste" (HdK)
- Universität Siegen
The university of my home town has a research centre for mass media and communication.
- Universität Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek
A temple for book-lovers located in the center of the Heidelberg old town. Unfortunately only a view resource materials on film studies.
- Universität Mainz, Institut für Filmwissenschaft
- Berlinale (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)
- Erster Deutscher Fantasy-Club (EDFC)
The official website of the annual Fantasy Film Festival which takes place in several German cities.
- Pornfilmfestival Berlin
Annual festival of unusual porn film.
Homepage of the German "Science Fiction Club Überall".
- Filmbegriffslexikon des Bender Verlags
The online encyclopedia edited by Theo Bender and Hans J. Wulff offers scientific articles on all film issues (text in German).
- Online Film Wörterbuch
A list of special film terms from different languages and their translations into German.
- Fachinformation Filmwissenschaft
This Internet site created by Daniel Kälberer contains comprehensive literature lists, a person and a subject index. Both books and magazine articles are mentioned. The bibliography is regularly updated. Text in English.
- Film Literature Index
The reduced online edition of the most comprehensive printed film bibliography. Text in English.
Due to self-description the "world's largest resource for scholarly publications". Offers ten thousands of publications with search functions for titles, subjects and publishers. Free abstracts available.
- Media Resources Center
The University of California at Berkeley offers some comprehensive online film bibliographies including literature lists on horror and science fiction film.
- Project Muse
Outstanding internet research source offers articles from hundreds of scholary journals worldwide (mainly in English). Free abstracts available.
- Science Fiction Research Bibliography
Bibliography of SF secondary material by the Holland Library at the Washington State University.
- Vampiricus Europeana: Cinema and Television
The bibliography is part of Melinda K. Hayes's "Vampiri Europeana", an outstanding useful bibliography of non-English publications on the vampire motif.
- Alexander Verlag
- Bertz + Fischer
- Corian Verlag
- Fachverlag für Filmliteratur Reinhard Weber
Well sorted German auction house for film and dvd. Includes a special catalogue with film rarities hard to get elsewhere.
- Jovis Verlag
- Schüren Verlag
- Verbrecher Verlag
- Verlag Karin Stähle
- Verlag Uwe Wiedleroither
- Verlag für Filmschriften Christian Unucka
Well sorted Berlin video library with emphasis on queer film genres. Stores a lot of horror, science fiction, fantasy stuff, Eastern, and trash. Most of the films are original versions.
- Vistas Verlag
- American Cinematographer
- Animation Journal
- Asian Cult Cinema
- Bright Lights
- The British Journal of Aesthetics
- Cahiers du Cinéma
- Cinema Journal
Each volume of the quarterly film magazine contains "Professional Notes", a very useful bibliography of recent books and articles on film and television published in nonscreen journals (print version only).
- Classic Images
- Classic Movies
- Dark Horizons
- The Dark Side
German film magazine dedicated to horror, science fiction and fantasy movies including anime, mystery, action and other genres.
- L'Écran Fantastique
- EPD Film
- F.LM - Texte zum Film
- Film & History
- Film Comment
- Film History
- The Film Journal
- Film Quarterly
- Films in Review
- Golem: Journal of Religion and Monsters
The exceptional magazine from Canadian Cape Breton University offers scholary articles on the relation between horror and religion. All articles are available as pdf files (for free).
- Gothic Studies
- Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
- Journal of Film and Video
- Journal of Popular Film and Television
- Journal of Religion and Film
- Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
- Journal of Religion & Society
- Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
- Kieler Beiträge zur Filmmusikforschung
- Kinder- und Jugendfilm Korrespondenz
- Literature/Film Quarterly
- Midnight Marquee
- Post Script
- Rabbit Eye
German scholary online film magazine with high quality articles available for free.
- senses of cinema
Australian online journal.
- Sight and Sound
- Splatting Image
- The Velvet Light Trap
- Wide Angle
- Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung
- Ad Agency India
Cine dreams film corporation specializes in arranging international film shoot in India.
- AK (Arbeitskreis) Horrorfilm
German web portal dedicated to horror film. Includes a bibliography and a link list.
- All Movie Guide
Includes film titles and biographical information.
