Welcome to Kinolab

Our aim is to be the richest, most comprehensive collection of film and series clips available for non-commercial use in the United States, built from the ground up by the students and scholars using it.

Kinolab’s name comes from the Greek κινέω (kīnéō), which means ‘to set in motion’. We are a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to the analysis of moving images, with a focus on narrative film and media. A key part of our work is the ongoing development and support of our open-access digital platform for film analysis here at Kinolab.org, for use by the entire film and media studies community. The Collections tab above leads to hundreds of clips annotated to highlight distinctive examples of film form and content. Custom search functions allow users to find clips associated with a particular search term or even a combination of search terms.

Our research activities at Kinolab seek to advance the development of a film language data model and to make film language comprehensible to computers through experimentation with machine learning. To learn more about Kinolab's academic work and publications, click on the Research, Collaborations, and About tabs in the navigation bar above. To learn more about how to use Kinolab in the classroom, click on the Teaching tab.

Interested in using our collection or contributing to it? To view and download clips for research or Register today (we’re an open-access project – registration is free!)

Recently Added Clips

Apartment Music
"Apartment Music"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Nothing Left
"Nothing Left"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Linz
"Linz"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Noticed
"Noticed"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Ausgang
"Ausgang"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
A Son
"A Son"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
The One on the Edge of Your Memory
"The One on the Edge of Your Memory"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
The Missing Goddess
"The Missing Goddess"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Closing Sequence
"Closing Sequence"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Opening Sequence
"Opening Sequence"
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Opening Sequence
"Opening Sequence"
FutureStates, Season 1
Closing Sequence
"Closing Sequence"
FutureStates, Season 1
Omnicorn
"Omnicorn"
FutureStates, Season 1
Playing a Part
"Playing a Part"
The New Pope, Season 1
A New Plan
"A New Plan"
The Good Place, Season 4

For More Information

Contact Project Director Allison Cooper in the Cinema Studies Program at Bowdoin College, 7800 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or via email at acooper@bowdoin.edu.