Film / Online

How to Cite a Film in MLA (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)

Original Film

Motion picture; a movie

Structure: Title. Dir. First M. Last and First M. Last. Perf. First M. Last, First M. Last, and First M. Last. Distributor, Year Published. Media Type.

Film Front Cover

Film Back Cover

Citation: Little Miss Sunshine. Dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Perf. Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin. Fox Searchlight, 2006. DVD.
Film via Website

Citing a film found on a website

Structure: Title. Dir. First M. Last. Perf. First M. Last, First M. Last, and First M. Last. Distributor, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Film

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their original versions, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.
Citation: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Dir. Lasse Hallstrom. Perf. Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Juliette Lewis. Paramount, 1993. Hulu. Web. 2 July 2010.
Video Clip Published Directly Online

Citing a video clip hosted on a website

Structure: Title. Dir. First M. Last. Prod. First M. Last. Distributor, Year Published. Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Note: Because this video clip is only hosted on but not created by Youtube, it is not necessary to have include the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.
Citation: Watermelon Baby. Prod. CrazyLaughAction. YouTube. Web. 22 July 2010.
Video Published Directly Online

Citing a video hosted on a website

Structure: Title. Dir. First M. Last. Prod. First M. Last. Website Title. Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Every Single California Gurls Parody. Dir. CH Staff. Prod. Connected Ventures. YouTube. 22 July 2010. Web. 24 July 2010.

 

 

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