New Digital Resources: Film Index International

Film Index International

Film Index International

Film Index International film poster of Ugetsuis the publicly-accessible version of the British Film Institute's "Summary of Film and Television" database. Film Index International gives you access to detailed indexing of over 125,000 films, from the earliest silent movies to the most recently produced films. Film Index International also provides thorough biographical information of over 800,000 directors, actors, and other film personalities. Film Index International also includes complete lists of international film awards and prizes and allows the user to search both cast and crew lists and plot summaries.

A typical Film Index International search for an individual film gives the following results:

  • Director's name.
  • Film's year, including production year and release date.
  • Production companies.
  • Country in which the film was made.
  • A three-to-four line synopsis of the film's plot.
  • Complete cast list. 
  • Complete crew list, including the film's studio.
  • Film's running time.
  • The film's color code and the color system in which the film was shot.
  • The film's sound code.
  • An extensive list of article and book references, both popular and academic.

Film Index International is available from off-campus--click on Connect from Home for step by step instructions. 

For more information, contact Kuei Chu, Film Studies Specialist, at or at 951.827.3705.

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