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Finding Films & Videos
Search the library catalog by title to find a specific film/video. If searching by topic, narrow search to "Video" or "DVD" under Format.
Streaming Video Databases
Academic Video Online This link opens in a new window
Offers over 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas. Content includes documentaries, feature films, interviews, performances, and more.
Art & Architecture in Video
Offers documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms.
Filmakers Library Online
Provides award-winning documentaries. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
Kanopy This link opens in a new window
Offers movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos.
OntheBoards.tv This link opens in a new window
Offers videos of full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.
Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new window
Offers over 25,000 films, documentaries and TV shows.
Art Video Websites
AHA! A House for Arts (PBS)
Features the stories of artists, makers, and creative institutions.
Films on contemporary art and artists—including the series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century".
Open Arts Objects
An open access platform which provides free films to support the teaching of Art History.
Offers over 2500 full-length avant-garde films and videos, both streaming and downloadable,
Film Resources at Skidmore
(Library, Room 113)
DocLab brings the tools of audiovisual media and documentary storytelling into the Skidmore curriculum. It offers a Mac Pro computer lab, sound recording booth, modular virtual reality setup, and more.
Media Viewing Room
(Library, Room 129)
The Media Viewing room is designed for screenings of films with high quality sound, projection, and comfortable seating. Students can reserve this room up to 24 hours in advance using the touchscreen next to the room.