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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Film or television

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Film or television

Reference: Title of film (Year of distribution) Director [Format]. Place of distribution: Distribution company.

Example: The Lives of Others. (2007) Florien Henckel von Donnersmarck [DVD]. Santa Monica: Lionsgate.


  • Title of film, Year
  • (Title of film, Year)


  • The portrait shown in The Lives of Others (2007)….
  • East Germany was the subject of a recent successful movie (The Lives of Others, 2007)….

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