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Film and Video Studies: Find Films and Related Resources on the Open Web
This archive, created by Maya Cade, celebrates the rich, abundant history of Black cinema. This is an evolving archive dedicated to making historically and culturally significant films made from 1915 to 1979 about Black people accessible through a streaming guide with cultural context.
Digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
Click on Advanced search. Under Content, Photos and Videos are automatically included in your search. Click on the Photos box to remove it from your search. Limit your results to Creative Commons licenses under the "Any license" dropdown menu. Pay attention to the type of Creative Commons license listed on each video to confirm that your use is permitted.
Videvo offers free stock videos and motion graphics for use in any project. You may use these video clips free of charge, in both personal and commercial productions. Video clips that carry the Creative Commons 3.0 license must be attributed to the original author.
Note: some videos are premium content that require payment, but free videos are clearly labeled.
Search for a topic and then choose Creative Commons under the Filters menu. You will need to make an effort to ensure that the uploader truly does own the rights to the content since there is a lot of content wrongfully uploaded to YouTube under the Creative Commons license.
Also pay attention to the type of Creative Commons license listed on each video to ensure whether you can use the content in a commercial video or not.