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How to Cite Film, Video, and Online Media (MLA Style)
from: the Library, University of California at Berkeley
In citing film and other media, use the citation form for the format in which you watched the work being cited. For example:
Citizen Kane. Dir. Orson Welles. Perfs. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten. RKO Radio Pictures, 1941.
Breathless (À Bout de Souffle). Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Perfs. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David. 1960. DVD. Criterion Collection, 2007.
Frankenstein. Dir. James Whale. Perfs. Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clark. 1931. DVD. Universal Pictures, 2006.
Woody Allen: A Documentary. American Masters. Dir. and prod., Robert Weide. PBS. WNET, Channel 13. 10 Feb. 2012.
How to Cite Film, Video, and Online Media (APA Style)
from: Bow Valley College
Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Year of release). Title of film in sentence case and italics [Format]. Country of origin: Studio or Distributor.
Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Year of release). Title of film in sentence case and italics [Format]. Retrieved from http://website.com
NOTE: If you access the film through a streaming video service or library database, replace country and distributor/studio company with a retrieval statement that has the URL (web address) OR name of the database, e.g.:
- Retrieved from https://www.netflix.com/
- Retrieved from Criterion on Demand database
How to Cite Film, Video, and Online Media (Chicago Style)
How to Cite a Movie in Chicago/Turabian
Citing a motion picture or film in Chicago
Movie Title. Directed by First name Last name. City of publication: Studio, Year of release.
Note: If you cannot locate certain bibliographic data from the film’s cover, consult IMDB.com or a similar website.
Submarine. Directed by Richard Ayoade. London: Film4 Productions, 2010.