How do I find films?

You can find films using the film search form above. You can also now browse DVDs on the 2nd floor of the library, by the public computers.

  • If you know the film you're looking for, search by title, director, or producer. 
  • To browse online, try limiting your search on the Advanced Keyword search screen by selecting DVD from the Material Type dropdown menu. 
  • You can also browse DVDs in the library - DVDs are now shelved on the main floor of the library, by the public computers. 
  • Check DVDs out from the main circulation desk, including reserves. 

Can I stream any of the films?

If you're affiliated with Tufts you can stream film through our subscriptions to Kanopy, Alexander Street Press or many other collections. Additionally, your instructor may make a film available through Trunk, but they will inform you of the availability and link.

DVDs are browsable on the 2nd floor, and you can checkout film equipment from the circulation desk. (For those of you used to the Media Center - we've moved our experts and resources to other places in the library. See the Digital Design Studio for video production. It's also where our film expert, Richard Fleischer, now resides.

Looking for a film that's been put on reserve? Ask at the front desk (main circulation desk) for all reserves, including film.


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Film & Video at Tisch

  • Our physical collection:

    Over thirteen thousand DVDs. Search by title, keyword, subject, etc. You can now browse DVDs on the 2nd (main) floor, near the public computers. Not sure what you want to watch? Get ideas from IMDB, the Criterion Collection, the BFI, Rotten Tomatoes, or the AV Club's New Cult Canon

  • Our Digital Collection:

    Tufts students, staff, and faculty can access hundreds of hours of streaming video content from several digital collections, including Kanopy or the film collections of Alexander Street Press

Other Local Film Resources

  • Tufts Film Series:

    Holds several screenings a week of contemporary and classic films. Free for Tufts Students

  • Harvard Film Archive:

    Collects and screens fine foreign, art, historical and other films. Student admission $7.

  • Film at the Boston MFA:

    Screens a variety of contemporary, world, and independent cinema. Student admission $12

  • IFF Boston:

    Holds free monthly screenings as well as a week-long festival centralized in Davis Square's Somerville Theatre