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Welcome to the Cinema Research Guide
The Cinema research guide highlights books, periodicals, websites and other resources to support film studies and appreciation.
Use the navigation tabs on the side of this guide to browse through books, article databases, media, web resources, citation style resources, and tips on effective research.
Image: Alfred Hitchcock and one of the mechanical birds from The Birds. Courtesy Universal Pictures
CCSF Film Club
The CCSF Film Club's mission is to create a space for the film enthusiast, and to share that enthusiasm with other students on campus. Sign up for our newsletter and follow our calendar!
Offers two degree options. The Associate in Science Degree in Cinema Production is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in film production. The Associate in Arts Degree in Film Studies provides students with critical perspectives on historical and contemporary media forms while preparing them for transfer to film studies programs at four-year colleges and universities.
City Shorts Film Festival
An annual festival presented by the CCSF Cinema Department. Each year, the festival highlights the best narrative, documentary, and experimental student films produced in the Cinema Department at CCSF.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco @SF MOMA
Organized by City College of San Francisco’s Film Club and Black Student Union, this special screening highlights recent achievements of alumni Joe Talbot and Tina Takemoto, both of whom received high praise at Slamdance and Sundance for these films. It will be hosted by CCSF Cinema Chair Denah Johnston and members of the CCSF Black Student Union.
Event postponed due to COVID-19 closures
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Students may use the library during open hours. Masks are strongly recommended. No food is permitted.
An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.
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