Filmakers Library Online

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Filmakers Library Online contains over 1,200 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Most academic areas are represented and there is broad subject access, as well as keyword searching of the titles and transcripts, and access by geographic location.


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User tools and features

  • Playlists can be created and shared.
  • Instructors can create their own video clips for use in teaching.
  • Content can be sent to a mobile device.
  • Permalinks are provided for embedding on other sites.

Dates covered

Release dates range from 1974 to the present.

Updating frequency



Feature length documentary films.

Type of coverage

Feature length documentary film.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Some of the titles included are held by the Media Library and may be found through a search of QuickSearch.

Producer/content provider

Filmakers Library

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press