Online film encyclopedia structured by topics including action and adventure, anime and horror film.
Very informative web portal that offers detailed and substancial reviews of both recent and older films. In addition, the site has DVD reviews, tips for the actual (German) television program and interviews with various people from the film business.
Information on demons in history, literature and film including a structured film list and links. An English version is available.
The internet site of Jan-Eric Loebe treats the German sound film from 1929 to 1972 and offers a lot of information on films and people working in the film business of that time. The site contains remarkable well investigated bio- and filmographies with detailed production and stuff lists. An excellent treasure trove!
- Dieter Wunderlich
The well designed website of German author Dieter Wunderlich contains a lot of book and film reviews, each with an detailed summary. Take care: In most cases the summery tells the film ending!
Info on series shown on German TV.
Information on television series from the 1970th and 1980th including actual programe announcements for German TV and links.
- Film und Theologie
International research project on religious issues in film based on several European universities. The results of the interdisciplinary work are documented in the book series "Film und Theologie" ("Film and Theology"). An English version of the website is also available.
Extraordinary site which starts where other film reviews end with an ... The film list is sorted alphabetically.
The English language site edited by Olaf Brill is dedicated to the German film after World War I (including the highlights of German expressionistic fantastic film). It contains a lot of demanding film and book reviews as well as some biographies of important directors and actors of that period.
The quasi-official "central platform for information on German film" contains a lot of high quality material including many film reviews.
The "Online Magazine for Film Critic" is published by students of the Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf (Germany). The site contains detailed film critics of high quality with additional credits to each entry. The emphasis lies on new films, but some classics are also featured.
Online movie magazine including information on new movies, video and DVD titles plus a film data bank. Each entry has short credits and a high standard review. Several articles on film-related topics are available online.
- Haikos Filmlexikon
Extensive collection of film reviews.
German Internet site dedicated to splatter film, including short reviews, film trailers, DVD reviews and subject articles.
- The Internet Movie Database
Truly "earth's biggest film data bank".
German site with useful tips for young cinema lovers.
- Mandy's International Film and TV Production Directory
Useful database with refers to persons and institutions from the film business.
Interesting and funny.
A lot of film related information including a detailed link list sorted by subjects.
Belongs to the SF fansites of Florian Breitsameter. It covers information on new films and an extensive link list.
The homepage of Zurich film scientist Simon Spiegel contains a number of high quality and detailed film reviews.
- Stefan Höltgen
The Internet site of the author, film scientist and co-editor of the German magazine F.LM - Texte zum Film contains information on his own work as well as film reviews and an extensive link list.
- Unicorn Media KinoTV
Information on film, movie and television in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other German-language countries. The site includes a film data bank, a list of shooting locations and an extended link list.
- Vampires online
Data bank on vampire films. Each film entry with short credits, a content summary and a short review.
- [Angerer der Ältere] Angerer der Ältere
Homepage of the artist who, among others, worked for George Miller's "The Neverending Story II".
- [Blade Runner] BRmovie.com
Official film site with lots of background information.
- [Cronenberg, David] David Cronenberg
- [Greenaway, Peter] PeterGreenaway.com
- [Lynch, David] David Lynch
Well done site on David Lynch by Hans Heydebreek, includes filmography and an detailed bibliography. Text in English.
- [Lynch, David] David Lynch on Artsy
A collection of artworks by David Lynch including gallery and purchase info links.
- [Matrix] "Matrix"
A lot of material on the Matrix universe including a very informative examination paper by Christof Wolf for download (text in German).
- [Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm] Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Gesellschaft
A lot of useful information on the "Nosferatu" director, including a filmography and a annotated bibliography. Text in German and English.
- [Star Wars] Wookieepedia
Star Wars wiki with plenty of information on the series. Available in several languages.
(Nearly) everything You always wanted to know about HTML and CSS but were unsure where to find the right answers: SELFHTML is an outstanding web programming aid for beginners and professionals. Available in German, English and some other languages.
- W3C Markup Validation Service
A free service of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) which shows You if Your websites are congruent to (X)HTML standard or not.
- Galerie Sheriban Türkmen
Homepage of Berlin goldsmith and artist Sehriban Türkmen.
Berlin wine store with Palatinate beverages and food specialities.
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