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Please submit only sites dealing with film awards and the presentation programs and ceremonies related to films, such as the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards, and other events of that nature. Sites dealing with awards given at film festivals should be submitted to Arts: Movies: Film Festivals. Sites dealing with awards given to films alongside other topics (such as music or television) should be submitted to Arts: Awards. This category is not for people, movies, organizations, or websites which have won awards, but for the award ceremonies or presentations themselves. Please submit sites dealing with individual award recipients to the appropriate subject category for that person, film, website, or organization. If you are not sure where to find the appropriate subject category, please use the ODP search function. Sites not in English should be submitted to the appropriate language under World.
Sites belonging to or profiling groups and organizations that recognize achievements in cinema. There are different types of awards: those voted on by professional critics and industry awards selected by professionals working in some branch of the film industry. For festival awards, please see Arts: Movies: Film Festivals. For awards that include cinema alongside other topics (such as music or television), please see Arts: Awards.
Please submit only sites dealing with multiple characters appearing in film (not television). Sites about individual characters from a film or series, or multiple characters from a single film or series, should be submitted to the appropriate Arts: Movies: Titles subcategory for that film or series. Sites primarily about actors and actresses who portray characters should be submitted to Arts: Performing Arts: Acting: Actors and Actresses or Arts: People. Sites not in English should be submitted to the appropriate language under World.
This category contains sites about fictional characters featured in film, as well as links to ODP categories for pages about specific characters (e.g. Legolas portrayed by Orlando Bloom or Austin Powers portrayed by Mike Myers; upper and middle tiers) and links to ODP categories for series or films that feature popular characters (e.g. James Bond or Godzilla; lower tier).
Sites must have significant existing content -- a minimum of several hundred postings -- to be listed here. Newly-launched new sites should not submit until they have considerable, valid, real on-topic contributions from numerous different people. Sites should focus on broad film themes, or specific titles, genres, history, cultural groups, or other film-specific topics.
This category is for chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, discussion groups, and message boards with content related to specific titles, genres, cast/crew, cultures, periods of history, or a broad range of motion picture topics.
This category is for sites devoted to movie related contests.
This category is for links and resources to filmmakers, films, and actors from a specific country, culture or ethnic group.
Please submit resource sites to this category which feature comprehensive information on movies, from old to unreleased. The content should be easily searchable and cross referenced so as to produce reports in numerous formats (for example, by genre or actor).

Please read the Category Description for further information.

See also the descriptions for the Guides and Directories categories.

Sites listed here are resources that provide a comprehensive overview of movies and typically include information with searchability. Sites may also be deeplinks to multi-movie sites that offer a combination of three or more of the following elements: Pictures, plot summaries, cast and crew data, production details, articles, interviews, news, reviews, ratings, downloads, or links.
Please submit sites to this category which contain movie directories and other types of large organized link collections. The content is generally limited to cast lists and plot summaries, is usually not searchable, and the primary focus is on the presentation of links to other sites.

See also the descriptions for the Guides and Databases categories.

This category is for movie directories, webrings, and other types of large organized link collections.
Sites offering film education resources.
This category is intended for sites which explore and document the art and craft of filmmaking and is not intended for commercial sites. For sites which advertise services related to commercial film, television and video production, please see Business: Arts and Entertainment: Media Production.

Sites focusing on a specific movie title should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory category of Movies Titles.

This category contains sites about the filmmaking process itself, free resources, and help related to the art of filmmaking. It also contains informational websites about filmmakers, directors and other people involved in filmmaking.
Submit sites that deal with a specific film festival to the appropriate alphabetic category. Descriptions for individual film festivals should not contain dates. Only submit to the general category if the site deals with multiple festivals.
Sites dealing with film festivals or the events in general, including narratives and critiques.
Please submit only sites dealing with movie genres in this category. Sites dealing with specific movies should be submitted to Arts/Movies/Titles.
This category is for sites that deal with classification or the examination of movies of a specific genre or genres. A 'genre' may be defined as a category characterized by a particular style, form, or content.
Please submit only sites dealing with information on a large number of movies based on the same theme or specific criterion, such as films based on literary works, or the subject of spirituality in movies. Contents could include cast lists, reviews (on site or external links), plot summaries, ratings, and user comments.

See also the descriptions for the Directories and Databases categories.

This category is for sites offering specific information on a large number of movies with the same theme or criteria.
Please submit only sites dealing with the history of movies or the film industry. This category is not for sites about period movies. Those should be submitted to Historical Genres.
Sites devoted to the history of the movies.
Shopping sites will NEVER be listed in this category. Please read below. Submitting to the wrong category will delay your listing in the ODP.

If a site''s main content is online shopping for home video, submit it to Shopping: Entertainment: Recordings: Video.

Please review the category description before you submit sites. Please do not submit sites under construction.

