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Film and Video Studies

This research guide contains recommended resources for Film and Video Studies (FAVS) majors and students beginning research on film and video topics.

Local Film, Media, and TV Organizations

Local organizations are a great way to gain industry insight, network with other professionals, and find resources and funding for your film. Below are a few organizations in the DMV area.

Local Film Offices

State film offices can provide information on resources, funding, permits, and events pertaining to film and video in your state.

Film Career Databases and Periodicals

Get background information on your career, such as pay, statistics, and outlook, through the following databases:


Learn about your career with the following trade publications, journals, and publications in the library:


Keep up to date on industry news with the following free online publications:

Film Career Books

Here are several books on the film industry/careers you can read ONLINE through the library: