Film Archives, Collections and Databases

At The Geddes Language lab at 685 Commonwealth Ave., 5th floor, you can find a catalog of films from various languages

The Howard Gottlieb Archive at Boston University hold subject guides in  Theater and Film, Hollywood Ten Television, Photography, and Mass Communications

Library Journals/Databases for film-research:

FIAF (Performing Arts database)

Media History Project 

Filming and Editing Equipment

The Cinema & Media Studies Program offers filming equipment for rental to the BU Community (Faculty, Staff, Students and Alum). To learn more about our equipment and request to rent, fill out the form on our CIMS Film Equipment page.

Boston University offers Adobe Creative Cloud for University students. This includes Adobe Premiere, Adobe’s video editing software. You can find a download below.

Adobe CC Software:

Adobe CC Resources:

Film Streaming Services



Alexander Street

Library of Congress

Student Rates