American Film Institute Catalog

American Film Institute Catalog

The AFI Catalog is a national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. It includes information about every major American film produced from 1893 to 1993 and selected films produced from 1994 to 2015. Its scope is films produced on American soil or by American production companies. For the years 1910-present, it is limited to films 40 minutes or longer in duration or 4 reels or longer in length. For the years 1893-1910, it also includes short films. New records are created by the AFI editorial team and added each year.

Records include cast and crew credits, production details, and, for major films, plot information and detailed notes from the AFI editorial team. Each record also includes citations to the contemporary newspapers, trade publications, and other periodicals used to glean credits and production information for the film.

This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures.

Dates covered

1893-early 21st century.