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Film Studies Research Guide: Festivals & Awards

A guide to conducting research in Film Studies at Yale University, including key resources and crucial search strategies.

Festivals & Awards

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There are lots of film festivals and awards. This page shows how to find information (including histories) about them, and lists a variety of reference sources and links to the festivals and awards.


Examples of Subject Headings for Searching Orbis


Selected Reference Sources on Awards and Festivals


Academy Awards (Oscars). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


American Film Institute Awards


BritFilms Directory of International Film and Video Festivals


Cannes Film Festival Awards


Directors' Guild of America Awards


Film festival guide: for filmmakers, film buffs, and industry professionals. Adam Langer. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2000.

SML Reference PN1993.4 L36X 2000

Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. John Walker. New York: HarperPerennial, 2006.

SML Reference PN1993.45 H37
Includes lists of various movie awards.

International film festival guide. Edited by Shael Stolberg. Toronto, Ontario : Festival Products, c2000.

SML, Reference PN1993.4 I574 2000

International Film Prizes: An Encyclopedia. Tad Bentley Hammer. New York: Garland, 1991.

SML, Reference PN1993.4 +H25 1991

Movie awards: the ultimate, unofficial guide to the Oscars, Golden Globes, critics, guild & indie honors. Tom O'Neil. New York: Berkley Pub., 2003.

SML, Reference PN1993.92 .O53X 2003

New York Film Festival


Oscar A to Z: a complete guide to more than 2,400 movies nominated for Academy Awards. Charles E. Matthews. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

SML, Reference PN 1993.92 M38X 1995

Screen Actors Guild Awards


Sundance Film Festival


Telluride Film Festival


United Nations Association Film Festival

Organization dedicated to showing international documentaries dealing with UN topics - human rights, refugee protection, immunization, and others.


Director, Film Study Center