One can find a great deal of valuable archival information at the site of the American Film Institute.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of course, present the Oscar ceremonies every year, but it also presents an invaluable resource online.
If you enjoy the art of the film poster and you cannot stand seeing the copyright logos burned into the images by retailers, you need to do yourself a favor and pay a visit to the site of the Internet Movie Poster Awards.
All movie geeks already know about the Internet Movie Database, so we have to list it here to keep from looking ignorant.
Long Island University offers a website analyzing African Americans in Motion Pictures.
For an all-in-one source of commercial film criticism, check out Rotten Tomatoes.
There are two exciting local venues for independent and international films. See SoFFS for updates on current State of Franklin Film Society movie screenings at Real to Reel. Visit SOAPIFF to see what films will be shown this year at the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival in Johnson City.
Finally, after you have written that fantastic paper for your film studies class, why not consider submitting it for participation in the Southern Appalachian Student Colloquium on Literature?
To learn more about the film studies minor, please contact Dr. Stanton McManus (firstname.lastname@example.org ).