Film Studies

FIAF International FilmArchive Database International index of more than 300 film journals (from 1972)

film literature index FLI Index of 150 film and television journals from 30 countries, additional articles from 200 other journals (review period 1976-2001)

Lexikon der Filmbegriffe Reference work with more than 7,000 entries from the areas of film technology, film aesthetics and film science

Filmdienst German web portal for cinema and film reviews including the Lexikon des Internationalen Films

Film Studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Flm Studies would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
  • Support for working with literature management programs

Please make an appointment by e-mail. The consultation can also be made via Teams or Zoom.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the portal for human and social sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Our collection in film studies can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

vonRoll Library BvR

  • Introductions and basic literature in film studies and monographs on particular film genres
  • Monographs on filmmakers

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Film adaptations of literary works and select movies
  • Video recordings of theater productions
  • Documentaries