Slavic Films at Harvard

 A still from Bol'shaia zhizn' / Leonid Lukov (Kiev, 1939). Part of: Soviet Film Collection (Harvard  Film Archive).  Photo credit: Harvard Film Conservation blog.


Harvard's Slavic collection includes nearly 3000 films in various physical formats and many available via streaming services. Please note that we have created a separate LibGuide Slavic and East European Film Collection at Harvard where you can find in-depth information about the Slavic film collection at Harvard.

There are several ways to see Slavic films at Harvard:

  1. Check out DVDs or videocassettes from the Library. 
  2. The Harvard Film Archive, one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States, contains 35mm and 16mm films from the area. The Harvard Film Archive items usually have restrictions on use : they may be available to use inside the library, but non-circulating. Please contact HFA for more information.
  3. Several full-length feature films from Eastern Europe and Central Asia can be found in one of the online collections or streaming services available to Harvard community  (access restricted to users with a valid Harvard ID and PIN.) For a list of these collections please see the Video section of the Digital Resources for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies guide.

See also:

Using Published Video in Online Courses (a Harvard Library LibGuide)
Film & Television subject guides by Harvard Library