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Art History: Media

A Subject Guide for the School of Art History

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DVD Checkout Policies

The Academy of Art Library’s film collection is located at the Circulation desk. Academy of Art Undergraduate and Graduate students may borrow three films for three days and are allowed one renewal.  Academy of Art Faculty and Department Directors may borrow five films for seven days and are not allowed to renew borrowed items. All films can be checked out at the Library’s Circulation desk. 

portrait of a woman

Théodore Géricault, Insane Woman, 1822


Citing Films or Videos in MLA Formatting

Use the information on this page to learn more about MLA Style citations. Always make sure to double check the assignment instructions before choosing a citation style. 


Title of film or video. Film studio or distributor, Release year. Format.

You may include other data that seem pertinent such as names of the screenwriter, director (use the abbreviation Dir.) performers (use the abbreviation Perf.), and producer between the title and the distributor. For films dubbed or subtitled in English, you may give the English title and follow it with the original title, italicized, in square brackets.

Format should be the format you viewed, for example Film, DVD, or VHS.

Example - Film:

It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946. Film.

Example - DVD:

Rebel Without a Cause. Dir. Nicholas Ray. Perf. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, and Jim Backus. 1955. Warner Home Video, 2005. DVD.

Example - DVD with original title:

Pan’s Labyrinth [El laberinto del fauno]. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Perf. Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, and Doug Jones. 2006. New Line Home Entertainment, 2007. DVD.

Example - YouTube Video:

"Academy of Art University April 2009 Fashion Show." YouTube, 2009. Web. 29 June 2011. <>.

See Sections 5.7.3 and 5.6.2d of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for more information.