This category is for sites devoted to home video movies - these include films available on VHS tapes, VCD, Laserdisc or any other mainstream home video media. Sites about DVD home video can be found in the DVD subcategory. This is not a shopping category, but online catalogs of titles for sale will be listed provided that no online ordering is available.
Please submit only informational movie memorabilia sites. Sites that primarily feature shopping or selling memorabilia should be submitted to Shopping: Entertainment: Television and Movies: Movies.
Informational sites devoted to movie memorabilia.
Please submit only movie multimedia resource sites to this category. Multimedia may be defined as using or encompassing several media forms, such as audio, video, text, or images.

Sites offering multimedia not limited to movies, should be submitted to the appropriate category under Computers: Multimedia.

Sites offering movie-focused multimedia resources.
Please submit only sites dealing with movie news and media. Sites that deal with news and information on one specific movie, should be submitted to the appropriate letter or subcategory under Arts: Movies: Titles.

Please read the Category Description for further information.

This category is for movie news services, newspapers, books, magazines and e-zines, articles, interviews, and journals. Please view the subcategories to assist you in correct placement of sites that deal with only one of those specific topics. It is NOT for news or media on the people associated with films (i.e., actors and actresses), just for the movies or the movie industry.

Submissions must be for nonprofit movie / film organizations whose goal is to advocate, support or disseminate information on the art of filmmaking and movies.

Commercial filmmakers should submit to Media Production.

Amateur filmmakers should submit to Amateur Production Companies.

Information on associations, collectives or groups whose primary purpose is to advocate, support, disseminate information on, or in some way further the art of filmmaking and movies.
This category is for personal pages about movies, not about you or your career.

Submit fan sites devoted to one movie to the appropriate subcategory of Arts: Movies: Titles.

This category is for personal pages covering a collection of movies.
Sites devoted to movie quotations.
Please submit only sites that deal with movie reviews. Individual film reviews should be submitted in their relevant subcategories in Movie Titles. Please do not submit sites that are under construcion.
A review is a critical examination of a film, with remarks. Reviews can focus on a variety of angles. Reviews are different from theoretical criticisms, because reviews are the result of the critic's subjective opinion rather than objective evaluation. This category is for sites dedicated to reviewing modern feature films, including Hollywood blockbusters and independent features.

For objective evaluations of films based on their merits in modern film theory, see Movie Theory and Criticism.
Regional/local showtime sites should be categorized under the appropriate city/region in the Regional branch.

Inappropriately submitting a local site here will significantly delay its listing.

Comprehensive databases that offer showtimes nationally or worldwide.
Please submit only sites dealing with movie soundtracks.

Do not submit sites about composers here; please submit to Arts: Music: Movies: Composers.

Retail or shopping sites should be submitted to Shopping: Entertainment: Recordings: Music: Specialty: Soundtracks.

Sites offering information, resources, and reviews on movie soundtracks.
This category is for sites about the movies of a particular studio, not the business background of the studio. Business sites should be submitted to the categories linked below.

Submitting your site to the wrong category will delay its review.
This category is for sites with details on at least one feature film already produced, in production or at the planning stage for a specific major studio. The focus of the category is on the films and not on the business activities of the studio.
Submit performing arts theaters to the approriate category under Performing Arts Venues.
Sites devoted to various aspects of movie theaters themselves.
This category is only for sites that deal with some aspect of film theory or film criticism.

Sites offering reviews or commentary on films should be submitted to Arts/Movies/Reviews.

Film theory seeks to develop concise, systematic concepts that apply to film and video. Classical film theory provides a structural framework to address issues of techniques, narrativity, diegesis, cinematic codes, "the image", genre, subjectivity, and authorship. More recent analysis has given rise to psychoanalytic film theory, structuralist film theory, feminist film theory, and theories of documentary, new media, third cinema, and new queer cinema, to name just a few. Film criticism is, on some level, encapsulated within this rubric, and includes questions about how and why film works, and what effects it has on viewing subjects. These techniques can be applied to individual films, but it is usually aligned with theoretical concepts of the medium. Notice how this is distinct from film review (or film commentary), which is usually written for a general audience and is generally not theoretical.
To avoid delay in listing, please review the ODP Submission Guidelines prior to submitting your site. Please submit only sites in English relating to feature films in wide theatrical or video release, available in English (soundtrack or subtitles). If a category already exists for the movie your site is about, please submit it to that specific category. Otherwise, please submit it to the appropriate letter or numeral category of the alphabet bar in accordance with these examples:
  1. A site for a film called Slithy Toves should go to Arts/Movies/Titles/S
  2. A site for a film called The Manxome Foe should go to Arts/Movies/Titles/M
  3. A site for a film called A Frabjous Day should go to Arts/Movies/Titles/F
This category is for individual film titles. No sites are listed in this category; they are all listed in subcategories. If you can't find a movie you're interested in, try searching the directory for the title, looking through some of the sites listed in Arts: Movies: Databases for more information about the title, or submitting a site about the movie to the appropriate alpha or numeral subcategory.
Please submit only sites dealing with movie trivia in this category.

Sites dealing with trivia from one specific movie, should be submitted to the appropriate letter subcategory under Arts: Movies: Titles.

Interesting and funny facts pertaining to movies.
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