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Film Periodicals collection

Identifier: M262

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Film Periodicals collection contains popular and trade industry film publications. It includes copies of American Cinematographer, a magazine published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers. It focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, covering domestic and foreign feature productions, television productions, short films, music videos and commercials. The collection contains copies of American Film, a movie magazine originally published by the American Film Institute (AFI) as a print publication between 1975 and 1992. The magazine emphasized analysis and deconstructionist criticism. It also consists of many copies of Cinfantastique, an American horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine. Additionally, it includes copies of Cinefex, which was a quarterly journal that covered visual effects in films. The collection contains copies of Film Comment magazine, which features reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. And it includes copies of other publications, such as People, Screen Thrills Illustrated, Nostalgia World, and more. The collection dates from 1963 to 1999 with the majority of materials dating from 1972 to 1995.


  • Creation: 1963-1965, 1972-1999

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.


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The Film Periodicals collection is a collection of serial publications on film and related film industry issues. The collection includes copies of popular magazines, as well as industry trade publications. It dates from 1963 to 1999.


Arranged into series based on the publication. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Ann Thomas, 2023.

Processing Information

Processed by Brittany Newberry, 2024

Film Periodicals
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
Brittany Newberry
January 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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