Answered By: Katie Sherwood
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017     Views: 1514

A film citation includes:

  • The producer's or director’s name (with the word "Producer" or "Director" in parentheses) instead of an author.
  • The year of the movie's release in parentheses
  • The title, italicized and in sentence style with only the first word of the title and proper nouns capitalized
  • Place a physical description in square brackets
  • Include the country of origin and the company
  • Don't forget to include a retrieval statement if the movie was obtained online

The example below is taken from the library’s APA guide. Use the link to learn more about citing sources.

General Form

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (year). Title of motion picture [Medium]. City, ST: Production Studio


Browne, C., McUsic, M. (Producers), & Schroeder, J. A. (Director). (2013). Dear Mr. Watterson [Motion picture]. Retrieved from

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